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

rcSteam Gala 2019

Steam Gala 2019

Friday 30th August, Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September 2019

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT - 'ZILLERTAL' - 9 AUGUST 2019

We regret that it is most unlikely that we'll be able to complete "fitness to run" work and testing for visiting Austrian locomotive 'Zillertal' before this year's gala event.  Therefore, at present, we're not planning for 'Zillertal' to be in steam during the event, though it will be part of the workshop display along with newly re-wheeled 'Sir Drefaldwyn'.  We'll keep you updated via this web page and social media of any changes to the situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:

  • Steam-hauled train service with 'Countess' and 'Joan', plus heritage diesels on short-turn services
  • Classic Bus from centre of town centre car park by the Tourist Information Centre to both Welshpool Raven Square and Llanfair Caereinion stations (Saturday only)

 

At Welshpool:

  • The W&L Track Gang display, including the Wasp and visiting pump trolley from Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
  • 'Monarch' and 'Dougal' on display
  • Model Railway Exhibition
  • Ride on miniature railway
  • Trade Stands
  • Mid Wales Classic Car Club – Sunday only

At Llanfair Caereinion:

  • Workshop guided tours to view restoration of Locomotive No.699.01 ‘Sir Drefaldwyn’ and commissioning work on visiting U-Class locomotive ‘Zillertal’ on hire from the Zillertalbahn in Austria
  • Display by Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum
  • Llanfair Connections – New ‘Pop up Museum’, Model Engineering, 16mm Steam Model Railway and the ‘Welshpool Cattle Dock Timeline’
  • Visiting vintage vehicles and traction engines
  • Trade Stands
  • Saturday night photography
  • Real Ale Bar on Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday
  • Saturday evening Burger Van from 6.30pm
  • Musical entertainment on Saturday

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

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  22nd August 2019 (Timetable added)


TIMETABLE

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

Please follow the link for the 2019 Gala Timetable Issue 2 - 22 August 2019


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 (30th August , 31st August or 1st September) to start your ticket selection.

 

ADVANCE BOOKINGS - ON-LINE ONLY

BARGAIN WEEKEND ROVER - ONLY AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE

Valid Friday 30th August , Saturday 31st August & Sunday 1st September 2019

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

£4.50

Advance Weekend Rover - Child under 3 years old

FREE

 

INDIVIDUAL DAY ROVER

Valid on one day only, either Friday 30th August , Saturday 31st August or Sunday 1st September 2019

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

£4.50

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 (30th August , 31st August or 1st September) to start your ticket selection.

 

ON THE DAY FARES

INDIVIDUAL DAY ROVER

Valid on one day only, either Friday 30th August , Saturday 31st August or Sunday 1st September 2019

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

£5.00

Day Rover - Child under 3 years old

FREE

Available from the Booking Office

 

SINGLE USE TICKETS

Fares applicable on Friday 30th August , Saturday 31st August or Sunday 1st September 2019

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

One Return Journey - Adult / Senior Citizen

£14.50

One Return Journey - Child, 3 to 15 years old

£5.00

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 both Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion £3.00 per vehicle.

 


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.