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The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world, established in 1832.

In or near Porthmadog

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Historic narrow-gauge steam railway set in beautiful, unspoilt Snowdonia. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

In or near Tywyn

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A once in a lifetime adventure on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which has been described as one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world.

In or near Llanberis

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In the Heart of the Land of the Little Trains, The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2 foot 3 inch) railway whose origins date back to the 1850's.

In or near Machynlleth

 

Bala Lake Railway is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales. The 9 mile return journey through the striking scenery of the Snowdonia National Park and a must see attraction on the shore line of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid).

In or near Bala

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The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway is a small, friendly railway where the train ride is just part of the experience. Free guided tours at the heritage centre. Vintage train.

In or near Porthmadog

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Aberystwyth Cliff Railway is open throughout the year. There’s no need to book in advance, just pop up to the ticket office, and hop onboard. Trains run every few minutes so you can let the train take you to one of the best views in Wales.

In or near Aberystwyth

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A narrow gauge train trip up the steepest gradients in Britain. Steam locos and coaches from around the world. Shops and picnic areas at both termini.

In or near Welshpool

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Dolgoch Falls railway station is a station on the Talyllyn Railway between Tywyn and Abergynolwyn in Southern Snowdonia. Just 4 miles from Tywyn Wharf the station was built for tourist traffic and for visitors to the local Dolgoch Falls.

In or near Tywyn

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A stunning train journey alongside the most beautiful shoreline with a view of the countryside in the background. Fairbourne Railway extends two miles between Fairbourne Village and Barmouth Ferry railway, Mid Wales.

In or near Fairbourne

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The Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway and runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon where trains start from beneath the castle walls for the journey to Porthmadog.

In or near Caernarfon

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Travel in an all-weather observation coach behind a vintage Steam Locomotive through beautiful scenery into the Brecon Beacons National Park along the full length of the Taf Fechan Reservoir to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons.

In or near Merthyr Tydfil

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Enjoy a gentle ride behind a vintage steam engine along the shores of Lake Padarn, with unrivalled views of Snowdon from viewpoints quite inaccessible by road.

In or near Llanberis

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All aboard for an unforgettable 12 mile journey from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge travelling up 700ft through some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery on a historic narrow-gauge steam railway.

In or near Aberystwyth

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Join the train at Bronwydd Arms Station and take a trip into the past, on a living full-size steam railway. A new 1.75 mile long extension to Abergwili Junction opened on 1 July 2017, increasing the route length to 4 miles.

In or near Carmarthen

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The Teifi Valley Railway is a 2 foot narrow gauge railway created from a branch line of the Great Western Railway which served the West Wales rural area.

In or near Newcastle Emlyn

 

The line is the highest and steepest in the country, climbing through the Blaenavon World heritage site and the wild and dramatic moorland landscape under the brooding Coity mountain

In or near Pontypool

 

Experience a real-life railway in operation and learn about the history of railways in Barry and beyond. The Railway is open on dates throughout the year for families, groups and rail enthusiasts, offering a fun and enjoyable trip.

In or near Barry