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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway – Steam Gala

September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - September 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

As part of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway steam Gala weekend, there will be a small layouts exhibition, mainly narrow gauge, in the display sheds at Raven Square Station. Admission is FREE.

Parking is FREE.

Other events are taking place at Welshpool and Llanfair Caereinion stations.

Special trains will be running.

There is also the Garden Railway show at the High School at Llanfair Caereinion (see separate listings for details)

This is the second year we have had a model railway exhibition in the display shed.

Parking, admission to the site and exhibition is FREE.

OPENING TIMES:  SAT 10am -5pm, SUN 10am to 4.30pm

Gala featuring:

  • Visiting locomotive Bagnall 0-6-2T ‘Superb’ from Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway, hauling both passenger and goods trains
  • Intensive service including mixed and freight trains
  • Eight Miles of Fireworks – Saturday evening train to view fireworks at Welshpool, all intermediate stations and Llanfair (£2 supplement)
  • Photographers’ special trains
  • Friday Evening Photographic Session – Pre-booking only

At Welshpool:

  • Permanent Way Display
  • ‘Monarch’ on display
  • ‘Little Layouts’ Model Railway Exhibition
  • Trade Stands

At Llanfair Caereinion:

  • Grand return of ex-Sierre Leone Hunslet 2-6-2T No.85 (W&L No.14) on Friday
  • Display by Friends of the Sierra Leone National Railway Museum
  • Demonstration of works locos ‘Ferret’ and ‘The Wasp’
  • Workshop open
  • Display of Model Locomotives
  • Visiting vintage vehicles, machinery and traction engines
  • Trade Stands
  • Renowned Railway Artist Jonathan Clay
  • Saturday night photography
  • Real Ale Bar on Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday
  • Hot Food Van on Friday and Saturday Evenings (from 5.15pm)

A free bus will also be running to the seperate entry Garden Railway show on Saturday and Sunday at the leisure centre, Llanfair Caereinion

Opening hours and enquiry details available on Garden Railway Show Flyer.  Please note the Garden Railway Show is not open on Friday.

All events and locomotives subject to availability.

Please note that not all attractions are available on all three days.


September 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am
September 3, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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Welshpool & LLanfair Rly
01938 810441


Welshpool Raven Square Station
Raven Square
Welshpool, Powys SY21 7LT United Kingdom
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