Station, West Wales, SA44 5TD
We arrived at the railway before the
first train so in need of lunch we headed to the on site cafe. Two very
helpful ladies provided excellent
cheese toasties with buttered Welsh cakes to follow. Highly recommended!
Ruston diesel hauled train in Henllan
station with one excited passenger (my wife) already on board.
"John Henry" an 0-4-0 Ruston built 1959.
The diesel hauled train leaving Henllan
... and travels through delightful forest
scenery for approx 3/4 mile.
The train is propelled on the return with
a green flag being displayed by the guard.
The Henllan site has many attractions for
the young, and old, visitors including this miniature train down Pixie
Glade to Pixie Land.
There`s also a brilliant cafe, indoor and outdoor play areas.
This 2ft gauge line has suffered its
share of problems in the past with services being discontinued and track
lifted. It was nice
to see it running once more and to have a guided tour of their shed.
Here`s Hunslet 606 "Alan George" an ex Penrhyn 0-4-0 awaiting overhaul.
Motor Rail 4wDM of 1951 undergoing overhaul.
The chassis of 0-6-2T Kerr Stuart "Sgt. Murphy" built 1918.
The renovated boiler from "Sgt. Murphy"
ready for reinstalling on chassis.
I would like to thank
the staff at the Teifi Valley Railway for their very warm welcome,
especially the ladies in the cafe and the train driver for the tour of
This railway really deserves to succeed!