Gwili Steam Railway

Gwili Steam Railway

Austerity 0-6-0ST, Gwili Steam Railway

WD Austerity 0-6-0ST at Danycoed Halt

(Picture Above: © Copyright John Atherton and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.)

The Gwili Steam Railway is a Standard Gauge Heritage Steam Railway running from Bronwydd Arms to Danycoed Halt, a distance of 3 miles.

Route

Bronwydd Arms

Bronwydd Arms is the Railways headquarters. This is the only station passengers can board the Train. There are numerous sidings containing locos etc… In various stages of Restoration. There is a gift shop, signal Box, Level Crossing here, plenty to keep the Enthusiast busy for a while.

There is also the “Gwili Tea Room” in the Yard, for food and drinks etc…

Llwyfan Cerrig

This is the half way point on the line. Here there is the Railways Workshops. There is also a Miniature Railway, Picnic Area etc.

When entering the station from the Bronwydd Arms Direction, you cross over the River.

Leaving Llwyfan Cerrig, the Train hugs the side of the river for about a mile.

Danycoed Halt

Finally is Danycoed Halt. This resembles a Traditional GWR Country Halt.

The locomotive runs round here, before returning to Llwyfan Cerrig and Bronwydd Arms.

Rolling Stock

The Railway operates Diesel traction as well as Steam. Most of the time diesel operation is with a Class 117 3 car DMU.

The Railway currently has two operating steam locomotives, an Austerity and a RSH. Most loco hauled trains consist of 3 coaches.

Future Plans

The GSR has two extension plans, one southwards from Bronwydd Arms, the second Eastwards from Danycoed Halt, the Railway already owns the next 3 miles of Track Bed from Danycoed Halt.

As well as this, there several locomotives undergoing Restoration.

Website: http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/

Operating Dates: http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/operating.html

Line Length: 3 miles

Operational Locomotives:

  • Avonside 0-4-0ST No.1680 Sir John (Under Long Term Restoration)
  • Andrew Barclay 0-4-0ST No.2201 Victory (Under Overhaul)
  • Austerity 0-6-0ST No.3879 Haulwen
  • Robert Stevenson & Hawthorn 0-4-0ST No.7058 or 6 Olwen or Percy
  • WD Austerity 0-6-0ST No.71516 Welsh Guardsman (Awaiting Repair)
  • BR Class 117 3 car DMU Nos.51347, 59508 & 51401
  • BR Class 03 No.D2178

Gallery:

Steam loco Victory at Bronwydd Arms

AB 0-4-0ST Victory at Bronwydd Arms

Picture Above: © Copyright Jeremy Owen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Bronwydd Arms Station

Bronwydd Arms Station

Picture Above: © Copyright OLU and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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