Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th 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 Class 25 D7535. This will be the first “Rat” to operate on the railway for over years since 25313’s departure in 2009. These will be supported by residents Class 47 1566 and “Gronk” 08195 to give some rod action too. We would welcome further donations towards transport for D7535 – see our Crowfunding page at
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
5th & 6th. Traction: 1566.
11th: Traction: 1566
18th: Traction: 1566
16th: DEBUT of 31271
22nd: REVISED to 31271
29th: REVISED TO 31271
13th, 14th (extra diagram to cover for steam) & 21st – 31271
September 1st. Traction: TBC
3 Diesel Driver Experiences:
Please contact the LR office for more details on 01978 860979.
1566 and 31271 should be available for driver experiences. D5310 may also be available for the September event. 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 – 6th & 7th July 2019
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 – 3rd & 4th August 2019
Traction should provisionally and subject to AVR repair see 1566 on Saturday and 31271 on Sunday. 2010 saw this atmospherically themed, mixed-traction event debut with great success. Now in it’s 10th 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.