Following a lengthy hiatus after the collapse of the PLC operating company and a lot of hard work by the new LR Trust Board and our dedicated volunteers, we are delighted to announce that diesel-hauled trains to Carrog can now resume on the Llangollen Railway.
Class 26 5310 successfully worked our first advertised public diesel running day of 2021 on Friday 10th and 17th September September.
5310 will also handle services on Saturday 25th September. 31271 will be in public service for the first time in over 12 months on Sunday 26th September.
October should see diesel haulage on Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd October, Friday 8th-Sunday 10th October and Friday 29th October. Traction will be confirmed in due course.
Each running day should see 3 trips, with the diesel diagram leaving Llan at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:15 on weekends (with a DMU also out for 2 trips) and 11, 12:50 & 15:10 on weekdays (one train in service).
The loco roster for October will be confirmed as soon as possible and, as always, is subject to loco and crew availability and may change, including at short notice. At the time of writing, 5310, 1566 and 31271 are all operational.
The Llangollen Railway’s website is currently under redevelopment following the collapse of the PLC, so regrettably advance booking is not possible. Tickets can be purchased from Station Booking Offices and Travelling Ticket Inspectors on the day of travel. The railway can still be contacted on 01978 860979.