Dates For Your Diary - 2018 Events
Here is a provisional list of special events that will take place during 2018. There will no doubt be further additions to this list, and more information regarding individual events will be added as and when it becomes available.
April 14th : The Snowdonian – 80 mile round trip, both lines in a day.
This annual fundraising event is your golden opportunity to travel on both railways, experience various modes of traction and to learn about plans for the future. Lunch and snacks included. For more details and booking, go here. NB: this cannot be booked through our booking offices.
May 12th : Caernarfon Food Festival
May 18th - 20th : Cwrw ar y Cledrau/Rail Ale
June 9th : The Snowdonian Limited
A repeat of the April train that has been added due to popular demand. For more details and booking, go here. NB: this cannot be booked through our booking offices.
June 22nd - 25th : Hunslet 125
The railway’s steadfast Hunslet ladies, Linda and Blanche, are 125 years old in 2018 and we are throwing a party!
Their centenary was marked in legendary style in 1993 with over a hundred siblings of all shapes and sizes coming to play. A lot has changed in their world since then with many more Hunslet restorations and repatriations, along with a few replicas to share the fun. Celebrations this time will be a little different but - with a full forty miles of railway - we still have the largest playground in the country for these enduring locomotives.
More details will be revealed in the New Year but make sure you save the date for the narrow gauge event of 2018. Expect familiar faces, the return of old friends and some new arrivals.
September 14th - 16th : Welsh Highland Railway - Super Power
Celebrating the 21st anniversary of the commencement of services between Caernarfon and Dinas beginning the rebirth of the Welsh Highland Railway. Plenty of activity including extra trains and an exciting display of models of beautifully engineered articulated locomotives.
September 22nd : Ffestiniog Railway –Trailffest
Half trail marathon running alongside the line from Tanygrisiau to Porthmadog. A 'family and Friends’ train runs down alongside to cheer on the competitors.
October 5th - 7th : Ffestiniog Railway - Victorian Weekend
October 25th, 26th, 27th : Ffestiniog Railway – Halloween Trains
October 31st : Welsh Highland Railway – Halloween Train
December 8th/9th, 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd : Santa Trains (Routes to be decided)