Llangollen Railway forms part of the old Ruabon to Barmouth Line and was reopened in 1975 at Llangollen after the branch line was closed in the 1960's after falling victim to the closures by Dr Beeching.
The Railway now extends some 7.5 miles and terminates at Carrog Station. A Transport & Works Order was granted which will enable Llangollen Railway to reach Corwen (another 2.5 miles) taking the total track distance to 10 miles, winding through the beautiful Dee Valley, not bad when you consider that the majority of the workforce for Llangollen Railway are actually volunteers!
All the stations along the track are of a typical Victorian design and each station has been recreated in 1950's Great Western colour scheme.
The main hub of the Railway - with the Railway office located here which is open all year round. Victoria's Tearoom is open everyday (even non-operating days). The gift shop is open on operating days only. Also at Llangollen is our very large engineering works and also just located about a mile down the line is our Carriage and Wagons department.
Berwyn Station is manned by Volunteers on weekends and has a small tearoom which is open on some weekends. Located at Berwyn Station is also our very popular Holiday Let "Berwyn Stationmasters House". You will notice that the design of this station is very different to Llangollen, Glyndyfrdwy and Carrog Station - this is due to the very narrow piece of land that the architects had available to them, hence the unique design. Berwyn Station is also one of the most photographed stations. Berwyn Stationmasters House is a Holiday Let - more information about this property can be found on our Holiday Let page, just click the button on the homepage.
Carrog Station is our present terminus and is set in the picturesque village of Carrog with its 17th century Dee Bridge, river and mountain vistas and traditional pub. Meticulously rebuilt by volunteers as it was in the 1950s here you will find a place where time has stood still. The quaint country tearoom serves a variety of freshly made snacks and homemade cakes, as well as tea, coffee and soft drinks. You are always guaranteed a warm welcome at Carrog Station - so whilst waiting for your train to return to Llangollen, visit the tearoom, take a seat, relax and watch the world go by!
Shown here for interest is the gradient profile of the open section of line.
One of our home fleet engines 44806 LMS Black 5 at Llangollen Station
Photo: Andrew Gale - Dogsdinner Productions
Photo: Paul Bailey
Berwyn Station also available as a holiday let
Photo: Martin Christie
Carrog Station in the snow which also doubles as Lapland for our very popular Santa Specials
Photo: Martin Christie