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Bala Lake Railway

Category: Narrow Gauge Railway

Website: http://www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk

Bala Lake Railway
The Station
Llanuwchllyn
Gwynedd
LL23 7DD

Tel: 01678 540666

The Bala Lake Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid) is a preserved railway at Bala Lake, in Gwynedd, north Wales, which runs for a distance of 4½ miles using 2 ft (610 mm) gauge rolling stock.

It was built on a section of the former Ruabon - Barmouth GWR route which was closed in 1965. This section runs along the south-eastern shore of Bala Lake. Another section of the former trackbed is today used by the Llangollen Railway.

The railway runs from Llanuwchllyn railway station, where the main railway buildings, workshops and offices are located, to Bala (Llyn Tegid) near Bala. The station at Bala is outside the town, and there have been various plans to extend the railway into Bala itself, but none have been realised.

Steam locomotives on the line include Maid Marian, Holy War and Alice, all built by the Hunslet company. The railway also has a passenger diesel engine, Merioneth.

The railway is a member of the Great Little Trains of Wales.

Source: Bala Lake Railway at Wikipedia

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