Thanks to everyone who has supported our diesel running in September and October. All 3 machines have managed to see some use, with 1566 also joining in on the 3rd of October.
Due to work on GWR 2-8-0 No 3802 at Carnforth taking a little longer than expected, we have another impromptu diesel October diesel weekend ahead at the Llangollen Railway. This will see A1A Locomotives Limited’s superb Class 31 No 31271 in use on both Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October and LDG-owned 1959-built Sulzer Type 2 Class 26 5310 on Sunday. The 104/108 hybrid DMU will also be out on Saturday and Sunday.
08195 will also work a new Llan-Berwyn Shuttle on Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st, hauling an LNER pigeon van brake, a covered, seated open wagon and a toad brake van for the crew. Shuttles depart Llan at 10:55, 12:25, 13:40 and 15:50, offering a shorter journey and the chance to sample something a little different. Day rover tickets are valid on this working and cheaper shuttle-only tickets are also available for those just after some rare(ish) rod haulage!
Timetable and ticket details (including online booking) is now available at the LR’s revamped website – https://llangollen-railway.co.uk/.