Steam locomotive 5199 on the final day of festive trains at the Llangollen Railway

5199
Credit: George Jones

It might be the start of a new year, but the Llangollen Railway are still running trains through the Welsh countryside.

New Year’s Day saw GWR Large Prairie 5199 at the helm of the last of the Mince Pie Specials.

Thanks to George Jones for sending in these photos.

Firstly, 5199 is seen on arriving at Carrog with the 10:40 arrival from Llangollen and is then later seen at Llangollen running round her train ready to take the 13:00 Mince Pie Special out of Llangollen.

5199
Credit: George Jones
5199
Credit: George Jones

Whilst you have missed out on a trip to the Llangollen Railway for their Mince Pie Specials, you havent missed out on a trip in 2019. The next train on the Llangollen Railway is on Saturday 18 February when the heritage railcar is rostered.

Steam will operate during the half term weeks 20-24 February (the diesel railcar will be operating on the 25th/26th February) and 27 – 3 March.

Trains will then run on weekends throughout March with the daily service starting from 1 April through to 10 November.

Trains will continue to terminate at Carrog until such time as the new Corwen terminus is opened on a date to be announced in 2019.

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.