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A brief history of Gwili Railway

Timeline 1860: Opened 1872: Converted to Standard gauge 1882: Absorbed by the Great Western Railway 1965: Closed to passengers 1973: Closed to all traffic 1975: Gwili Railway Preservation Company formed 1978: Taken over by the preservation society who had rescued 8 miles of trackbed in 3 years 1987: Llwyfan reached 1988: Llwyfan station officially opened […]

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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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New Christmas cards arriving soon

Gwili Railway Christmas Card Competition update… Featured in the photograph are last years winners to give you some inspiration. It’s never too early to get in the festive spirit. The winning cards are going to print next week and will be available to buy from our shop soon. Card design 1: Marysia, Y2 Penygaer School […]

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Design a Christmas card competition

Gwili Christmas Card Competition – School Drawing SessionsDoes your primary school in West Wales, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Llandovery, and Brecon areas enjoy local artists coming into the school to show children how to draw?Scott Artus our resident designer and illustrator is available to visit your school to reach children how to draw and design their christmas […]

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Change to advertised services on the 12th August

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 […]

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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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Changes to advertised services

CHANGES TO OUR ADVERTISED SERVICES DURING JULY-AUGUST Due to the risk of line side fires on the advice of the Fire Brigade an emergency timetable is now in place.  STEAM TRAIN SERVICES Steam trains will now run between Bronwydd Arms and Abergwili, Tuesday to Friday only during July and August.  HERITAGE RAILCAR DIESEL TRAIN SERVICES Diesel Heritage […]

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Classic Transport Day 15th July

Don’t forget to register your classic vehicle or book online for our annual classic transport day. CLASSIC TRANSPORT DAY: Sunday 15 July Join us in July for our annual exhibition of Steam locomotives, traction engines, Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Buses, 4x4s,Commercial Vehicles, Display Engines and Agricultural vehicles.  Prizes for best in show including: Best in show – […]

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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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Little Grandma’s Kitchen – Welsh Produce Award Winners

Gwili Railway – Welsh Food Festival 5-7 May 2018 Artisan Producer update…   Don’t get yourself in a pickle or jam enjoy our ward winning produce at the Gwili Welsh Food Festival.   Little Grandma’s Kitchen Chutneys, marmalades, curds and preserves Web: www.littlegrandmaskitchen.co.uk Facebook: www.facebook.com/littlegrandmas.kitchen/ Twitter: @LGKitchen   Little Grandma’s Kitchen, Winner of the Welsh […]

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Eccentric Gin – Welsh Drink Artisans

Time for a nice G&T The best in Welsh Gin Artisans will be appearing at the Gwili Railway – Welsh Food Festival 507 May Eccentric Gin Artisan, small batch craft Gin distiller Web: www.eccentricgin.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/EccentricGin/ THE STORY SO FAR… William Price, 1800-1893 one of the most radical and innovative thinkers in the Victorian period. […]

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The Little Black Hen will be serving up a tasty sensation

Sweet or sour, it’s a delight for the taste buds at the Gwili Railway Welsh Food Festival   Little Black Hen Home made artisan jams, chutneys, curds and fruit vinegars Web: www.littleblackhen.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/littleblackhen/ Twitter: @littleblackhen1   Little black Hen produce a wide range of hand made, home made jams, Chutneys, curds and fruit vinegars […]

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Beer and cider lovers will love this beer bus!

Fancy a beer or cider at the Welsh Food Festival? Alfie’s Beer Bus, a mobile bar and bottle shop. Facebook: www.facebook.com/@alfiesbeerbus/ Web: www.alfiesbeerbus.co.uk   Hello from Paul & Holly! We are the founders of Alfie’s Beer Bus, a mobile bar and bottle shop that specialises in locally made craft beer, cider and spirits from independent […]

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French wine direct from France to your door in Wales

A taste of France in Wales – Gwili Railway Welsh Food Festival update…   Levicta Wines – French Wine Web: www.levictawines.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/Levictawines/ Twitter: @lLevvictawines   Levicta Wines is owned and run by Roger & Ann Lewis in Carmarthen. We import wine direct from small, mostly family run vineyards. These wines aren’t in the shops. […]

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Chocolate lovers delight in the Welsh Food Festival

Gwili Railway – Welsh Food Festival update… Sweet tooth anyone?   Gareth’s Delicious Delights Artisan Choclates and Fudge Facebook: www.facebook.com/GarethsDeliciousDelights/   At Gareth’s delicious delights we make handmade chocolates truffles many flavours to tempt you you can mix and match the flavours we sell gift boxes at £10,bags at £3 and small gift boxes at […]

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Afal Y Graig Cider – Artisan Welsh Cider to appear at Food Festival

Gwili Railway Welsh Food Festival – Artisan Update…   Thirsty anyone?   Afal Y Graig Cider – Artisan Welsh Cider Facebook: www.facebook.com/Afal-Y-Graig-Welsh-Artisan-Cider-Perry-278731085642212/   Afal y Graig Cider are a small family run award winning Cider producer based in the Afan Valley.   We will have 4 types of cider available, Vintage, ‘Best in Wales Winner’ […]

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Bee Dazzled to appear at the Gwili Railway Welsh Food Festival

Gwili Welsh Food Festival… A taste of what’s to come.   Artisan local honey, fudge, mustards and bees wax products Web: http://bee-dazzled-cymru1.mybigcommerce.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/BeeDazzledCymru/   Bee Dazzled Cymru Bee Dazzled Cymru are Carmarthenshire based artisan honey producers. All our honey is from our own bee hives and our products are handmade by us. Keeping the […]

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Book online early and save

ONLINE VOUCHER CODES* – BOOK & SAVE Use these codes when booking, add to your basket and apply code at checkout. showearlybook20: 4×4, Bike and Classic Car Days, book by May 1st – Save 20% tuesdaysteam10: Tuesday Steam saver –  Save 10% dieselsat20: Diesel Saturday Service – Save 20% driverexperience15: Driver Experience book online by March 9th – Save […]

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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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Help us convert our 100 year old vintage carriage into a classroom for school parties and the community

The Gwili Steam railway is a volunteer led Heritage Railway and we are continuously looking for new ways to improve our facilities for visitors and children. Our Carriage and Wagon team have for many years been renovating one of our vintage carriages to help make more attractions at the Gwili Railway. The C&W team decided […]

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