Llanuwchllyn to Bala (Penybont): 4½ miles (7.2 km). Proposed
extension to Bala Town, a further ¾ mile (1.2 km). 600 mm gauge.
Usually steam hauled. Operates most days, May to October, and
a few days during the rest of the year.
near the Parc Slip nature reserve, Aberkenfig. Miniature
railways of various gauges, steam, diesel or battery electric
hauled. Club railway open to the public typically one or two
Saturdays each month from April to October, and in December.
Oswestry to Weston Wharf, about 1½ miles (2.4 km). Standard
gauge, diesel hauled or diesel railcar. Extensions planned,
anticipated eventually to include the whole of the line between
Gobowen and Pant, about 8¼ miles (13 km). Operates most weekends
and some weekdays, April to September.
Cefn Mably Farm Park, near Cardiff. 12¼ in (311 mm) gauge
miniature railway, hauled by a steam outline battery electric
locomotive. Admission fee to the Park is payable in addition
to train fare. Open daily throughout the year except for a
few days over the Christmas period.
Machynlleth. A modern, water-balance cliff railway with a rise
of 110 feet (33 m) connects the main entrance in the car park to
the Visitor Centre. Admission fee to the Centre is payable, advance
booking recommended. Open daily.
Betws-y-Coed (next to Transport for Wales station). 7¼ in (184 mm)
gauge miniature railway, over ½ mile (0.8 km) in length, steam or diesel
hauled; and a 15 in (381 mm) gauge miniature electric tram line, also
about ½ mile (0.8 km). Operates daily.
Corris (near Machynlleth) to Maespoeth, a little over ½ mile
(almost 1 km). Extension planned to Coedwig South, a further ½ mile
(0.8 km). Possible future extension to Tan-y-Coed, for a total length
of 2½ miles (4 km). 2 ft 3 in (686 mm) gauge, usually steam hauled.
Operates Saturdays and many other days, Easter to October, and a
few days in December. Advance booking recommended.
Derwen Fawr, Sketty, near Swansea. 3½ and 5 in (89 and 127 mm)
gauge miniature railway. Club railway open to the public typically
on the Sunday and Monday of four Bank Holiday weekends during the
Funicular linking the town with the TfW/TrC station and
The Works / Y Gweithfeydd development. User operated cabin on a single
track with a rise of 70 feet (22m) on a gradient of 1 in 1.7 (58%).
Nominally available for use during the day, Mondays to Fridays, but
has been frequently reported out of use (No website located at
Harbour station, Porthmadog (interchange with Welsh Highland Railway)
via Minffordd (connection possible with TfW/TrC) to Blaenau
Ffestiniog (Transport for Wales station): 13½ miles (21.6 km).
600 mm gauge. Usually steam hauled. Operates daily, Easter to
Chirk: project to reopen about ¾ mile (1 km) of the former
tramway, with a planned extension of a further 1 mile (1.5 km)
and a possible future extension to Glyn Ceiriog, a total distance
of about 6 miles (10 km). The original tramway was built to the
unusual gauge of 2 ft 4½ in (724 mm).
Llandudno. Connects the town to the Great Orme headland, in two
sections: Victoria to Halfway, 872 yards (797 m) and Halfway to
Summit, 827 yards (756 m). Funicular railway with some street running,
unique in the UK. 3 ft 6 in (1067 mm) gauge. Operates daily,
early April to late October.
Abergwili Junction to Danycoed, the main station being at
Bronwydd Arms: 4¼ miles (6.8 km). Possible future extension to Conwil
station, Cynwyl Elfed. Standard gauge. Steam or diesel hauled or
diesel railcar. Operates Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays,
February to October, and various other days. There is also a 7¼ in
(184 mm) gauge miniature railway at Llwyfan Cerrig station,
about 250 yards (230 m) in length, steam or petrol hauled.
Heath Park, Cardiff. 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature railway,
usually steam hauled, and an 18 in (457 mm) gauge tramway with
electric trams. Club railway open to the public one or two days
each month from March to October.
Joys of Life Country Park, Bethesda. 5 in (127 mm) gauge
miniature railway, about 340 yards (310 m) in length, steam,
diesel or battery electric hauled. Club railway working towards
public opening in the near future.
Llanberis (across road from Snowdon Mountain Railway station) to
Gilfach Ddu and Cei Llydan: 1½ miles (2.4 km). 600 mm gauge. Usually
steam hauled. Operates most days, mid February to December, but on
some days out of season does not serve Llanberis. Possible future
resumption of service to Penllyn, a further ¾ mile (1.2 km).
Line about 370 yards (340 m) northwards from Cynheidre.
Extension planned to Cynheidre North, roughly doubling the
length of line. Future extensions proposed to Sylen and to
Swiss Valley Reservoir, giving a total length of line of
about 5¼ miles (8.5 km). Possible further extensions in future
towards Llanelli. Standard gauge, diesel hauled or diesel railcar;
a steam locomotive is in the course of restoration. Operates
typically one weekend each month, June to October and in December.
Llangollen to Carrog, about 7¼ miles (11.7 km). Extension
planned to Corwen, a further 2¾ miles (4.4 km). Standard gauge.
Steam or diesel hauled or diesel railcars. Operates most days,
mid April to early November, and in December.
Margam Country Park (near Port Talbot). Castle to Orangery,
a little under 1½ miles (2.3 km). 2 ft (610 mm) gauge. Diesel hauled
with steam outline locomotive. Park is open daily, train operates
Theme park near Narberth with a 15 in (381 mm) gauge miniature
railway about 1100 yards (1 km) in length, petrol hauled. Admission
fee to the Park is payable. Open most days, mid February to early
Coed Avon via Blaenavon and Furnace Sidings to Whistle Inn, about
2 miles (3.2 km), with a branch from Furnace Sidings to Big Pit
National Coal Museum, about ½ mile (0.8 km). Steam and diesel
hauled or diesel railcars. Operates weekends and Bank Holidays,
Easter to September and in December.
Lower House Farm, Manafon, near Welshpool. 15 in (381 mm) gauge
line about ¾ mile (1.2 km) in length, steam or petrol hauled.
Private railway open to the public typically one Sunday each
month, May to October.
Llanberis (across road from Llanberis Lake Railway station) to
Snowdon Summit: 4¾ miles (7.6 km), with a rise of 3140 ft (957 m).
800 mm gauge Abt rack system, the only rack railway in the UK. Steam
or diesel locomotives propel a single carriage uphill and provide
braking when proceeding down. Operates most days, mid June to early
September. Advance booking required. During 2022, runs only between
Llanberis and Clogwen, service to the Summit expected to resume
Project to reopen about 2 miles (3.2 km) of standard gauge line
from the Nant Mawr Visitor Centre near Oswestry. The Centre also has a
220 yard (200 m) ground level monorail, operational and carrying
passengers on special event days, diesel hauled with a steam locomotive
in the course of restoration. In addition, there is a static display
of varoius narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock.
Henllan (near Newcastle Emlyn) to Pontprenshitw: about 1½ miles
(2.4 km). Proposed extension to Pont Goch. 600 mm gauge. Steam or
diesel hauled. Operates weekends and various other days, May to
September.There is also a 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature railway,
about 400 yards (366 m) in length, at Henllan.
Porthmadog (WHHR station, near the TfW/TrC station) to Pen-y-Mount
(about ½ mile, 0.8 km). 600 mm gauge. Steam or diesel hauled. Operates
most days, mid April to early November, and a few days in December.
There is also a 7¼ in (184 mm) gauge miniature railway, the Porthmadog
Woodland Railway, steam or diesel hauled with locomotives
inspired by narrow gauge prototypes
Castle Square, Caernarfon to Porthmadog (22¾ miles, 36.6 km).
Interchange at Pen-y-Mount with the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway and
at Porthmadog (Harbour station) with the Ffestiniog Railway. 600 mm gauge.
Usually steam hauled. Operates Easter to early November: trains
covering the whole line run on Fridays and Saturdays, shorter journeys
on other days of the week.
Raven Square on the outskirts of Welshpool to Llanfair Careinion:
8 miles (12.8 km). 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge. Usually steam hauled.
Operates most days, May to September, weekends and a few other days
in October and November, and various days in December.
Gypsy Wood Family Fun Park, Bontnewydd, near Caernarfon.
Miniature railway a little under ½ mile (0.75 km) in length,
10¼ in (260 mm) gauge. Hauled by battery electric powered steam
outline locomotive. Admission fee to the Park is payable in
addition to the train fare. Open daily, late March to late