2014 Running Dates
You can see a summary of what are locos will be up to this year on this page and use the links above to access more detailed pages for some of our events (if applicable).
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th January. The Winter Warmer Gala. Featuring D5310 double-headed with resident steam fleet. Type 2 action with heated stock.
22nd March – Spring Diesel Day
All diesel operation from the home fleet of D5310 and 6940. Lots of haulage from noisy favourites and some trains running west of Carrog to Bonwm. Provisionally 08195 will work an early morning train to Carrog and then act as extension pilot . Fares to be confirmed, subject to availability of locos and shunter haulage. More details to follow soon.
3rd May & 14th June, 2 Mileage Accumulation Days (4 round trips on B timetable)
We are delighted to announce that the two diesel running days for 2014 will see 4 trips operated on each day, as has been the case in previous seasons and offering the haulage enthusiast good value per mile for a £12 adult rover ticket. Red pens at the ready; these workings are also likely to see the the first diesel-hauled train run to Corwen!
Timetables are here.
The loco roster should be:
Saturday 3rd May – Class 26 D5310 (standby 6940)
Saturday 14th June – Class 37 6940 (standby D5310)
Classic Transport Weekend – 5th & 6th July 2014
A popular event for the Railway featuring steam, diesel and classic buses.
The fourth 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: 26th & 27th July 2014
2010 saw this atmospherically themed, mixed-traction event debut with great success. Now in it’s FIFTH year, the 2014 “From The Beatles to Beeching” 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 legendary era, including mixed traction (steam and diesel double-headed) workings, a 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. A bar will be open at Llangollen station with a range of excellent local ales and other drinks. The event will again be organised by Tez Pickthall and Iain Ross.
27th September. Autumn Diesel Day.
Featuring D5310, 6940, 08195 and possibly the return to traffic D1566 (subject to overhaul work and funds). This will be our first all diesel event to feature Corwen running. If you didn’t managed to scratch it in the summer then make sure you bring your red pen!
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, and 6940 along with a range of interesting shunting locomotives. 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.