RAILWAYS IN WALES
Bala Lake Railway - Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid. Small narrow gauge railway running from Llanuwchllyn to Bala along side Bala lake. One of the Great Little Trains of Wales.
Brecon Mountain Railway. Travel behind a vintage steam locomotive from Pant Station to Pontsticill taking in the scenery of the Brecon Beacons and Taf Fechan Reservoir. One of the Great Little Trains of Wales.
Cambrian Heritage Railway. Oswestry / Llynclys. Opposite Aldi and Morrisons in Oswestry Town Centre. Sat nav ref SY11 1RE.
Corris Railway & Museum - Amgueddfa A Rheilffordd Corris. Built in 1859 the Corris Railway was the first narrow gauge railway in Mid Wales. The steam hauled round trip takes 50 minutes.
Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway. Enjoy a two mile trip on one of Britains Great Little Railways from Fairbourne to Penrhyn Point, then take the pedestrian ferry across to Barmouth.
Llanberis Lake Railway - Rheilffordd Llyn Padarn. Running from Llanberis to Penllyn with views of the Snowdonian Mountains and Lake Padarn. The historic little steam engines all worked originally at nearby slate quarries.
Llangollen Railway - Rheilffordd Llangollen. Enjoy the beautiful Welsh scenery on the 8 miles from Llangollen to Carrog behind either steam or diesel locomotives. Various special events are held throughout the year.
Rheilffordd Ffestiniog Railway / Rheilffordd Eryri Welsh Highland Railway (Caernarfon). The Ffestiniog Railway climbs over 700 ft from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Take a 13 ½ mile journey behind a unique steam narrow gauge locomotive. Or why not try the 12 mile section of the Welsh Highland Railway between Caernarfon and Rhyd ddu, which they hope eventually to extend through Beddgelert and down to Porthmadog, making the longest narrow gauge line in Britain.
Snowdon Mountain Railway. Take in the breathtaking views from the summit of Snowdon, which at 3,560 ft is the highest mountain in England and Wales. From Llanberis Station the journey begins on the rack and pinion railway, taking 2 and a half hours for a return trip.
Talyllyn. Running inland from Tywyn to Nant Gwernol, this narrow gauge steam railway has at the main station in Tywyn a large Narrow Gauge Railway Museum with it's own website. www.ngrm.org.uk
Vale of Rheidol Railway. Enjoy an 11 ¾ mile journey through the Rheidol Valley on a narrow gauge steam train. From Aberystwyth climb over 600 ft to Devils Bridge.
Welsh Highland Railway (Porthmadog). This small friendly railway currently running from Porthmadog to Pen-y-Mount has both steam and diesel locomotives in operation. It has a large shop which stocks a substantial selection of new railway books.
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway. A 2ft 6 inch gauge railway running from Llanfair Caerinion to Welshpool. The 8 mile jouney is undertaken by original and preserved steam locomotives from various countries.
FAVOURITES WELL WORTH A VISIT.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway. This standard gauge railway running from Bodmin General to Boscarne Junction and Bodmin General to Bodmin Parkway has steep gradients, so sit back and listen to the sound of either diesel or steam locomotives working hard!
Churnet Valley Railway. Enjoy a 10 ½ mile return journey along the Churnet Valley between Cheddleton and Kingsley & Froghall. Mostly steam with various special events.
East Lancashire Railway. Running between Heywood - Bury - Ramsbottom and Rawtenstall this 12 mile standard gauge railway uses mainly steam locomotives but has various diesel events to keep everyone happy.
OTHER SITES OF INTEREST.
www.bordersmodelrailwayclub.com - My local modelling club.
www.whittlebooks.com- Selling Vintage Marine Engine Books and Lotus Motor Racing Magazines.
www.theoilengine.co.uk - Vintage Marine Engines and spares for sale.
www.barmouthelim.co.uk - A most welcoming, friendly church, why not drop in for a chat and a
coffee/tea if you happen to be in Barmouth,Wales.
RailServe.com: The Internet Railroad Directory - Over 11,000 rail-related links, search engine, daily rail news, free classified ads, discussion board, Train Simulator add-ons, and more!
The Railcar Association - www.railcar.co.uk
MUMFORD BOOKS. Books, prints and images. Large collection of antiquarian, collectors, general interest, craft and more items - well worth a visit to website. www.mumfordbooks.co.uk
www.ukmodelshops.co.uk - The British Railway Modelling Directory on the internet.
www.onelitreF2.org - For the One litre Formula 2 cars 1964-1966
www.gauge1north.org.uk - Gauge 1 modelling group