Railways

 

From the family day trip to the railway enthusiast.  There are a fine selection of journeys and experiances for all. You can even have a driving experiance where you controls of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive.Why not make a weekend of it? See our special offers for details.

Welshpool to Llanfair Light Railway

 

Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion,  this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life. A number of special events take place, including Santa trains and the Steam Gala. (http://www.wllr.org.uk/index.htm)

Welshpool to Llanfair Light Railway Driver Experiance Course

 

Driver Experience courses designed to give you the thrill of being at the controls of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive. You will be hauling astandard train along a challenging route with sharp curves and steep gradients. (http://www.wllr.org.uk/driver_exp.htm)

Bala Lake Railway

 

Bala Lake Railway offers a delightful 9-mile (1 hour approx.) return journey alongside Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), through the beautiful and natural Snowdonia National Park. The journey offers extensive views of Llyn Tegid, its surrounding countryside as well as the Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy mountains (http://www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk)

Bala Lake Railway Driving Experiance

 

Drive the 2ft narrow gauge steam train/ You will help with preparing the loco of your choice and helping raise steam as well as the all-important polishing of brasses. (http://www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk/locoexperience/default.html)

Vale of Rheidol Railway (Aberystwyth to Devils Bridge)

 

A beautiful stream train journey from the sea side town of Aberystwyth to the beautiful setting of Devils Bridge. (http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk/index.htm)

Llangollen Railway Driving Experiances

A range of different driving experiances on offer including: All Day Freight Experience, Steam Locomotive Experience, Diesel Locomotive Experience and many more. (http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/page.php?id=14)

Llangollen Railway

The only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. A Primarily steam hauled heritage railway located alongside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in llangollen. Special Events include Thomas the Tank. (http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/)