Please note that the original 2020 timetable and events below have been CANCELLED due to the Pandemic. However the good news is that the LR should be reopening on the 1st of August 2020 and diesel running is playing a significant part of the timetable. Diesel-hauled trains are scheduled for the 3rd, 8th, 12th & 16th, 19th, 22nd, 26th, 30th & 31st of August. Taking things a step at at time, 31271 is planned traction for the 3rd and 8th of August. We will provide further updates, provided everything continues as planned. Please note tickets must be booked in advance and details on how to do this can be obtained from the LR website here.
2020 Schedule (FOR INFO ONLY – THESE ARE ALL CANCELLED)
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th September – Diesel Weekend
All locos available will be in use. We are delighted to announce there will be TWO visiting locos – Class 31 31271 and another TBC – watch this space! These will be supported by residents Class 26 5310 and Class 47 1566. A DMU will also be in use for the weekend (hopefully the ever-popular and noisy Class 104 or the newly resident 108
11 3 Trip Diesel Running Days:
B Timetable. 10:00, 12:15 & 14:30 – departures from Llangollen
16th. Traction: TBC
24th: Traction: TBC
30th: Traction: TBC
June: Traction: TBC
11th, 19th & 25th
16th, 22nd & 30th
3 Diesel Driver Experiences:
Please contact the LR office for more details on 01978 860979.
5310 and 31271 should be available for driver experiences. 1566 may be available later in the season. To book a driver experience place please contact the LR on 01978 860 979 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full LR Timetables can be found here
Classic Transport Weekend – 4th & 5th July 2020
A popular event for the Railway featuring steam, diesel and classic buses.
Traction should be 1566 on one day (subject to repair) and 31271 on the other. In the end, 31271 operated on both days.
The eighth 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 email@example.com.
1960’s Weekend – 1st & 2nd August 2020
Now in it’s 11th year, the 2019 1960’s weekend will feature an intensive timetable of steam, diesel and multiple unit operation. The railway will also host atmospheric sights and sounds from this halcyon era, including a vintage vehicle rally at Glyndyfrdwy and live music at Llangollen on Saturday evening. 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 below photo, taken from D5310’s cab at the 2014 event, shows what it’s all about – crossing 80072 at Goods Junction.
All locomotives and events are strictly subject to availability.