Great Little Trains of Wales

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The Great Little Trains of Wales is a joint marketing scheme formed in 1970 to promote some of the narrow gauge railways of Wales and encourage visitors to Wales.[1] As well as marketing the railways, the scheme allows visitors to purchase a discount card, allowing reduced rates on all the lines.

As of 2014, there are so far eleven railways in the scheme.

Railway Image Gauge Location
Bala Lake Railway Bala Lake Railway - 2004-07-18.jpg 2 ft (610 mm) Llanuwchllyn
Brecon Mountain Railway Brecon Mountain Railway train.jpg 1 ft 11 34 in (603 mm) Merthyr Tydfil
Fairbourne Railway Fairbourne Railway at level crossing.jpg 12 14 in (311 mm) Fairbourne
Ffestiniog Railway Taliesin.jpg 1 ft 11 12 in (597 mm) Porthmadog
Llanberis Lake Railway LAKE RAILWAY, LLANBERIS.jpg 1 ft 11 34 in (603 mm) Llanberis
Snowdon Mountain Railway SMR 2 below halfway 05-07-19 11.jpeg 2 ft 7 12 in (800 mm) Llanberis
Talyllyn Railway Edward Thomas at Tywyn Wharf - 2005-04-29.jpg 2 ft 3 in (686 mm) Tywyn
Vale of Rheidol Railway Vale of Rheidol Railway - - 460576.jpg 1 ft 11 34 in (603 mm) Aberystwyth
Welsh Highland Railway Welsh Highland Railway train leaving Caernarfon.jpg 1 ft 11 12 in (597 mm) Caernarfon
Welsh Highland Heritage Railway RussellGelertsFarm.jpeg 1 ft 11 12 in (597 mm) Porthmadog
Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway Countess.jpg 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) Welshpool

See also[edit]

Ffestiniog Railway locomotive Britomart being hauled by a British Rail lorry promotion by Sealink of the Great Little Trains of Wales during the St Patrick's Day Parade in 1974 in Dublin.


  1. ^ "Great Little Trains of Wales press release" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2012.

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