Gwili Railway Preservation Society

The GRPS actively supports the Gwili Railway Company to develop, run and maintain steam railway services on a part of the former GWR Aberystwyth to Carmarthen branch line. Our base is at Bronwydd Arms Station just to the north of Carmarthen in beautiful West Wales. The Society raises money to support projects, provides facilities for the volunteers who man the services and provides amenities for our visitors. Society volunteers also ensure that trackwork, buildings, locomotives and rolling stock are maintained.


£20,000 raised so far...

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To help support the Gwili Steam Railway at this difficult time, the Gwili Railway Preservation Society is opening an Emergency Fund. Your donations will help ensure the survival of the Volunteer run Gwili Railway, which was formed 42 years ago to run steam trains in the beautiful Gwili Valley, near Carmarthen.
Sadly we have lost income from Dining trains, Cream teas and Easter and whilst we may achieve Government assistance, it probably won’t cover all costs. We face a significant loss of income over an uncertain period of time which through no fault of our own could threaten the future of the Railway.
If you have been a member in the past and your membership has lapsed, then please consider re-joining the Society. Membership application details are on the page. If your membership is up for renewal, then please renew or if not paying by Standing Order please consider this option. Please don’t wait for a reminder to be sent.
Whilst the closure to the public is temporary, there is no guarantee when the Railway will reopen although volunteers can still come to site.
The Railway has secured the hire of Pannier Tank L92 for a set number of steaming’s for the 2020/21 season and an exciting programme of events has been planned for when we are back up and running.
Any surplus funds raised will be allocated to our Loco Fund for the eventual return to steam of Olwen as 1144 and Austerity locomotive Haulwen. Your help will ensure that the Gwili Railway is there for generations to come. Please support us.
Thank you!

Support Gwili Railway - become a member of the GRPS

Support the Gwili Railway and join the GRPS. As well as helping to keep our fabulous trains running, members get discounted travel on the railway.

To join, just fill in the form.


Annual Membership:
Adult / Oedolyn:  £18
Joint / Ar y Cyd, (i.e. Member & Partner):  £24
Family / Teulu:  (i.e. Member, Partner & up to 2 Children):  £26
Junior or Student / Myfyriwr : £7.50

5-Year Membership:
Adult / Oedolyn:  £90
Joint / Ar y Cyd:  £120
Family / Teulu:  £130

The Society publishes a monthly e-mail Volunteer Newsletter (VNL) and the Gwili Messenger twice yearly, keeping members up to date with developments.

Members also qualify for Concessionary travel on the Gwili Railway.

Regular Induction days are held and we have a dedicated Induction Officer leading these. When you visit on one of these days you will receive a guided tour of the Railway, visit the Departments involved and be treated to a ‘Trip along the Line’.

Download the ‘Trip along the Line leaflet for more details.

The Committee of the GRPS

The current committee of the Gwili Railway Preservation Society is:

Chair: John Gurmin**
Deputy Chair and Social Secretary: Christine Harrison
General Secretary: Rev. Dr. Ian Morris
Treasurer: Dave Johnson
Membership Secretary: Liane Webber
Volunteer Induction Officer: Phil Ware
Assistant Volunteer Induction Officer: Sue Ware**
HRA Liaison Officer: Tony Smith**
Editor, Gwili Messenger: Iain McCall
300 Club organiser: Emlyn Wright
Committee Members: Tony Brown, Colin Forsey, David Harrison and Michael Sarsfield

** Denotes GRPS representatives at the Gwili Railway Company Board meetings.

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