Steam locomotive update from the Bala Lake Railway

Alice at the Bala Lake Railway
Credit: Bala Lake Railway

The Bala Lake Railway has released an update on locomotive winter maintenance taking place on their resident steam locomotives, based at Llanuwchllyn, North Wales.

Hunslet loco Alice at Bala on the Bala Lake Railway
Hunslet loco Alice at Bala on the Bala Lake Railway // Credit: RailAdvent

Three of the railway’s resident Quarry Hunslets, George B, Winifred and Maid Marian, have all passed their boiler inspections and are currently being reassembled for the start of the running season, which will see trains run alongside Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) between Llanuwchllyn and Bala.

Alice is having her 10 yearly overhaul, which includes the fitting of a new boiler. The Severn Valley Railway is currently building this narrow-gauge boiler.

The overhaul of Holy War is also progressing, with her axle boxes currently receiving attention. The Severn Valley Railway will refurbish her boiler in the near future.

If you are visiting the Bala Lake Railway in 2020, you may like to see one of our past videos of visits to this incredible little railway.


Hugh Napier and Winifred at Llanuwchllyn
Hugh Napier and Winifred at Llanuwchllyn // Credit: RailAdvent

If you are visiting, you may also like to see when the railway is running, a timetable and fares can be found by clicking here.

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Which locomotive at the Bala Lake Railway is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

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