See our Fundraising Auction

with ‘Chance of a Lifetime’ experiences

available to bid on…

Service Update

The Vale of Rheidol Railway will not be reopening to the public during 2020.
This difficult decision has been made in order to protect our visitors, our staff, and those who live locally. We thank all our supporters and look forward to seeing you in March 2021.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for news and updates.

STEP BACK IN TIME…

VISIT

The Vale of Rheidol Railway re-creates the Edwardian spirit of adventure. Step aboard one of our restored steam trains for a stunning journey along the Rheidol Valley.

Since opening in 1902, millions have enjoyed the scenic trip through the ancient woodlands to Devil’s Bridge, home of the famous waterfalls, nestled in the magnificent Cambrian Mountains.

FEEL THE WIND IN YOUR HAIR…

JOURNEY

See the countryside change as you travel through wide open fields and meadows, woodland and rugged mountain scenery. The narrow track gauge allows the railway to follow the contours of the terrain with many sharp curves and steep gradients which add to the railway’s charm.

Listen to the sound of a powerful narrow gauge steam locomotive working hard to climb 700ft (200m) during the 12 miles from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge.

Birds of prey such as Red Kite and Buzzards are regularly seen soaring high above the valley floor and breath taking views can be enjoyed by all. 

BRING HOME THE HISTORY…

OUR SHOP

With shops at both ends of the railway, you can purchase unique gifts and souvenirs, as well as light refreshments and local produce.

We specialise in railway books, garden railway and children’s train sets plus loads more. Please visit our online shop.

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

OUR LATEST NEWS

Vale of Rheidol Railway to Auction ‘Chance of a lifetime’ Experiences

Vale of Rheidol Railway is offering the chance for people to fulfil their dreams and enjoy experiences never previously available.  A range of one-off opportunities will be auctioned on-line, with the proceeds helping the Registered Charity (No. 1076037) which runs...

Carriage No.11 – February 2020

The detail work on Carriage 11 is progressing at a steady pace. The individual panels under the windows are being veneered in house by one of our master craftsman, to ensure a quality finish, he ensures that the patterns line up as part of the preparation, then the...

Devil’s Bridge Facilities Upgrade

Our station at Devil’s Bridge has this winter had a toilet block installed which provides an accessibility and baby change facility, a further improvement in what we can offer to our visitors.

WLLR’s No.822 – February 2020

WLLR’s ‘Earl’ has seen alot of action over the last month. The axleboxes have been prepared with new white metal being cast. The horn guides have been prepared and drilled ready for assembly and machining. The water tank filler lids have seen attantion as has the roof...

Museum Collection & Heritage Rolling Stock Protection Shed – February Update

Our new Museum Collection and Heritage Rolling Stock Protection Shed is getting closer to completion with track laid, levelled and tamped for all three of the roads and the concrete poured for the floor surrounding them.The side panels have been put on with gaps left...

Garratt No.60 – February 2020

No.60 has seen much work over the last month. A full inspection of the chassis and components. The wheelsets for the front power unit have been profiled, repainted and reinstalled. New brake blocks have been fitted during the reassembly process. The new piping for the...

Caravan & Camping Show 2020

The Caravan & Camping Show 2020 took place at the NEC Arena, Birmingham, between the 18th & 23rd February.  We attended the show as part of a coalition titled 'Rails in Mid Wales', working with Cambrian Rail Partnership and Talyllyn Railway to promote what Mid...

Baldwin No.44699 – January 2020

Work has slowed on the Baldwin over the Christmas period, with the firehole door fitting being the main progress.  The wheel sets are ready for fitting and at some point in the near future the Baldwin will be turned into a rolling chassis, though for this to take...

WLLR’s No.822 – January 2020

The spring hangers have been removed, built up, machined back to shape and re-riveted to the frames.  All the loose rivets on the frame have been removed and replaced.  The beading on the tanks has been removed and straightened. The tank edge has been cleaned and the...

Garratt No.60 – January 2020

NGG 60 has seen a lot of work take place since the last update.  The super heaters have been hydraulically tested and fitted, this means the boiler unit is virtually complete other than fitting a brick arch in the firebox and the in steam inspection.  The power units...

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Vale of Rheidol Railway 

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Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

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