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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Railway's season starts on Saturday

* Great Western Pannier tank No.6430 at Berwyn Station.

Llangollen Railway resumes train services from Saturday 10th February.
This coming weekend, 10-11 February, the steam train will operate from Llangollen to Dwyrain Corwen East with three service trains a day.
The locomotive will be the Great Western Pannier tank No.6430, which will be operating steam services at weekends through to Easter.
Trains will depart Llangollen at 1040, 1300 and 1510 or, for complete return trips, from Corwen at 1120 and 1340.
From Monday 12 February, half term week, the off-peak service will be provided with the heritage diesel railcar.
This offers best views of the line in wintertime with the opportunity to see the way ahead when sitting behind the driver or the ‘where-you-have-been’ view in the rear coach.
After plenty of trackside vegetation clearance work by volunteers during the closed season, the train will offer improved views of the Welsh countryside along the ten mile route through the Dee Valley as it gets ready to wake up for springtime.
The railcar service will continue on weekdays through to 23 March and is popular with groups of walkers keen to access the countryside at one or more of the intermediate stations at Berwyn, Glyndyfrdwy or Carrog.
School parties can also be accommodated as an introduction to a journey by train for the younger generation who may not accustomed to rail travel.
Llangollen Railway’s Commercial Manager Liz McGuinness said: “We have an exciting season ahead of us at Llangollen Railway with some great new events planned, along with our regular events. A couple of great family events are visits by Paddington Bear and Peppa Pig to Llangollen Railway and a fab new Cocktail event for the adults.”

The events leading up to the end of April are:
* 11th February Valentine’s Special
* w/c 12th February Half Term Special, children ride for £1 with a fare paying adult
* 11th March Mother’s Day special
* 24th & 25th March Peppa Pig Visits Llangollen
* 31st March Real Ale Train
* 6th-8th  April Thomas visits Llangollen
* 13th -15th April Spring Steam gala – three days of intensive steam train services

Once again a trip on the Llangollen-Corwen train will provide the sedate way to see the lovely countryside in south Denbighshire and experience rail travel as it used to be. Full details can be found on the website at www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

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