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Llangollen Railway – Branchline Gala

12 – 14th April 2024

Our Branchline Gala takes place this weekend, between 12th-14th April and will see a packed timetable using our beautifully restored locomotives, carriages and wagons.

  • Our 1930-built Great Western pannier tank No 7754 will be formally rededicated to traffic.
  • We welcome Great Western heavy freight locomotive No 3802 back in steam for the first time 21/2 years following comprehensive overhaul work.
  • Austin 1 is hauling a short train of brake vans, which passengers can travel in.  “Austin 1” has been with us for 50 years and was the very first steam locomotive to work on our railway.
  • Austerity locomotive No 68067 will be operating her last trains with us before heading back to her home railway following an 18-month stay
  • 1958-built Class 26 diesel locomotive No 5310 and our two-car Class 108 diesel railcar complete our impressive line-up”.


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Winners of the HRA Infrastructure Award for Corwen Station.


Winners of the Go North Wales Tourism Awards Attraction of the Year 2023


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Welcome to Llangollen Railway

Llangollen Railway is a Heritage Railway Line running between Llangollen, following the River Dee through the Dee Valley for 10 miles, to Corwen. There are five stations along the line all with their own special charm and hidden gems.  Each station has local walks that all have stunning scenery.  Corwen Station opened in June 2023 enabling you to travel 10 miles through this stunning scenery.

​The line, located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), remains close to the waters of the river for most of its length, on the north bank at Llangollen Station, the river is crossed on to the south bank via the Dee Bridge, approximately one mile upstream from Llangollen.  The Dee is classed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its entire length.

Llangollen Railway was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the Dee Valley. Their original vision grew into what you can see today.

10 miles of track have been re-laid westwards along the track-bed of the old Ruabon to Barmouth main line, through to Corwen.  Services run 10 miles to Corwen and our volunteers have worked incredibly hard to enable Corwen Station to open in June 2023.

All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950’s Great Western colour scheme.

Why not make a stop at one of our stations and go for a stroll then hop back on to end your day in style…  Visit one of our tea rooms for a refreshing drink and maybe a piece of cake or take a look in our gift shop at Llangollen Station and purchase a souvenir to remember your day.

There is lots to see and do whether you want to spend a full day or just a few hours with us.

Llangollen & Corwen Railway News

Volunteer Open Day - 2nd March 2024

Interested in volunteering at Llangollen & Corwen Railway?  Find out more at our Open Day.

Llangollen Railway wins Heritage Railway Association Infrastructure Award

On the 10th February 2024 Llangollen & Corwen Railway were delighted to win the Infrastructure Award at the Heritage Railway Association Awards held in Brighton.

Llangollen Railway wins Go North Wales Tourism Awards Attraction of the Year 2023

On the 23rd November 2023, at the prestigious Go North Wales Tourism Awards, Llangollen Railway won Attraction of the Year for 2023.

Board Announcement October 2023

Notice to all Traction and Rolling Stock Owners… please read the attached document.

7754 returns to steam

Friday 22nd September 2023 – the 6 year overhaul of Llangollen Railway Trust-owned GWR Pannier No 7754 is now complete.

Bill Shakespeare

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that our Railway has to announce the passing of our President, Bill Shakespeare.


Llangollen Railway’s 2024 timetable will be available soon. Services are running from February through to November.

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One of our best train experiences

This trip far surpassed our expectations! Initially seeing it wasn't a steam service, we were a little deflated. However we loved the diesel train, that smell, reminded us of our childhood train trips growing up in the 70's! Every twist and turn of the railway is an absolute delight. Mountains, streams, valleys, it's an absolute joy and discovery around every corner. Good value for money, had a big beaming smile on my face. You also get a section totally to yourself. Honestly, one of the best train trips we've ever done...

– Lisa W., Tripadvisor
Absolutely worth experiencing

We loved this- the journey did not go all the way to Corwen but it was still fab. Very picturesque! We definately are planning a repeat journey. The railway cafe was good value, and all the railway staff we met were very friendly too.

– CW, Tripadvisor
Lovely train ride

My wife and I very much enjoyed our train ride to Belwyn and back. The staff were very friendly and the views along the track were brilliant. Everyone was doing their bit for COVID measures and overall we’d recommend this experience.

– RMJM_6718, Tripadvisor
Good day out

I went with an American friend who shares my love of railways. The scenery is wonderful. It is an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

– Keith A., Tripadvisor
Down memory lane!

We booked this trip on the internet as a treat for our twin grandchildren, not to mention a huge nostalgia trip for myself and husband. We were not disappointed! The steam train was in service that day with old fashioned carriages and we had booked a carriage in first class so we had upholstered seating with arm rests and table, it was like the Harry Potter train which the twins loved. It is a slightly shorter journey due to Covid but the countryside and beautiful views of the River Dee were stunning! We had taken a small picnic Which we ate on the train and Bought ice cream at the small stopping station halfway through for our return journey. The whole trip was so enjoyable we would be tempted to repeat it.

– carol ann s, Tripadvisor