We have daily trains running until 23rd February with Aberystwyth departures at 10:30am & 2:00pm each day.



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.



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. 



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.



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...

Carriage No.11 – January 2020

The detail work on Carriage 11 has been continuing with bespoke panelling having been designed for the insides of the doors that matches the sides of the carriages. Work on the fittings such as table supports and the table tops has also been taking place, though much...

Latest Update on our Museum Collection and Heritage Rolling Stock Protection Shed

Our Museum Collection and Heritage Rolling Stock Protection Shed is continuing to make progress. The roof panels have been installed, and will, as the building approaches completion, be lined with solar panels down the southern facing roof.  The first of three roads...

Review of the Year – 2019

Happy New Year from everyone at the Vale of Rheidol! 2019 has been a year of change on the VoR. Aberystwyth station has seen a complete transformation with new station facilities, booking office, toilets, platforms, coal stages, water columns galore! It will also be a...

A sneak peak of the new custom made chairs for our upgraded first class carriages.

The new custom chairs for our new first class carriage are nearly ready, with the first few complete.   The frames have been made by Combined Frame Makers. They are a long established business who can trace their roots back to the centre of London's furniture making...

Baldwin No.44699 – November 2019

The Baldwin has had its new tyres fitted to the bogie and driving wheel sets. The crank pins have also been fitted to the driving wheel sets. With both of these done the Baldwin can be put onto its wheels for the first time since restoration began. The Liquid Nitrogen...

Garratt No.60 – November 2019

Progress has been a little slower on the Garratt this month as the tempo of work has been a higher demand with our other projects. The plumbing of the cab fittings for the new air braking system has been completed and the pipework running below the boiler has also...

WLLR’s No.822 – November 2019

The Earl has had its cylinders separated from the frames for inspection, the brackets for the spring hangers have had new rivets fabricated and fitted to re-attach them to the frames. The wheelsets have been turned and profiled, the throw and quartering has been...


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