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Steam Railways in Snowdonia National Park


Steam Railways in Snowdonia National Park

A Talyllyn Railway train passing a level crossing near Brynglas Station
A Talyllyn Railway train passing a level crossing near Brynglas Station
  • Snowdon Mountain Railway , departs from Llanberis. This spectacular 4 mile, roughly 2.5 hour train journey climbs 3500 feet up Mount Snowdon and is the only rack-and-pinion railway in the UK, dating to 1896. Trains depart first at about 9AM. 30 minute stop at summit. Costs £21 roundtrip, discounted if first train of day is taken, or if you go one way. Open mid-March to October, several trains a day, more in summer.
  • Bala Lake Railway , Bala
  • Corris Railway , near Machynlleth
  • Ffestiniog Railway , runs from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog
  • Llanberis Lake Railway , Llanberis
  • Talyllyn Railway , Tywyn. The World's first heritage railway and inspiration for the Ealing comedy film The Titfield Thunderbolt. Features in the popular Railway Series of childrens books by Rev W Awdry as the "Skarloey Railway".
  • Welsh Highland Railway . Due to reopen in 2010, connecting Porthmadog, Beddgelert and Caernarfon.

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