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image for Railway Event item typeAutumn Steam Gala at Llangollen Railway

Railway Event, Fri 12 - Sun 14 Oct 2018

Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway


Join us for our three day feast of steam-hauled nostalgia during our annual Autumn Steam Gala. This has become a important event on many enthusiasts calendars for holding a varied range of trains running along our picturesque ten mile line.

Today’s preserved Llangollen Railway is a surviving part of a major cross-country railway route linking Ruabon and the busy industrial environs of Cheshire, Manchester and Liverpool with the holiday resort of Barmouth. For nearly 100 years, the railway carried many thousands of holidaymakers over its tracks to seaside resorts right along the Cambrian Coast.

Our ‘Along Cambrian Lines 2‘ gala will be a celebration of these much loved trains heading for the seaside during the 1950s and early 1960s. A great line-up of visiting locomotives will be supported by members of the Llangollen Railway’s home fleet, recreating many of the authentic sights and sounds of the period!

Our first confirmed guest is BR Ivatt 2MT No. 46521, courtesy of the Great Central Railway. This former Royal Train engine spent almost its entire working life in Wales and was allocated to Oswestry, Brecon and Machynlleth steam sheds during its career. No. 46521 was also regular sight around Barmouth during the 1950s and 1960s, working trains along the Cambrian Coast route and the regular shuttle service up the Mawddach estuary to Dolgellau.

Attractions include:
•Interactive activities for all the family, including ‘Make your own Luggage Labels‘.
•Display of entries of our 2018 ‘Steam Trains to the Seaside‘ children’s poster competition.
•Intensive timetable over all three days.
•Full line and local services to-ing and fro-ing.
•Demonstration goods and parcel loading at Berwyn station
•Plus lots more…

Along our line, we have lots of interesting structures built with local stone which was quarried along the River Dee. A special exhibition telling the story of some of the viaducts, road bridges.

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 12 - Sun 14 Oct 2018


One Day Rover - Adults £23, Senior £20, Child £14, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £70.
Two Day Rover - Adults £44, Senior £38, Child £26, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £128.
Three Day Rover - Adults £60, Senior £53, Child £38, Family (2 adults & 2 children) £160.

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 25 Aug Real Ale Train
Sat 15 Sep Oktoberfest
Sat 29 - Sun 30 Sep Diesel Weekend
Sat 6 Oct Real Ale Train
Fri 12 - Sun 14 Oct Autumn Steam Gala
Thu 25 - Sat 27 Oct Day out with Thomas


The Station,
Abbey Road,
LL20 8SN



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Map reference: SJ 214422  Lat: 52.97138 Long: -3.17185

Located near the Dee Bridge over the River Dee on Abbey Road (A542).

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Ruabon station


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