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

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Events

Orange Service

Saturday, July 18, 2020 to Sunday, July 19, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020 to Sunday, August 9, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020 to Sunday, August 23, 2020
Traditional mixed train.  Photo:  Steve Sedgwick

All Vintage Train Events cancelled.

Travel on replicas of our original 1903 Great Western liveried bogie carriages, with goods wagons and brake van attached, and watch the shunting at each end of the trip.

 The 'Vintage Trains' depart Llanfair Caereinion at 11:10 and 14:45, or from Welshpool at 13:05 and 16:20 (no return train available from Llanfair Caereinion).

Our other departues on the day will be hauled by one of our other steam locomotives, with passenger accommodation in our regular Austrian and Hungarian carriages.

Normal fares apply on all trains. (Member’s free travel valid on the vintage trains if space permits)

 



Welsh Tea on the Train - please note, July Welsh Tea Trains are not operating

Saturday, July 25, 2020 to Sunday, July 26, 2020
Tea Train.  Photo: C Spencer

DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THE WELSH TEA TRAINS ON 25 & 26 JULY HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.  

Passengers with  pre-booked tickets for this event will be contacted about refunds. We can be contacted at info@wllr.org.uk . Please see our News Page for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Return journey from Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool, leaving Llanfair at 13:50, with Welsh sweet and savoury tea served at your seat in one direction. Full silver and table cloth service. Travel one way in our Austrian or African tea cars, and the other direction in one of our elegant Edwardian saloon carriages.

Special fares will apply on the 'Welsh Tea' train, but ordinary fares apply on our ordinary 'Yellow' service.

If you have special dietary requests or other requirements, please call us before you book so we can see how we may assist.

For further information and to BOOK NOW

Fish & Chips Evening Train 1st August 2020 - We regret that event has been cancelled

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Passengers with  pre-booked tickets for this event will be contacted about refunds. We can be contacted at info@wllr.org.ukPlease see our News Page for further details.  We apologise for the inconvenience.

 

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

More information and prices.

Evening Hog Roast - We regret that event has been cancelled

Saturday, August 15, 2020

We will be running a Hogroast Special Train in the evening departing Llanfair Caereinion at 18.30.

*** Please note that booking for the Hog Roast Evening Special will close on 13th August 2020 ***

Tickets now available

Further information and prices.

Ham Radio Weekend - We regret that event has been cancelled

Saturday, August 22, 2020 to Sunday, August 23, 2020
Ham Radio Event.  Photo: Charles Spencer

Over the weekend of 22nd-23rd August ham radio enthusiasts will be setting up their radio station at Llanfair Caereinion station.  Using the special call signal GB4 WLR, they will be broadcasting to the world.

The Ham Radio weekend is in conjunction with our orange Vintage Train timetable.

Normal fares apply on all trains.

Fish & Chips Evening Train 29th August 2020

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Travel on the special evening train from Llanfair Caereinion; at Welshpool we will serve your choice of meal to enjoy on the return journey, with a pause at Castle Caereinion for a tub of delicious dairy ice cream.  Advance booking essential.

This special train will operate in addition to our daytime service.

Ordinary fares apply on our daytime service, but special fares will be applicable on the evening Fish & Chips train.

More information and prices.

Gala Weekend - Friday - We regret that event has been cancelled

Friday, September 4, 2020

DUE TO THE CONTINUING UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

The start of our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  During the event, every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands.  Please note that not all attractions will be available on Friday.​

Further details when available.

 

Gala Weekend - Saturday - We regret that this event has been cancelled

Saturday, September 5, 2020

DUE TO THE CONTINUING UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Further details when available.

 

Gala Weekend - Sunday - We regret that this event has been cancelled

Sunday, September 6, 2020

DUE TO THE CONTINUING UNCERTAINTY OF THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION AND HAVING TO PLAN AHEAD FOR SPECIAL EVENTS WE REGRET THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

Our biggest event of the year, again over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the associated Llanfair Garden Railway Show up the hill at Llanfair High School.

Further details when available.

 

 

Halloween - We regret that event has been cancelled

Saturday, October 31, 2020
Ghost Image courtesy of www.halloweenclipart.com

Llanfair Caereinion station and the train will be spookily decorated and the last train will return to Llanfair in eerie dusk.

Come in costume and join in the fun. Spot the ghosts and creatures haunting the railway line for a prize.

Normal fares apply on all trains, and we'll be running our Yellow Timetable.

 

Ghost image courtesy of Halloweenclipart.com

Santa Special

Saturday, December 5, 2020 to Sunday, December 6, 2020
Saturday, December 12, 2020 to Sunday, December 13, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020 to Monday, December 21, 2020
Magical journey through the Banwy Valley. Photo: Bruce Webber

5th/6th & 12th/13th & 19th/20th/21st of December. Trains leave Llanfair Caereinion frequently to take adults and children to meet Santa and receive a gift. Mince pies, mulled wine and fruit drinks are served on your return to Llanfair.

 

 

 

Mince Pie Special Trains

Sunday, December 27, 2020
Tuesday, December 29, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
Photo: Kevin Heywood

Ride our heated carriages from Llanfair Caereinion to Castle Caereinion return and finish up with a visit to our cosy tearoom at Llanfair Caereinion for a complimentary mince pie.

Please note that all trains start and finish at Llanfair Caereinion only where there is plenty of FREE parking.  There is no parking at Castle Caereinion.

Trains depart Llanfair Caereinion for the appoximately 1 hour return journey at 11.00, 12.45 and 14.30.

Tickets may be bought online or on the day at the booking office.