Winter Warmer 2016

Our Winter Warmer gala weekend is the perfect way to unwind after the hectic Christmas period and enjoy some of the best scenery North East Wales has to offer.

The two day weekend event on 2nd and 3rd January 2016 will see a mixture of steam and diesel hauled passenger and goods trains, providing lots of variety and interest for everyone. Full details will be announced closer to the time.

Locomotives expected to be in traffic include: (subject to availability)

No. 5199, GWR ‘Large Prairie’ 5101 Class 2-6-2T

No. 5199 was one of a class of 209 ‘Large Prairie’ locomotives built primarily for suburban and local passenger services all over the Great Western Railway system. Prairie refers to the locomotive’s wheel arrangement, with two leading wheels, six coupled driving wheels and two trailing wheels. No. 5199 was built at Swindon in 1934 and spent most of her GWR and BR working life based at several sheds, primarily around the Birmingham area. 5101 class locos were regular sights on the Ruabon to Barmouth line during the 1950s, especially during the Eisteddfod weeks.

No. 6430, GWR 64XX Class Pannier Tank 0-6-0PT

No.6430 was built by the Great Western Railway at Swindon Works in 1937. It was one of a class of 40 locomotives built for use on auto train and light passenger workings. The class was ‘auto-fitted’, meaning that they were equipped with the remote control equipment needed for working auto trains. The small wheels of the 64XXs made them particularly suited for working in hillier locations.

No.80072, BR Standard 4MT Class 2-6-4T – Making its first gala appearance following overhaul

No.80072 was built by British Railways at Brighton in 1953. It was one of a class of 155 tank locomotives built to a ‘Standard’ design for use on commuter and secondary services. The Standard 4 tanks were originally allocated to all regions of British Railways, except the Western. However, in later years the class became synonymous with the Cambrian routes and were regular performers over the Ruabon to Barmouth line.

D5310, BR Sulzer Type 2 Bo-Bo

D5310 is a Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon (BRCW) Sulzer Type 2 locomotive built at Smethwick in 1958 and entered traffic in January 1959. It was designed as a mixed traffic diesel-electric locomotive as part of British Railway’s Modernisation Plan. The loco was renumbered as 26010 in BR days and withdrawn in December 1992.

Heritage RailcarUnit to be confirmed

Attractions Include:

  • Special timetable in operation
  • Sales stands, gift shops, refreshments
    · 1 and 2 Day Rover tickets cheaper if booked in advance online
    ·         Many photographic opportunities
    ·         Plus more features to be announced soon!Along the Line:
    At Llangollen station, The Station Café Bar will be open serving hot meals & snacks along with a wide selection of alcohol including Real Ale. Tea rooms will be open at Berwyn, Glyndyfrdwy and Carrog stations throughout the weekend serving a variety of freshly made snacks and homemade cakes, as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks. A real ale bar is also available at Glyndyfrdwy station.

Fares

One Day Rover – Advance – Adults – £23, Senior – £20, Child – £12, Family – £50

One Day Rover – On the day – Adults – £25, Senior – £22, Child – £16, Family – £60

Two Day Rover – Advance – Adults – £42, Senior – £36, Child – £22, Family – £90

Two Day Rover – On the day – Adults – £45, Senior – £40, Child – £29, Family – £108

Standard Return – Adult – £18, Senior – £16, Child – £10, Family – £42. (not available to pre-book)

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