07 October 2017 - 07 October 2017

Autumn Gala

Autumn Family Gala

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On Saturday October 7th 2017, the Gwili Steam Railway will be holding it's annual Gala Day.  This year, the event will be themed around the opening of the new extension to Abergwili Junction.

A busy timetable of passenger and demonstration goods trains will be running throughout the day, as well as the diesel railcar (alongside other side attractions), providing plenty to see and do.

What's on - Bronwydd Arms...

- Intensive timetable - lots of movements to see!
- Photo display about the extension project
- S&T Museum (at the far end of the carpark, in the old signalbox from Fairfach)
- Routemaster RM308 on display, outside the signalbox.
- Cafe open all day (in two restored ex-Taff Vale Railway coaches, located next to the signalbox)
- Trade and display stands in the carpark (weather permitting), as follows:

  • Garw Valley Railway Society
  • Dean Forest Railway
  • Rhondda Tunnel Society
  • Gwili Railway Preservation Society
  • Pembrokeshire Portable Track club

The 'Pembrokeshire Portable Track' club will be running a portable (3.5/5" gauge) passenger-carrying track at the North end of the car-park. Rides will be available for a small charge, using both steam and battery electric locomotives.

There will also be a bus-link to the model railway exhibition (organised by the West Wales 'O' Gauge group) in Bronwydd Village Hall - see below.

At Llwyfan Cerrig...

- TVR No.28 on static display in the yard - available for 'cabbing'.
- Carriage & Wagon workshop - view progress on rolling stock currently 'in the shops'.
- Travelling Post Office - TPO coach open and available to visit.
- Display stands from the Welsh Train Project (TVR 28) and the Gwili Vintage Carriage Group (GVCG).


The 7.25" gauge Llwyfan Cerrig Miniature Railway will be running throughout the day, with trains hauled by resident Roanoke 0-4-0PH "Ben" (2003) and S/O 0-6-0PH "Bill" (1997, rebuilt 2017).

Model Railway Exhibition
The West Wales 'O' Gauge group will be holding a model railway exhibition in Bronwydd Village Hall - around 15 minutes walk from the station. A free mini-bus shuttle will run between the two during the day.

The show will feature 6 layouts, 3 traders and a number of demonstrations. Please note that there is a separate entrance charge for the exhibition.

Timetable
An intensive timetable of passenger and goods trains will be in operation throughout the day, with trains crossing at both Bronwydd Arms and Llwyfan Cerrig. Some trains will be double-headed.

A copy of the working timetable will be available on this website closer to the event.

Parking
At Bronwydd Arms station, there will be limited car-parking (on a first come, first serve basis).

An overflow carpark will be provided at Bronwydd Village Hall (SA33 6BE), with a regular shuttle-bus providing a link to the railway all day. The village hall car-park is located on the B4301, half a mile North of Bronwydd Arms station - turn left out of the station, over the level crossing, and keep going for half a mile.

Reserved disabled parking will be available for blue-badge holders at Bronwydd Arms station.

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Testimonials

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