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The Welsh Highland Great and Small event is based at the northern end of the line with most activity between Caernarfon and Rhyd Ddu, centring around Dinas Station and yard.
The ‘Great’ celebrates Super Power in traditional style with some impressive freight trains featuring some recently overhauled wagons from South Africa and using the NGG16’s as they were used in their working years. Freight trains will run every day of the event.
The ‘Small’ is being celebrated in various forms –
The Ffestiniog Railway Company is celebrating 150 years of Steam in 2013 and two of the diminutive original locos, Prince and Palmerston, will haul a rake of Victorian carriages from Porthmadog to Caernarfon on the Friday afternoon, returning on Sunday. Throughout the weekend, there will be vintage shuttle train services between Caernarfon and Waunfawr hauled by Prince while Palmerston is in steam in the yard at Dinas giving the opportunity for footplate rides. It is hoped that locomotive No.1, Princess will also be in attendance.
Quarry Hunslet Lilla will also be spending the weekend at Dinas giving footplate rides up and down the site.
We have a fine selection of model railway layouts, all loosely with a Welsh Highland theme, at various locations around Dinas, details of which can be found in the Layouts section below. Many of these are regulars at exhibitions throughout the UK so it is a great opportunity to see them together in the very area their models portray.
There will be a cafe, real ale bar and souvenir shop at Dinas throughout the weekend in the Goods Shed and many other displays around the site.
Rover tickets are available and there will be an event guide with details of all services, layouts other information. Alternatively, you can just visit the site at Dinas to look at the layouts and displays. Tickets are available in advance – please refer to the booking form.