The Welsh Train Project

Victorian Welsh Steam Locomotive comes to Gwili Railway

Taff Vale 28From Saturday 12th April 2014, visitors to the Gwili Railway in Bronwydd Arms Carmarthenshire will be able to see the last surviving Welsh-built standard gauge steam locomotive. The Taff Vale Railway 01 class 0-6-2T No. 28, built in 1897 will highlight the significance of the Welsh railways to Wales social, industrial and economic development in the early twentieth century. It will join several Taff Vale Railway Victorian carriages to make the only complete Welsh Train in existence.

Known as the Taff Vale 28, This important piece of Welsh Railway history has been cosmetically restored and will be put on public display, thanks to The Welsh Train Project, a partnership between the Gwili Vintage Carriage Group at The Gwili Railway, The National Railway Museum in York and Llangollen Railway.

On its way to Carmarthenshire the Victorian locomotive will pass through Cardiff, its one time home, before making its way to Gwili Railway.

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To see the Welsh Train, catch the steam train from Bronwydd Arms Station at Gwili Railway to Llwyfan Cerrig. The last surviving Welsh built standard gauge steam locomotive will be on display from Saturday 12th April until early October 2014. For train times, check the timetable on the website or phone the office 01267 238213 for more information.


Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT. Tel (01267) 238213 (Mon-Fri-10am-4pm)