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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Season gets under way at Llan Railway


* The steam train arrives at Berwyn on its return from Carrog.
 

The season at Llangollen began on Saturday with a heritage railcar service with steam train on Sunday.
 
The weekend option continues for weekend through to half term week then through March beginning daily services from Monday 24 March.

For the off-peak steam service on Sunday the tank engine Jessie (also known as Thomas when dressed up) was operating to provide the most economical motive power.
 
The Llangollen Railway timetable for this year is altered to reflect the eventual operation of trains through to Corwen when the track extension is opened - date to be announced.

This means that departure times from Llangollen are no longer on the hour.

For Timetable A, the off peak service, trains now depart Llangollen at:
 
10.50 - returns for 12.30

13.00 - returns for 14.40

15.10 returns for 16.50.
 
Visitors should be sure to check the timetable to allow for the revised times which also apply for the Timetable B & C peak days options.
 
Another full season of events is planned and in summary are:

Days Out With Thomas 22/23 February, 31 May/1  June, 2/3 plus 7-10 August and 25/26 October

10/11 May there is a Teddy Bears' Picnic weekend

4-6 April is the Spring Steam gala with two visiting engines and an intensive tim etable of trains marking a Croes Newydd (Wrexham) Special event

21/22 June will be the weekend for the Heritage Railcar gala and 5/6 October will see a celebration of Railcar 60 to mark the anniversary of the introduction of the diesel railcars by British Railways.

22 March and 27 September are both diesel days when the home fleet operates train services

5/6 July is the Classic Transport we ekend with visiting omnibuses and a classic vehicle display at Glyndyfrdwy

29-31 August is the late Summer gala when an intensive train service will operate.

24 May & 13 September a Steam & Jazz train will operate in the evening with visiting bands  

20 July The Llangollen Fringe Festival presents a Blues Steam train in the evening

12 July and 18 October, plus a festive 13 December, Real Ale trains will operate in the evenings

7 June , 16 August and 1 November will have Murder Mystery trains in the evenings

31 October Fright Night on the Ghost train to mark Halloween 

2 November Ride the Rocket Firework train to Glyndyfrdwy brings the season to a close pending the festive season of Sa nta Specials and Mince Pie trains in December.

Full details on the Llangollen Railway website at: www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

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