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WELSHPOOL & LLANFAIR

LIGHT RAILWAY

A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.

Thank you for visiting during 2014.  We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Photo Patrick Cheshire

 

Photo:  Patrick Cheshire

 

 

 

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2015 Driver Experience

Dates Now Available!

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2015 Timetable Leaflet

LATEST EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

FULL TIME VACANCY FOR

GENERAL MANAGER

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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:

1 JANUARY 2015.

 

 

Welcome to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway.  Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion,  this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush of every day life.

Built as a Light Railway to avoid some of the costs of railway construction, the narrow gauge allows for tight curves and steep gradients, enabling the line to follow the contours of the countryside.   All of our trains are steam hauled, either by one of our unique original locomotives or one from abroad.  The carriages too are special; those in regular use being from Hungary and Austria with access to the enclosed seating area via an open balcony  - a great way to watch the world go by.

Do you want to find out more about accessibility?  Read our access statement.

 Photo Kevin Heywood

Photo:  Kevin Heywood