Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd January 2016 – The Winter Warmer Gala.
Featuring D5310, solo, double-headed and top-and-tail with the resident steam fleet. Trains will run to Corwen and the Type 2 will work a parcels train, offering something different to photograph. The photo below was taken at Goods Junction by Tez Pickthall whilst crewing D5310 at the 2013 event.
5th June & 25th September – Diesel Running Days
We have two diesel running days in 2016, which will see 3 trips operated on each day alongside a steam-hauled service. Traction for both days will be Class 37 6940, diesel loco works the 10:00, 12;15 & 14:30 services from Llangollen.
Timetables are here.
Classic Transport Weekend – 2nd & 3rd July 2016
A popular event for the Railway featuring steam, diesel and classic buses.
The sixth 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 – 23rd & 24th July 2016
2010 saw this atmospherically themed, mixed-traction event debut with great success. Now in it’s SEVENTH year, the 2016 1960’s 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.
The below photo, taken from D5310’s cab at the 2014 event, shows what it’s all about – crossing a filthy 80072 at Goods Junction.
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. 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, 6940 and POSSIBLY 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.