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Coronavirus Update 2

Contact information during the Coronavirus Epidemic: All Services are temporarily suspended until further notice. For further information please contact us on 01267 238213. Further updates will appear here. Thank you for your continued support

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Coronavirus Update

Gwili Railway – Coronavirus Update: On Govt advice all services are temporarily suspended until further notice. All scheduled services, as from today, are cancelled. Specific special events such as the Dining Trains and the Steam Driver Experience Days are postponed to later dates. Passengers booked on these services will be offered new dates in due […]

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Help save the railway

GWILI RAILWAY EMERGENCY FUND Please Share! 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, […]

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New for 2020 – L92 London Transport GWR Locomotive

Many passengers and fans in West Wales have requested some information about this years visiting locomotive. Here goes; L92 – 5786 was built by the Great Western Railway in 1930 and, unlike many of its siblings, didn’t get scrapped by British Railways, but was sold on to The London Transport Passenger Board. 5786 is one […]

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03 Diesel Gala Day 22nd February

03 Diesel Day – 22nd February Class 03 diesel shunters D2178 and D2069 will both be in action at the Gwili Steam Railway this coming Saturday (22nd February 2020), as part of an impromptu running day to mark 55 years since the introduction of the D2000s (class 03 shunters) to West Wales. The sight of […]

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Breaking News…

Gwili Railway – Breaking News: Last chance to ride behind Welsh Guardsman for this year. She is due to depart on her travels next week for the 2020 season. Plus Kids travel FREE* see previous offer or website. We are running steam services with Welsh Guardsman Steam Locomotive Today 19th and tomorrow 20th only. 11:00, […]

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Murder Mystery Dining Train New Date

Due to storm Dennis we have moved/postponed the 15th February Dining Train until the 4th April. All passengers who have booked and still wish to travel will have the tickets honoured and moved to the new date. What better way to spent Halloween than seeing if you can work out ‘Who dunnit?’. But beware – […]

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Kids go FREE*

HANNER TYMOR – PLANT YN TEITHIO AM DDIM! Yn ystod Gwyliau Ysgol Hanner Tymor ym mis Chwefror byddwn ar agor ar ddiwrnodau penodol, 15-22 Chwefror. Injan Diesel fydd yn tynnu’r cerbydau ar y dyddiau Sadwrn. Bydd Trên Stêm (Welsh Guardsman) yn gweithio ar ddydd Sul, Mawrth, Mercher a Iau. Caniateir hyd at 2 o blant […]

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Steam and Diesel Traction Dates 2020

Gwili Railway Steam and diesel traction running days for 2020: Our website calendar and booking page titled ‘What’s On’ is the best way to see clearly which days we are running steam or diesel services. Gals and event may feature both. Steam services: February: 15 evening sold out, 16, 18, 19, 20 March: 1, 21, […]

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2020 Gala first look

Gwili Railway Steam & Diesel Gala… On 20th/21st June 2020, we will be holding our annual steam and diesel gala event. All available locomotives will be in action – if it moves, it will run this weekend! We will also be running demonstration goods trains, as well as (subject to availability) double-heading and banking. Brakevan […]

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L92 update

STOP PRESS – L92 arrival date: Proposed date – 26th February, time to be announced. Please be aware if you wish to visit and see it arrive please contact the office. All cars must park off site due to the lorry and operational reasons. Watch this space for further updates. Special Steam Services announcement for […]

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Dan Do Shed Appeal update 2020

Abergwili Junction and Bronwydd Arms Engine Shed The opening of the Abergwili Junction Extension on 1stJuly 2017 was a seminal moment in the history of the Gwili Railway. The project had been the culmination of 17 year’s hard work but amid the sense of achievement there were essentially two thoughts, namely how can we capitalise […]

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Steam Driver Experience Days

Gwili Railway Steam Driver Experience Days –  the perfect gift for steam engine enthusiasts! New dates, changes to advertised dates and updates… We have added an extra Taster Steam Driver Experience Date on the 4th April with more to follow. We have also swapped the previously advertised Full Steam Driver Experience date of 13th June […]

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Activity Superstore Vouchers

Dear Customers, Activity Superstore Vouchers: Only valid on standard running days April-October Not valid on Special Events or dining trains Not valid on Santa’s Magical Steam Trains Valid for 12 months but only during April-October not December, i.e. if purchased in October to December you can use them in 2020 between April and October Not […]

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Competition winners

Ghost Express Colouring Competition Finalist The Gwili Railway are proud to announce the winner of our 2019 Ghost Express competition is Emrys Jones. We have contacted his excited parents today and he will soon receive his prize of a family ticket to see Santa this year. Well done Emrys. You all still have time to […]

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Santa’s Magical Steam Trains

Santa’s Magical Steam Trains 27 days to go… The elves are busy wrapping the toys. The volunteers are prepping the trains, clearing the yard and tidying up. The office staff are going through the orders (Tue-Thur 10:00-16:00). Over 3000 tickets sold so far so don’t miss out, popular dates are booking up fast. We’ve also […]

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Autumn Steam Service Update

Autumn Steam Update… Saturday 26th October – Services running as advertised, Vintage Tea Rooms open, trains depart 11:00/13:00/15:00 seats available. Murder Mystery Dining Service 19:00 fully booked. Sunday 27th October – closed for operational reasons, we apologise for any inconvenience. Monday 28th – Closed Tuesday 29th Ghost Express – Open services run 13:09/15:00/17:00, Vintage Tea […]

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Halloween – Ghost Express Competition

Join in the spooky fun… Gwili Railway announces four competitions with each receiving a prize of a family ticket to visit our Santa’s Magical Steam Trains 2019.   Gwili Railway – Ghost Express Halloween Competition To celebrate Halloween at this year’s Ghost Express event the Gwili Railway are launching two competitions.   Competition 1 – […]

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Christmas card competition

The Gwili Steam Railway are holding their 3rd annual Christmas Card Competition.  Cards must feature the theme of Steam Trains, Santa, Snowmen, Elves 1st prize  – Santa’s Magical Steam Train Family Ticket* Please post entries FAO of Scott Artus to Gwili Railway at the address below Entries must be drawn no bigger than A4 in […]

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Autumn Steam Running Days

AUTUMN STEAM DAYS TBC 16th October – Steam 11:00/13:00/15:00 17th October – Steam Welsh Elevenses 11:00, Cream Tea 13:00/15:00 19th October – Steam 11:00/13:00/15:00 20th October – Steam 11:00/13:00/15:00 23rd October – Steam 11:00/13:00/15:00 24th October – Steam Welsh Elevenses 11:00, Cream Tea 13:00/15:00 *26th October – Steam 11:00/13:00/15:00 *27th October – Steam 11:00/13:00/15:00 *2nd […]

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Miniature Railway Relaunch

The Gwili Railway relaunches its Miniature Railway The Gwili Steam Railway in conjunction with the GRPS (Gwili Railway Preservation Society) are pleased to announce the grand opening of the revised and improved Miniature Railway on the 18th August. Over the past 6 months the GRPS, in conjunction with the Gwili Steam Railway, have strived to get the […]

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New Event – Medieval Weekend

Medieval Weekend Newsflash – New Family Friendly Event at Gwili Railway… Medieval Weekend 31st August-1st September 2019   Treat thyself to a weekend of ‘Ye Olde Steam Trains’ and join in the medieval fun and games on the Gwili Railway. Come along dressed up as Kings, Queens, Princesses, Knights and Dragons. Prizes for best outfit. Play […]

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New event – Circus Skills Day

Circus Skills Day Come along and enjoy a fun packed day of circus skills, juggling and magic at the Gwili Railway. Three days of Steam, children’s activities and fun for all the family Bring a picnic or pick one up from our Vintage Tea Room Travel to Llwyfan Cerrig and meet the Circus Skills Trainers […]

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Summer services

*Summer services on the Gwili Railway… Our Thursday and Friday trains offer you the chance to enjoy a Welsh Elevenses at 11.00 and a Strawberry Cream Tea on the 13.00 and 15.00 dining trains. Saturdays are traditionally our Heritage Railcar diesel service. Sunday the 14th July is our popular Classic Transport Day. Selected Saturday evenings […]

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Extra Steam Date added 6th September 2019

Extra Steam Date added 6th September 2019 The Gwili Steam Railway in conjunction with Inside Track Tours have added an extra Steam Train date to their busy summer calendar. Due to a special Inside Track Tour to Carmarthen we have agreed to put on an extra day of steam so that the tour can enjoy […]

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Summer Gala Timetable

Summer Gala Timetable Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June 2019 Please note the evening curry train will now depart at 6.00pm, tickets cost £5.00. Proof of event ticket purchase or signed in volunteer status is required. Click to download the pdf files below… PUBLIC TIMETABLE – Saturday PUBLIC TIMETABLE – Sunday

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Cream Tea anyone?

Fancy a beautiful cream tea served on our steam locomotive hauled dining train? Every Thursday in June then every Thursday and Friday in July and August. Our dining team who are made up of volunteers and staff. We serve local welsh food including Little Grandma’s Kitchen Jam and Welsh Brew Tea. See the photo attached for […]

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Locomotive Fund

GRPS Locomotive Fund Help the Gwili Railway restore their fleet of locomotives… The Gwili Railway and the Preservation Society work hard to support our volunteers and preserve our locomotive heritage for future generations. We have 3 locomotives in need of your support so we can restore them to their former glory. With your help we […]

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Taster Experience Day a huge success…

Taster Drivers Experience Day – 18th May 2019… Wow! What a fantastic day at the Gwili Steam Railway. A day packed full of fun, family celebrations and a new team spirit that was simply infectious and delightful for the visitors and volunteers at the railway. 10 taster day drivers/firemen-women enjoyed an action packed day travelling […]

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2019 Gala details confirmed…

Gwili Gala 22-23 June – Events will include… An intensive timetable on both days. All available traction in use, Road steam on display at Bronwydd Arms (full size and miniature) Demonstration goods train in use. Evening trains with on-board bar on Saturday night (curry and rice served on board: £5 with valid travel ticket). Further details […]

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Help fundraise for the Gwili from your armchair!

RAISE MONEY FOR THE GWILI RAILWAY FROM YOUR ARMCHAIR! Do you order Christmas presents on-line? Do you book holidays, hotels or insurance on-line? If you do, are you aware that you can earn a “commission” for the Gwili Railway simply by accessing retailers and service providers through easyfundraising.org.uk ? If you haven’t used easyfundraising.org.uk before, […]

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What’s on until the end of May?

Services this week and next… Please check our website and Facebook for any changes to the advertised services.  Wednesday service – please check before travel Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday Morning. Thursday – 11.00 Welsh Elevenses and passenger services. 13.00 and 15.00 Strawberry Cream Tea and passenger services.   Saturday 25th May – Diesel Railcar Sunday […]

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4×4 & Classic Bike Show

4×4 & Classic Bike Show – STEAM & PISTONS – 2nd June  2019 Event Prices: Adult £14.00, Child £8.00,  Senior £12.00, Family £35.00, Dog £2.00 Trains Depart Bronwydd Arms: 11.00/13.00/15.00. Book by phone or online Join us for the Gwili Railway annual 4×4 and Classic Bike Show. For this years event we have merged the two […]

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Classic Transport Day 2019

CLASSIC STEAM & TRANSPORT DAY 2019  Event Prices: Adult £14.00, Child £8.00, Senior £12.00, Family £35.00, Dog £2.00 Enjoy an Intensive Hourly Service Steam: 11.00/13.00/15.00 Diesel: 10.00/12.00/14.00/16.00 Join us for the Gwili Railway annual Classic Transport Day Show. Enjoy a day visiting the show field packed with classic vehicles and travelling on our steam and […]

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Sunday Dining Trains – new departure times

SUNDAY DINING TRAINS New departure times 12.00 noon Due to a error on the booking system we have noticed the departure times had reverted to our 2018 dates. The correct departure time for all Sunday Dining Trains is 12.00 noon, please arrive at least 30 minutes before departure to allow for seating and bar orders.

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NEW – 11.00am Welsh Elevenses Dining Trains available to book now for 2019

Welsh Elevenses on the Gwili Railway Dining Trains Welsh Elevenses Dining Train Dates: Every Thursday during: April, May, June, July, August, September and October. *Every Thursday and Friday during July and August Adult £16.00, Seniors £15.00, Child £10.00 (All prices include standard train fare) Departure Times: 11.00, Cream Teas 13.00/15.00. Online Pre-booking advised. Treat yourself to a 11.00 Welsh […]

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Strawberry Cream Tea 2019 dates now available to book online

  Strawberry Cream Tea Steam Dining Trains STRAWBERRY CREAM TEA DINING TRAIN DATES: Every Thursday during: April, May, June, July, August, September and October. Every Thursday and Friday during July and August Adult £18.00, Seniors £17.00, Child £11.00 (All prices include standard train fare). Online Pre-booking advised, departure times 13.00/15.00, Welsh Elevenses 11.00. Please advise us in advance of […]

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Olwen a rebuilt story

Olwen rebuild update Work on the frames is progressing at a pace finally. All old paint and filth being removed back to bare metal and degreased then as weather permits is receiving a coat of red oxide. Parts of the motion and the connecting rods being removed, cleaned and a coat of red oxide applied. Motion […]

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Help the Gwili Railway preserve the last surviving Welsh built standard gauge steam locomotive.

TAFF VALE NUMBER 28 Taff Vale locomotive number 28 is the only surviving member of the 01 Class. It is also the only surviving standard gauge locomotive designed and built in Wales. After service with the Taff Vale and Great Western Railways, it moved into military service and then onto the coalfields of County Durham before being […]

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Taff Vale No. 28 work update

The Gwili Railway and Taff Vale Vintage Carriage Group need your help and support… Can you spare your time, expertise or even a donation to help us restore this important engine for the benefit of the railway? Taff Vale Railway No.28 18 July at 21:40 · Workday update: On Saturday we gave the loco a […]

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2018 Classic Car Show Winners

Gwili Railway Classic Transport Day – 15th July This year saw a record number of entrants to our annual Classic Vehicle Show at the Gwili Steam Railway. The prizes for best in show were produce don welsh slate with a image of Welsh Guardsman. The winners are pictured receiving their prizes with Jeremy John show […]

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Volunteers raise £96 to help the Dan Do Shed Appeal

  Dan Do Shed Appeal Charity Car Wash at the Plough Hotel Rhosmaen   The Gwili Railway and their volunteers who attended the Charity Car Wash would like to thank the Plough Hotel Rhosmaen and their staff and customers. Scott Artus, wife Sarah, Dewi Jones, Mike Sarsfield, Dyfan, Christine and Dave Harrison were the Gwili crew […]

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Leaving a lasting legacy to help the railway

Leaving a Legacy to the Gwili Railway The main objective of the Gwili Railway is to rebuild as much as possible of the railway between the two towns of Carmarthen and Llanpumsaint. The railway is always grateful for and benefits greatly from gifts and legacies received, however small. In recent years these gifts have enabled […]

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How we handle your data

This privacy policy sets out how Gwili Railway uses and protects any information that you might send us when you use this website. We believe that your privacy and your data are important and we’re committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. If you provide us with information by which you can be identified […]

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Classic Vehicle Shows – Application Form

2018 is the year for classic vehicle shows at the Gwili Steam Railway. Following on from the success of our annual Classic Vehicle Day (held every second Sunday in July) 15th July we will also be holding a Classic Bike Show on the 2nd and 3rd of June and a 4×4 SUV Classic Vehicle Show […]

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Gwili Railway launches 2019 calendar

Gwili Railway launches first calendar New for all railway photography fans… We are pleased to announce our new 2019 calendar which will be available for sale in our shop. The calendar features photographs taken by our photographer Scott Artus. The seasonal scenes of steam and diesel locomotive photographs were taken during our 2016-2017 season. This […]

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Gwili Railway – Dan Do Shed Appeal £50,000 raised so far! Help us raise the remaining £100,000

Carriage Shed Appeal With the opening of the new Abergwili Junction extension, the Gwili Railway is now embarking on the next exciting phase of development. Like many heritage lines, the Gwili Railway makes use of the standard British Railways Mark 1 carriages.  A storage facility is badly needed to protect them from the worst of the Welsh […]

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