Friday 28th, Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September – Diesel Weekend
Further to our exciting recent announcement about 33102 coming to visit us, we are delighted to confirm plans for our Diesel Weekend. We are hopeful 1566 should be able to take part, but this is dependent on receiving an overhauled set of injectors in time along with reassembly and test. Friday 28th should just seen 33102 on the scheduled 3 trip timetable in place of the rostered DMU(thanks to the LR Railcar Group for supporting this). The DMU for the weekend should be the Class 104 (currently running as a 104/127 hybrid).
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st December 2017 & 2018 – The Winter Warmer Gala.
Featuring D5310 on two trips each day, including a Carrog-Llangollen DMU drag each day, which will be running to provide train heat only, 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.
2018 Diesel Running Days
22nd April – B Timetable – 10:00, 12:15 & 14:30. Traction – 1566.
9th June – B Timetable – 10:00, 12:15 & 14:30. Traction – 6940
17th June – B Timetable – 1566.
7th July – B Timetable – 6940
28th July – B Timetable – 6940
1st Sept – B Timetable. 6940 (1566 may be used or tested if repairs are complete)
22nd Sept – B Timetable. VISITING LOCO – 33102.
Full A and B Timetables can be found here
2018 Events Featuring Diesel Running (see below for more details)
30th June & 1st of July – Classic Transport Weekend.
4th & 5th August – 1960’s Weekend.
29th & 30th of September – DIESEL WEEKEND! 6940, 1556 (subject to repair), DMU, 08195 & VISITING LOCO 33102
To find out dates, 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 – 30th June & 1st July 2018
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 email@example.com.
1960’s Weekend – 4th & 5th August 2018
2010 saw this atmospherically themed, mixed-traction event debut with great success. Now in it’s 9th year, the 2018 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.
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 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.