Beeches Light Railway

Private steam railway set for closure

Adrian Shooter has announced that his private steam railway, the Beeches Light Railway, will be closing this year. The railway will be closing after 15 years in May this year. However, the plan is to relocate it...
No. 6 Padarn at Snowdon Summit on the Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway announces 2019 reopening date

The Snowdon Mountain Railway has announced that they will be reopening again on Friday 15th March (weather permitting) and will taking passengers up to Clogwyn. Clogwyn is 3/4 of the way up the mountain until...
Joan at Llanfair on the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

Welshpool railway set to benefit from £89,000 grant

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway has announced that they have been given an £89,000 grant by the Welsh Government to carry out a wide range of improvements. Charging points for electric vehicles will be...
Velinheli on Footplate Rides at Dinas

Steam locomotives set to head to London!

The Ffestiniog Railway has announced that two locomotives will be heading to London this February to celebrate their heritage. 183 years ago, the Ffestiniog Railway opened for business, initially it opened to carry slate from the...
David Lloyd George passes Campbells Platform

Camping and caravanning along the Ffestiniog Railway

Caravanning is a great way to explore North Wales, and we would really recommend visiting the Ffestiniog Railway if you end up in this beautiful country. As we head into the new caravanning and camping season,...
Penrhyn Crossing

Crossing collision at the Ffestiniog Railway

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch has announced that they are currently looking into an incident which took place at the Ffestiniog Railway, in North Wales. Around 16:30 on the 6th January 2019 saw an engineering...
No. 6 Padarn at Snowdon Summit on the Snowdon Mountain Railway

Snowdon Mountain Railway appoints senior member of staff

The Snowdon Mountain Railway has announced that they have appointed a new Revenue Manager. Chris Jones, who was most recently Operations Manager for Premier Inn, joins the 28 member strong team and will be based in...
Corris Railway news

News on steam locomotive No.10 and other projects at the Corris Railway

The Corris Railway has released an update on their new steam locomotive, Falcon No.10. Progress has continued at the workshops of Alan Keef Ltd at Ross-on-Wye. Following the plan to use the remaining cab components...
Wendy

Steam locomotive Wendy set for Amberley visit

Wendy the Bagnall will be based at Amberley Museum in Sussex for their 2019 season. ‘Wendy’ is at Amberley to fill in for her classmate Bagnall ‘Peter’ while he goes for a full overhaul. ‘Wendy’...
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway 1st class carriage

New railway carriage arrives in Cumbria

The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway has announced that their brand new 1st class carriage has arrived from Wales. On Wednesday 2 January 2019, the builders of the carriage, the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways bidded farewell...