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Railway Event, Sat 7 Oct 2017, £5-£11

Autumn Gala

Autumn Gala


On Saturday October 7th, the Gwili Steam Railway will be holding it's annual Gala Day. This year, the event will be themed around the opening of the new extension to Abergwili Junction.

An intensive timetable of passenger and goods trains will be in operation throughout the day, with trains crossing at both Bronwydd Arms and Llwyfan Cerrig. Some trains will be double-headed.

What's on - Bronwydd Arms...
- Intensive timetable - lots of movements to see!
- Photo display about the extension project
- S&T Museum (at the far end of the carpark, in the old signalbox from Fairfach)
- Routemaster RM308 on display, outside the signalbox.
- Cafe open all day (in two restored ex-Taff Vale Railway coaches, located next to the signalbox)
- Trade and display stands in the carpark (weather permitting), as follows:

Garw Valley Railway Society
Dean Forest Railway
Rhondda Tunnel Society
Gwili Railway Preservation Society
Pembrokeshire Portable Track club

The 'Pembrokeshire Portable Track' club will be running a portable (3.5/5" gauge) passenger-carrying track at the North end of the car-park. Rides will be available for a small charge, using both steam and battery electric locomotives.

There will also be a bus-link to the model railway exhibition (organised by the West Wales 'O' Gauge group) in Bronwydd Village Hall - see below.

At Llwyfan Cerrig...
- TVR No.28 on static display in the yard - available for 'cabbing'.
- Carriage & Wagon workshop - view progress on rolling stock currently 'in the shops'.
- Travelling Post Office - TPO coach open and available to visit.
- Display stands from the Welsh Train Project (TVR 28) and the Gwili Vintage Carriage Group (GVCG).

The 7.25" gauge Llwyfan Cerrig Miniature Railway will be running throughout the day, with trains hauled by resident Roanoke 0-4-0PH "Ben" (2003) and S/O 0-6-0PH "Bill" (1997, rebuilt 2017).

Model Railway Exhibition
The West Wales 'O' Gauge group will be holding a model railway exhibition in Bronwydd Village Hall - around 15 minutes walk from the station. A free mini-bus shuttle will run between the two during the day. The show will feature 6 layouts, 3 traders and a number of demonstrations. Please note that there is a separate entrance charge for the exhibition.

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 7 Oct 2017


Ticket prices: Adult £11.00, Senior £10.00, Children 3-15 £5.00 (under 3 free), Family (2 adults & 2 children) £27.50.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 1 Oct Sunday Lunch Trains
Sat 7 Oct Autumn Gala
Sun 15 Oct High Tea Trains with Prosecco
Sat 28 Oct - Sun 5 Nov October Half Term
Sat 2 - Sun 3 Dec Santa's Magical Steam Trains
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Dec Santa's Magical Steam Trains


Bronwydd Arms Station,
SA33 6HT



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Map reference: SN 417239  Lat: 51.89130 Long: -4.30076

On A484, 3 miles north of Carmarthen; follow brown tourist signs.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Carmarthen station


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