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Llangollen Railway Trust Ltd is a registered charity (1046614) and relies heavily on income from visitors and events.

We are hugely grateful for the support we have received from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Welsh Government, the Levelling Up Fund and our very generous supporters and donors.

Like all heritage railways, Llangollen Railway faces huge challenges in the months and years ahead.  Passenger income does not cover all our outgoings and fundraising is vital to preserve this wonderful part of our heritage and ensure its survival for future generations.

As a tourist attraction we are crucial to the Llangollen area and will now also benefit the town of Corwen with the opening of Corwen Central Station.

An indication of Llangollen Railway typical expenses –

  • £20 4 Fishplates and matching bolts join the rails together
  • £20 It takes £20 of oil to operate an engine each day
  • £50 3 Sleepers – It takes 12 sleepers to make a complete track panel
  • £100 Length of Rail – We need two rails for a complete track panel
  • £100 Brake block – usually changed every couple of months
  • £250 Monthly washout
  • £500 Complete Track Panel – Including rail, sleepers, spikes, fishplates and bolts
  • £500 12 firebars
  • £1000 Repair a broken loco spring
  • £2500 New boiler pressure relief valve
  • £5000 New live steam injector
a sign on the side of a train station team repairing tracks a diesel train travelling on a track by a station

However you wish to contribute be assured you will be helping Llangollen Railway to preserve this amazing asset for future generations to enjoy.

Please donate if you can, every donation, big or small, helps.  The quickest way is online using the button below.

For taxpayers we can apply for 25% Gift Aid, at no extra cost to you, which makes this a very efficient way of giving.

When donating online you can also choose to make a continued monthly contribution to the railway.  There is no set period for this and it can be stopped at any time.

Alternatively, supporters are invited to send cheques payable to Llangollen Railway Trust Ltd to The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen LL20 8SN.

If you are a UK taxpayer and send in a cheque we can also claim 25% Gift Aid against this amount.  Please download and complete the attached Gift Aid form and send it in with your cheque.

We thank you for supporting Llangollen Railway.