Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
A 16 mile return journey by narrow gauge steam train through beautiful Mid Wales countryside.
Photo:  Kevin Heywood

rcSteam Gala 2017

Steam Gala 2017

1st, 2nd & 3rd September 2017

THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Visiting locomotive Bagnall 0-6-2T 'Superb' from Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, hauling both passenger and goods trains
  • Intensive service including mixed and freight trains
  • Eight Miles of Fireworks - Saturday evening train to view fireworks at Welshpool, all intermediate stations and Llanfair (£3 supplement)
  • Photographers' special trains
  • Friday Evening Photographic Session - Pre-booking only

At Welshpool:

  • Permanent Way Display 
  • 'Monarch' on display
  • 'Little Layouts' Model Railway Exhibition
  • Trade Stands

At Llanfair Caereinion:

  • Grand return of ex-Sierre Leone Hunslet 2-6-2T No.85 (W&L No.14) on Friday
  • Display by Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum
  • Demonstration of works locos 'Ferret' and 'The Wasp'
  • Workshop open
  • Display of Model Locomotives
  • Visiting vintage vehicles, machinery and traction engines
  • Trade Stands
  • Renowned Railway Artist Jonathan Clay
  • Saturday night photography
  • Real Ale Bar on Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday
  • Hot Food Van on Friday and Saturday Evenings (from 5.15pm)

A free bus will also be running to the seperate entry Garden Railway show on Saturday and Sunday at the leisure centre, Llanfair Caereinion

Opening hours and enquiry details available on Garden Railway Show Flyer.  Please note the Garden Railway Show is not open on Friday.

All events and locomotives subject to availability. 

Please note that not all attractions are available on all three days.

PAGE LAST UPDATED  16th August 2017


TIMETABLE

You are advised to check the timetable for updates before travelling. 

TIMETABLE FOR 1st, 2nd AND 3rd SEPTEMBER 2017 - Issue 1 Published 16 August 2017

 


PRINCIPAL FARES

Book on-line for Bargain Fares and to save time on the day.

To book on-line follow this link to our timetable calendar page and click on the appropriate date (1st, 2nd or 3rd September) to start your ticket selection.

 

ADVANCE BOOKINGS - ON-LINE ONLY

BARGAIN WEEKEND ROVER - ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE

Valid Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017

If you are visiting the gala on 2 or 3 days we recommend a Weekend Rover Ticket.  These tickets are only available in advance via the website.

Advance Weekend Rover - Adult / Senior Citizen £29.00
Advance Weekend Rover - Child, 3 to 15 years old £4.00
Advance Weekend Rover - Child under 3 years old FREE

 

INDIVIDUAL DAY ROVER

Valid on one day only, either Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd September 2017

If you are visiting for one day only we recommend a Day Rover Ticket.

Advance Day Rover - Adult / Senior Citizen FRIDAY only £15.00
Advance Day Rover - Adult / Senior Citizen SATURDAY only £20.00
Advance Day Rover - Adult / Senior Citizen SUNDAY only £17.00
Advance Day Rover - Child, 3 to 15 years old £4.00
Advance Day Rover - Child under 3 years old FREE

To book on-line follow this link to our timetable calendar page and click on the appropriate date (1st, 2nd or 3rd September) to start your ticket selection.

 

ON THE DAY FARES

INDIVIDUAL DAY ROVER

Valid on one day only, either Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd September 2017

If you are visiting for one day only we recommend a Day Rover Ticket.

Day Rover - Adult / Senior Citizen FRIDAY only £17.00
Day Rover - Adult / Senior Citizen SATURDAY only £23.00
Day Rover - Adult / Senior Citizen SUNDAY only £19.00
Day Rover - Child, 3 to 15 years old £4.50
Day Rover - Child under 3 years old FREE

Available from the Booking Office

 

SINGLE USE TICKETS

Fares applicable on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd September 2017

If you only have time for one return journey the following fares are applicable.

One Return Journey - Adult / Senior Citizen £15.00
One Return Journey - Child, 3 to 15 years old £4.50
One Return Journey - Child under 3 years old FREE

(Fares shown above are applicable for one full line return journey starting at either Welshpool or Llanfair Caereinion)

 

Member's Free Travel, Great Little Trains of Wales Discount Cards and Heritage Railways Association tickets not valid.

 


 

Some trains are expected to run at or near full capacity.

We regret that some trains (Trains marked W&L, W&LM or SLR featuring the Pickering Carriages or the Sierra Leone Railway Carriages) and some exhibitions are not wheelchair accessible.  Please see our access statement for further details and please phone 01938 810441 for advice before visiting the event.

Site entrance at Llanfair Caereinion £3.00 per car, entrance to Welshpool is FREE.

 


Whilst every effort will be made to maintain the advertised service, the Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice and accepts no liability for any loss, inconvenience or delay.