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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

The Earl in the Sunshine. Photo Mike Heath.
The Earl in the Sunshine. Photo Mike Heath.


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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Preservation Co. Ltd


The Station Llanfair Caereinion Welshpool Powys SY21 0SF

  • 01938 810 441
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Open days

Daily 8-23 Apr. Sat-Sun & BHol Apr-5 Nov. Also Tue-Thu 16 May-6 Jul, 12-29 Sep. Daily 27 May-4 Jun, 8 Jul-7 Sep, 21 Oct-5 Nov. Santas in Dec.


By Rail: Welshpool / 1.00 mile

See Mid Wales from  the steam railway

Mid Wales is rolling hills, rushing rivers, green farmland and grazing sheep and cattle.  You can see them all from the carriage windows of the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, or even better from the open balconies.

A 45-minute ride on the eight-mile long steam railway takes you over steep hills and along the Banwy River. At the Llanfair Caereinion terminus admire the gleaming engines,  have lunch or tea with cakes in the friendly tearoom, turn the children loose in the play and picnic area, or set off to explore town and countryside before your return journey.

Trains run almost every day all summer and early autumn, with special events to make a return visit very worthwhile.  See full details on the railway’s website at, and book discount tickets on-line.  A family ticket is also available – great value to go with the great scenery.


Fri 31st Aug - Sun 2nd Sep: Steam Gala

Our biggest event of the year, now over three days.  Every operating engine will be in use.  Traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model…

Classic Cars / Commercial Vehicles / Models / Railways / Steam and Vintage Rallies

Sat 27th Oct 2018: Halloween

Llanfair Caereinion station will be spookily decorated and the last train will return to Llanfair in eerie dusk. Come in costume, as there will prizes…

Halloween / Railways

Sun 9th - Sun 23rd Dec 2018: Santa Specials

Visit website for more information and booking. Trains leave Llanfair Caereinion frequently to take adults and children to meet Santa and receive a gift.…

Railways / Santa

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