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
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.
want to find out more about accessibility? Read
our access statement.
Special Events provide an
opportunity to look at past times, in this case a private
photographic charter has
recreated a typical 1950s freight
train using 'The Earl' and some of the surviving freight wagons.
The beautiful Montgomeryshire
countryside completes the scene. 23 April 2013
Photo: David Williams