The Great Little Railways of Wales

We show you where to go and what to see in Wales

Use the options below to navigate by Welsh County. If you know of any Great Little Railways in Wales that we have not mentioned, please do get in touch via our contact page.

Anglesey

  • (Historical) Holyhead Breakwater Railway - Distance: 1.2 miles (1.9km) - Gauge: 15" (38cm) See wiki article on Holyhead Breakwater here and more historical information here www.2d53.co.uk
    We currently cannot find any information (22/08/2019) as to progress on this railway line.

Bridgend

Cardiff

Miniature

Carmarthenshire

Standard Gauge
  • Gwili Railway - Bronwydd - Steam Locos: 3 + 4 - Distance: 2½ miles (4km) - Gauge: 4'8½" (142cm)
Miniature

Ceredigion

Funicular
Narrow Gauge
  • Teify Valley Railway - Henllan - Steam Locos: 2 + 1 - Distance: 1½ miles (2.4km) - Gauge: 1'11½" (60cm)
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway - Aberystwyth - Steam Locos: 2 + 1 - Distance: 11.75 miles (19km) - Gauge: 1'11½" (60cm)

Conwy

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Funicular
Miniature
Tramway

Denbighshire

Standard Gauge
  • Llangollen Railway - Llangollen - Steam Locos: 1 + 1 - Distance: 7½ miles (12km) - Gauge: 4'8½" (142cm)
Miniature
  • Dibleys Nursery Garden Railway (Information at bottom of linked page) - Rhydymeudwy, Ruthin - Steam: 1 - Distance: 600yds Gauge: 7¼ (18cm) - Now (2019+) only used for family events
  • Rhyl Miniature Railway - Steam Locos: 5 + 1 - Distance: 1 mile (1.6 km) - Gauge: 15" (38cm)

Gwynedd

Rack & Pinion
Narrow Gauge
  • Bala Lake Railway - Llanuwchllyn - Steam Locos: 5 - Distance: 4½ miles (7.2km) - Gauge: 1'11½" (60cm)
  • Fairbourne Steam Railway - Fairbourne - Steam Locos: 4 - Distance: 2 miles (3.2 km) - Gauge: 12¼" (31cm)
  • Ffestiniog Railway - Porthmadog - Steam Locos: 8 + 3 - Distance: 13½ miles (21.7 km) - Gauge: 1'11½" (60cm)
  • Llanberis Lake Railway - Llanberis - Steam Locos: 3 - Distance: 2½ miles (4 km) - Gauge: 1'11½" (60cm)
  • Talyllyn Railway - Tywyn - Steam Locos: 6 - Distance: 7.25 miles (11.8 km) - Gauge: 2'3" (69cm)
  • Welsh Highland Railway - Caernarfon - Steam Locos: 5 + 3 - Distance: 25 miles (km) - Gauge: 1'11½" (60cm)
Miniature
Under construction*

Merthyr Tydfil

Miniature

Monmouthshire

Static
  • The Old Station - Tintern - Static Cariages housing site reception and shop

Newport

Miniature

Pembrokeshire

Miniature

Powys

Funicular
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Miniature

Swansea

Miniature

Torfaen

Standard Gauge

Vale of Glamorgan

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Wrexham

Under construction*

Spectacular Main Line Journeys

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  • Heart of Wales Line - Swansea - Shrewsbury - Modern Locos - Distance: 121 miles (195km)
  • Welsh Riviera - Cruise through ancient landscapes and majestic wood-clad hills and alongside the beaches and cliff tops of the stunning Cambrian Coast

Railway Museums

Railway Heritage Buildings

Railways just over the Welsh Border

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Miniature

Miniature & Historic Railway Related Links

Aberystwyth Funicular Railway Bala Lake Railway Brecon Mountain Railway Centre for Alternative Technology Cliff Railway Festiniog Railway Llangollen Station Tal y Llyn Railway Teifi Valley Railway
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