40th Anniversary Special Chartered Trains

On the weekend of 10th/11th June, we have exclusively chartered three special trains, two on the Talyllyn on Saturday 10th June and one on the Welshpool and Llanfair on Sunday 11th June. Each train will carry a special commemorative headboard to mark the event. Online ticket sales will close at 9am on Thursday 8th June (except for the BBQ, for which sales close on Wednesday 31st May).

Choose which time and railway most appeals and make your booking. Alternatively, why not make a weekend of it and visit both railways? There’s lots of accommodation available via numerous websites and plenty of other attractions to visit in this beautiful part of Wales to keep the other half happy. Or you could attend with a number of your local area group. There will also be the opportunity to visit the engine sheds on both railways: this could be either before or after your trip on whichever railway you choose to travel on.

As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, at the Talyllyn Railway there will be a display of 16mm heritage photos and Compton Down Railway albums; and the Llechfan Garden Railway will be open, with a line-up of locos on display.

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The Charters

Charter 1: Talyllyn Railway, 10th June 2017

Depart Tywyn Wharf at 11.15am
Return 1.15pm
Max 200 Passengers

Charter 2: Talyllyn Railway, 10th June 2017

Depart Tywyn Wharf at 2.30pm
Return 6.00pm
Max 200 Passengers

Charter 3: Welshpool & Llanfair, 11th June 2017

Depart Llanfair Caereinion at 11.00am
Return 1.50pm
Max 150 Passengers

A BBQ will be available on Saturday at the Talyllyn, from approx 1pm to approx 2.30pm and from approx 5-6pm, with a choice of burger/hot dog/kebab/chicken, salad/snacks and a desert, all for £7 a head. Tickets for this will need to be booked and paid for at the same time as the train booking.

The cost per head for each of the charter trains is exceptionally good value at just £5.

Please note that a member will be limited to purchasing a maximum of 4 tickets for each railway; that is, 4 tickets for the Talyllyn (either Ch 1 or Ch 2) and 4 tickets for the Welshpool and Llanfair. This will enable a member wishing to spend the weekend in Wales to take advantage of both railways. Your 16mm Association membership number will be required at checkout.

In addition to all of the above, we are very proud and pleased to offer another exclusive, a footplate ride on each leg of all of the train trips. The lucky winners will have to wear suitable clothing and be physically able to get in and out of the locomotives. In order to apply for one of these limited footplate rides, you will need to attend the annual show at Peterborough and enter the free draw before 2.30pm. The lucky winners will be drawn by raffle during the prize giving section of the show. Please note that, to enter the draw, you have to have applied for tickets before attending the show, otherwise your entry will not count.