2013 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.
23rd March & 21st September 2013: Spring & Autumn Diesel Days
All diesel operation from the home fleet of D5310 and 6940. Lots of haulage from noisy favourites, a DMU turn and some trains running west of Carrog to Bonwm with the provisional addition of 08195 as the extension pilot locomotive. Fares to be confirmed, subject to availability of locos and shunter haulage. More details to follow soon.
2 Mileage Accumulation Days (4 round trips on B timetable)
We are delighted to announce that the two diesel running days for 2013 will now 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.
Departures from Llangollen are at 10:15, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00.
Departures from Carrog are at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 and 16:45.
The full LR timetable can be viewed here.
The loco roster will be:
Saturday 4th May – Class 26 D5310 (standby 6940)
Saturday 15th June – Class 37 6940 (standby D5310)
Classic Transport Weekend – 6th & 7th July 2013
A popular event for the Railway featuring steam, diesel and classic buses.
The third 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: 27th & 28th July 2013
2010 saw this atmospherically themed, mixed-traction event debut with great success. Now in it’s fourth year, the 2013 “From The Beatles to Beeching” weekend will feature an intensive timetable of steam, diesel and multiple unit operation. 2013 sees the 45th Anniversary of IT57, the last British Railways steam-hauled train which will be commemorated at the event with Black 5 44806 being temporarily weathered into 1960′s condition along with some interesting workings.
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.
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.