We are sorry to announce we have changed our steam service on Sunday 12th August. We are now running our Heritage Railcar for operational reasons.
Board our Heritage Railcar Locomotive and carriages for a beautiful ride through the Carmarthenshire Countryside.
2 Car Scenic Explorer Heritage Railcar – DMBS W51347 and DMS W51401
DMS W51347 was withdrawn from British Rail service in 1993, as part of set L142. it was initially preserved at Mangapps Farm in Suffolk, before moving to the Colne Valley Railway in 1995. It then moved to the Nene Valley Railway in 1997, where it ran in BR blue and grey livery. It was moved to the Gwili railway in 2009 where it was repainted in BR green (with whiskers) in 2014.
DMS W51401 was withdrawn from BR service in April 1994 and preserved at the Battlefiled Railway in Market Bosworth. It moved to the Nene Valley Railway before moving again to the Gwili Railway in 2009 where it was repainted in BR green (with whiskers) in 2014 at the Llwyfan Carriage Workshops.
Both cars (as well as centre car TCL 59508 – not in use today) are now owned by the Llanelli and District Railway Society (a Gwili Steam Railway Supporting Body). The first phase of restoration has been completed and over the next few years work is planned to reverse the interior condition from 1980s to a 1960s design.
The unit is in regular use on high days and low days, running throughout the summer season. It is used as the ‘Gwili Fryer’ special throughout July and August and also includes a full length bar (with dummy hand pump) in the brake area of DMBS W51347 using components from a closed Brecon Pub.