Successful Event on Monday 27th August
The Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway at Cynheidre held a very successful event on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August with over 200 people enjoying a ride on the train.
The early part of the day was taken up with a private hire by the Branch Line Society with 136 of their members enjoying a look behind the scenes and rides double headed by the railways two resident diesel locomotives, Sentinel Diesel No. 10222 and ex-Nederlandse Spoorwegen Class 600 locomotive NS625. Later in the day the Sentinel diesel was used to offer brake van rides to members of the public.
The Branch Line Society is a voluntary association for railway enthusiasts and they had arrived at Llanelli from Crewe on a specially chartered train, The Marching Crompton, so called because it had travelled via the scenic Welsh Marches line which runs along the border through Shrewsbury and Hereford to Newport. On arrival at Llanelli a short coach transfer brought them to our railway at Cynheidre. In addition to the train ride they enjoyed guided tours behind the scenes to view rolling stock under restoration by our volunteers and visits to our Heritage Centre for an insight into the railways history and future plans.
A nature trail was also held at 11am and 3pm in association with Carmarthenshire Wildlife Walks, which allowed the groups to scour some of the more secluded areas of our site in search of various wildlife.
The railway is now closed until December when our popular Santa Special trains return, for the first time on two consecutive days, the weekend of 8th and 9th December. In addition to the train ride all children will receive a gift from Santa. Seasonal refreshments will also be available.
Tickets will be available soon from the following web link https://www.llanellirailway.co.uk/events-booking
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