Friday 30th & Saturday 31st; December 2016 – The Winter Warmer Gala.
Featuring D5310 dragging the Class 104 and 127 DMUs on the 10:15 each day, which will be running to provide train heat, offering something different to ride and photograph! The photo below was taken at Goods Junction by Tez Pickthall whilst crewing D5310 at the 2013 event. Trains will run to Carrog.
2017 Diesel Running Days
7th May – A Timetable – 10.40, 13.00 & 15.10. Traction – Class 37 6940.
10th June – B Timetable – 10:00, 12:15 & 14:30
17th June – B Timetable
8th July – B Timetable
9th Sept – B Timetable.
Full A and B Timetables can be found here
2017 Events Featuring Diesel Running (see below for more details)
1st & 2nd of July – Classic Transport Weekend. One diesel loco each day.
22nd & 23rd – 1960’s Weekend. One diesel loco each day
23rd & 24th of September – DIESEL GALA! A welcome return. Details TBC.
Driver Experiences will also be provisionally available on:
Sat 20th May – Class 26 D5310.
Sat 29th July
Sat 14th Oct
To find out prices or book a driver ex please enquire with the LR Office on 01978 860 979 or e-mail via the LR website.
Classic Transport Weekend – 1st & 2nd July 2017
A popular event for the Railway featuring steam, diesel and classic buses.
The seventh Bus Rally and Classic Transport weekend should see one diesel locomotive in use each day on an interesting mixed timetable.
The event is organised in conjunction with North West Museum of Road Transport, with a massive display of buses at Glyndyfrdwy station on both days of the event. A FREE vintage bus service will be running between Glyndyfrdwy and Corwen regularly alongside the busy timetable of trains. For more information please contact Matt Davies firstname.lastname@example.org.
1960’s Weekend – 22nd & 23rd July 2017
2010 saw this atmospherically themed, mixed-traction event debut with great success. Now in it’s EIGHT year, the 2017 1960’s weekend will feature an intensive timetable of steam, diesel and multiple unit operation. A steam locomotive will run in 1960’s-style weathered condition and some interesting stock consists normally find their way into the timetable. The railway will also host atmospheric sights and sounds from this halcyon era, including a large vintage vehicle rally at Glyndyfrdwy and live music. Visitors are encouraged to attend the event in period dress to help recreate a real 60’s atmosphere. Dr Beeching’s now legendary real ale bar will be open at Llangollen station with a range of excellent local ales along with lagers, wines, cider and soft drinks. The event will again be organised by Tez Pickthall and Iain Ross.
The below photo, taken from D5310’s cab at the 2014 event, shows what it’s all about – crossing a filthy 80072 at Goods Junction.
Diesel Driver Experience Dates are available in May, July and September, with up to 3 trips on offer which can be booked individually or in multiple. Please see our ‘Driving Courses’ page for more information or drop us a line with your requirements. Locos expected to be available are D5310, 6940 and POSSIBLY 1566. Please note there is a minimum booking requirement of two trips on each date to justify rostering extra signalling staff and train crew.
You can also access the full Llangollen Railway annual timetable for details of other events by clicking here.