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 will see 5310 out on Saturday 2nd & the long-awaited chance to sample Class 47 1566 on Sunday 3rd. The hybrid 104/108 DMU will also be in use.
Friday 8th will be 5310 (no DMU), Saturday 9th 31271 and Sunday 10th 5310 (weekend also sees 104/108 in use). Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October traction will be 31271, with 5310 in use on Sunday the 31st.
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 is, as always, is subject to loco and crew availability and may change, including at short notice. At the time of writing, 5310 and 31271 are both operational, with 1566 now drained down for winter.
The Llangollen Railway’s website is now back up and running with online booking available – please visit https://llangollen-railway.co.uk/.
Tickets can also be purchased from Station Booking Offices and Travelling Ticket Inspectors on the day of travel. The LR office can also be contacted on 01978 860979 or via it’s Facebook page, which is being updated every week.