WORKSHOP

If you would like to see progress on the projects in our workshop for yourself, then check out our Workshop Tours.

Our Workshop tours cost £4 per person and take place at 10:45am & 2:15pm each day.  (Subject to staff availability.)

All funds raised from our Workshop Tours contribute towards our Accessibility Carriage Project.

Currently in the Works

Carriage No.11 – August 2019

Carriage No.11 – August 2019

The transformation of Carriage No.11 has been continuing with the test fitting of the new brass doorsills that have been cast in our forge at our Surrey workshops.  A mock-up has been made for the folding table design for the first class compartment.  Work...

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Baldwin No.44699 – August 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – August 2019

Since our last update for Baldwin No.44699, the new metal work to enable fabrication of the bunker for the Baldwin has been delivered and the metal panels have been temporarily bolted into position.  Work has taken place on the ‘face’ of the engine, with...

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Garratt No.60 – August 2019

Garratt No.60 – August 2019

Since the last update on Garratt NGG13 No.60, it has had a new, original design, chimney fitted. The kit of parts to fabricate the new spark arrestor has been designed, ordered, delivered and fitting has now begun. The other big job currently underway is...

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Baldwin No.44699 – July 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – July 2019

Work on Baldwin No.44699 of 1917 has recently included the test fitting of the boiler in the frames to fabricate new supporting brackets and check alignments.  Work has also begun on fabricating the foot plating and the required support structure.

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Carriage No.11 – July 2019

Carriage No.11 – July 2019

Recently Carriage No.11 has seen work continue to develop the intricate mouldings to be used within the carriage.  The custom made chairs have been lacquered ahead of being sent for upholstering. A sneak peek of some of the brass mouldings, custom made in...

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WLLR’s The Earl – June 2019

WLLR’s The Earl – June 2019

Since arrival the Earl has had its cab, side tanks and boiler removed.  The boiler has been sent away for overhaul at the request of the WLLR.  The chassis and remaining components have since been placed in store until the overhaul of the engine begins in...

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Carriage No.11 – June 2019

Carriage No.11 – June 2019

Recent work on the rebuild of Carriage 11 has involved the manufacture of lots of templates and mock ups to ensure the carriage will be something very special when completed.  The new dividing wall has been made and will soon be fitted within the...

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Baldwin No.44699 – June 2019

Baldwin No.44699 – June 2019

Work is progressing on the chassis and driving wheelsets for Baldwin 10-12-D No.44699.  The smokebox saddle and cylinders have recently been joined to the chassis.  The driving wheelsets have had new axles machined in house and have had the driving wheels...

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Garratt No.60 – June 2019

Garratt No.60 – June 2019

The boiler and cradle for Garratt NG/G13 No.60 is coming together, with the plumbing being reassembled on the exterior of the boiler and the engines controls being installed on the backhead.  Once this has been completed work will begin on modifying the...

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Completed Projects from our Works

Carriage No’s 14 & 15

Carriage No’s 14 & 15

Carriage No's 14 & 15 are the first carriages that have been modified to enable wheelchair access. Car 15's chassis and bogies date from the first batch of carriages, rebuilt to its current form in 1923. Carriage 15 hadn’t been used in service since...

GWR 1923 built Rheidol Tank No.7

GWR 1923 built Rheidol Tank No.7

After four years of hard work by a dedicated team of engineers, our iconic locomotive No.7 returned to steam in October 2018. The four year project costing £370,000 has not only restored the locomotive, but also re-introduced engineering excellence within...

Kerr Stuart Sirdar No.1158 – Diana

Kerr Stuart Sirdar No.1158 – Diana

Kerr Stuart built 58 “Sirdar” Class locomotives, with the last being Locomotive no.1158. No.1158 was built in the early 1900’s as part of an order of 6 locomotives, placed in December 1909. The other 5 locomotives were built and sent to Mauritius in August...

Hunslet No.605 of 1894 – Margaret

Hunslet No.605 of 1894 – Margaret

Built by the Hunslet Engine Company in 1894 it is one of a group of four ‘small quarry’ locomotives, built to replace the ageing De Winton locomotives in use in Penrhyn Quarry.The engine spent its working life in the quarries, until withdrawal from traffic...

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

DRIVER FOR A FIVER

Selected dates in July & August 2019

 This summer, the Vale of Rheidol Railway is giving you the chance to realise those childhood dreams and have a go at driving a steam locomotive.

ride & dine

Selected dates in July & August 2019

Enjoy summer evenings with steam hauled excusions along the Rheidol Valley. There will be no need to worry about cooking as we'll serve up a delicious fish & chip supper!

forgotten engines steam festival weekend

14th & 15th September 2019

 Join us for a weekend full of fantastic steam engines past and present in our Steam Festival.

halloween ghost train

29th, 30th & 31st October 2019

 With a spooky trip on one of our famous trains, alongside some extra ghouls and spooks, watch out for the things in the night. Then return for a Halloween feast... 

the 2019 monster ball

1st November 2019

Join us on the ghoulish steam train journey through the Rheidol Valley to the Hafod Hotel, Devil's Bridge for spooky entertainment and buffet.

sunday lunch specials

3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th November 2019

 End your weekend with an extra special trip to Devils Bridge, taking in the ever changing stunning scenery and stop at the Hafod Hotel for a sumptious roast!

Vale of Rheidol Railway 

Park Avenue

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 1PG  

 

01970 625819

info@rheidolrailway.co.uk

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