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Experience the beautiful Welsh countryside: on little railways that are passionate about providing a warm welcome and an amazing experience. Take your time as we transport you on a relaxed journey, an ideal little excursion.

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LL23 7DD Bala Lake

Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake Railway), a 9-mile return journey alongside Bala Lake in Snowdonia National Park. All trains start and finish at Llanuwchllyn station with its café, locomotive sheds and heritage centre.

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CF48 2DD Brecon Mountain

The steam railway that runs high into the Brecon Beacons on a 10-mile round trip, surrounded by superb scenery. Travel from Pant near Merthyr Tydfil along the beautiful Taf Fechan Reservoir to Torpantau.

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LL38 2EX Fairbourne

For over 100 years this railway has connected Fairbourne with the sea at Barmouth Ferry. Experience the beauty of the Mawddach Estuary on this miniature (12.25-inch gauge) coastal railway. Ride all day with a Day Rover ticket.

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LL49 9NF Ffestiniog

From the new £1.25 million two-platform layout at Harbour Station, Porthmadog, travel to Tan-y-Bwlch Station. Then onwards to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Connect with the Welsh Highland Railway for 40 unbroken miles of adventure.

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LL55 4TY Llanberis Lake

Situated in the heart of Snowdonia, the heritage steam locomotives take you on a five-mile return journey alongside Llyn Padarn lake, in the heart of Snowdonia. All tickets are for return travel.

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LL55 4TT Snowdon Mountain

Snowdon Mountain Railway has been welcoming visitors to Llanberis to experience the awe-inspiring journey by rack railway to the summit of Snowdon since 1896.

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LL36 9EY Talyllyn

The world's first preserved steam railway. Steam through the charming Fathew valley in Snowdonia National Park. The journey covers more than seven miles of spectacular scenery within sight of one of Britain’s highest mountains, Cadair Idris.

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SY23 1PG Vale of Rheidol

Travel on the Vale of Rheidol Railway and explore the stunning Rheidol Valley. Opened in 1902, the railway has been delighting passengers young and old for over a century. The train climbs 700ft (200m) in the 11.75 miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge.

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LL49 9NF Welsh Highland

Starting from beneath the castle walls in historic Caernarfon, the railway climbs to the foot of Snowdon before dropping again to sea level at the harbour in Porthmadog. Connecting with Ffestiniog Railway, experience 40 unbroken miles of adventure.

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway offers you three experiences for the price of one: a train ride, a miniature railway and an interactive museum, with tickets valid all day. Journey from Porthmadog to Pen y Mount.

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Linking the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this narrow gauge steam railway has tight curves and steep gradients. A 16-mile return journey through the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside.

Contact Us

For the Gold Card and the Discount Card and any other matter please contact:

The Secretary
Great Little Trains of Wales
Wharf Station
Tywyn
Gwynedd
LL36 9EY

For additional information on individual railways please go to the ‘railways’ page.

Latest News & Events
What’s Going On?
22.07.20

Summer reopening 2020

Due to COVID our railways are now starting to open for the summer season. Visit Wales is asking all tourists to ‘Make your promise to Wales’ and Visit Wales Safely. Not all railways are open, please check details and restricitons.

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Gold Card coal GL To W
12.06.20

Our new Gold Cards are ready for delivery

We have our lovely new Gold Cards in stock. A perfect way to way to help little railways of Wales, buy a card, £150. All new Gold Cards now valid to 31 December 2021.

WHHR steam locomotive Russell in the landscape
31.03.20

Help all the Great Little Railways of Wales

As visitors stay away from Wales and tourist attractions close the narrow-gauge railways of Wales are joining together to support their staff, volunteers and the future of the railways.

Snowdon Mountain summit railway
11.02.20

New Hybrid Diesel for Snowdon

Heritage Great Britain invests £1.1million in new ‘Greener’ Hybrid Diesel locomotives for Snowdon Mountain Railway, the popular North Wales tourist attraction.

Survey Help Community Rail Partnerships website rebrand
16.01.20

New travel website name survey

We are creating a new travel website. Working with Transport for Wales and the Community Rail Partnership Officers, we have a question to ask you...

Bob Gwynne portrait
16.12.19

New Mentor for Museum

The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum is pleased to announce the appointment of Bob Gwynne as its Museum Mentor. The museum is currently housed at Wharf Station Tywyn on the Talyllyn Railway.