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

Rail Route: Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

In or near Porthmadog

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The Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway is the longest in Britain and the only one in Wales. Its 778 feet undulating track and tilted carriages are the unique work of Victorian engineer G. Croyden Marks.

In or near Aberystwyth

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A delightful ride through the glorious scenery of the Snowdonia National Park along the shore line of Wales' largest natural lake.

Rail Route: Llanuwchllyn - Bala

  • Duration: 1 hour return journey

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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.

Rail Route: Tywyn - Abergynolwyn

In or near Tywyn

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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.

Rail Route: Caernarfon to Porthmadog.

In or near Caernarfon

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Britain's only public track and pinion mountain railway runs from Llanberis to the summit of Snowdon at 3,560ft, the highest mountain in England and Wales.

In or near Llanberis

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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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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.

Rail Route: Llanfair Caereinion - Welshpool

In or near Welshpool

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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.

Rail Route: Aberystwyth - Devil's Bridge

In or near Aberystwyth

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Travelling on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is the finest way to explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century.

Rail Route: Devil's Bridge to Aberystwyth

In or near Devil's Bridge

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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

 

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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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

 

The Cambrian Heritage Railways operate a 1200 metre section of line from a replica, period station at Llynclys South, to Pen-y-Garreg Lane, Pant. All passenger trains are heritage diesel multiple units.

In or near Oswestry

 

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

 

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.

Rail Route: Bronwydd Arms to Danycoed (2.5 miles) & Abergwili Junction (1.5 miles).

In or near Carmarthen

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A standard gauge heritage railway located beside the historic Dee Bridge in Llangollen that journeys 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen. Please note that for 2020 we are only running to CARROG.

Rail Route: Llangollen - Carrog

In or near Llangollen

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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

Rail Route: From Furnace Sidings

In or near Pontypool

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