Consultancy & Training

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Our team of highly experienced engineers have extensive experience of all aspects of narrow gauge and miniature railway consultancy and training.

Our expertise is sought the world over, so you need look no further than Alan Keef Ltd for expert advice and guidance from the start to the end of your project, no matter how large or how small.

Whether your requirement is for an initial inspection of a current railway; feasibility study for a new railway or just the locomotive, carriages and track system elements alone. Our expertise is renowned and we are relied on for our straightforward advice as well as robust, practical and durable solutions that work day in and day out.


Operating a safe railway is going to be your main priority and we can help create a structured training programme, bespoke to your railway and deliver initial, one-off or periodic training to suit your requirements.

Investigation & reporting

We can help with investigations into railways that are having problems with their track system, rolling stock or maintenance as well offering 'incident investigation' reports.

Sites that challenge

No matter how challenging, we rise to the occasion for any site, from marine locations to those with steep gradients including funicular railways. Alan Keef Ltd has been working with complex and challenging railways for over 50 years and we know what works best for just about every situation.

Valuations for insurance, sale and probate

We are able to supply consultancy for narrow gauge railway valuations for insurance, sale and probate purposes and will handle your affairs with complete discretion and sensitivity. To find out more, simply get in touch and let us know how we can help you.

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Sharing our knowledge is at the heart of our operation

Every project will involve an element of consultancy, and many training too, and we've been called in to work on many projects, a few of which can be seen below. To see more of what we do please visit our Gallery.