By popular demand we are running a second Snowdonian this year, offering an 80 mile round trip over the whole railway with a variety of motive power.

The Snowdonian 2 will run on September 21st 2024.

After a light inclusive breakfast in Spooner’s at Harbour Station (upgrade to full breakfast available), you join the train which departs at 0830 (for 0845) heading for Blaenau Ffestiniog. Coffee is served on route and there is chance to stretch your legs before the return journey. It is a perk of the Snowdonian that you get to enjoy some mixed and unusual motive power – see below. Following a loco swap at Boston Lodge Works, it is straight through Porthmadog and onto Welsh highland rails. The train stops at Waunfawr, where a buffet lunch is served in the Snowdonia Parc brewpub. A chance also, to sample a glass of their own ale. They were CAMRA Gwynedd a Môn Brewery of the Year in 2023!  

On leaving Waunfawr, you head for the coast to complete the Welsh Highland route, arriving at Caernarfon station where there is a comfort break and chance to check out the shop or wander over to the harbour. Then it is back towards Porthmadog with tea and a sweet treats box served at your seat. You arrive back in Porthmadog around 1810. This completes your day but Spooner’s will be open should you wish to have a drink and a chat with newly made friends or a meal before you leave.

Locomotives in steam: 

Motive power is yet to be confirmed – Please watch this space for further updates!

Boston Lodge Tours: 

As part of your ticket, you are able to join one of the especially organised tours of Boston Lodge on Sunday 22nd. The tour will be particularly interesting at this time as we are nearing the completion of the extensive NLHF project to restore and recreate some of the old buildings whilst also erecting new buildings to prepare Boston Lodge for the future. A shuttle train will take you to Boston Lodge where you will be met by your guides, then will return you back to Porthmadog. Tour times are 10:05, 12:40 and 15:05

NB: We are sorry that due to Boston Lodge currently designated as a construction worksite, access is not available to anybody with mobility difficulties. 

Spooner’s Café and Bar: 

To help with your arrangements, some special arrangements have been made at Spooner’s for Friday evening with two sittings for dinner and a special Snowdonian menu which you may book when ordering your tickets. 

On Saturday morning, Spooner’s is open from 07.00 for you to eat or collect your breakfast which may be eaten in or taken to the train. You can upgrade to a full breakfast for just £5.00. On Saturday evening, the normal menu will be available.

Spooner’s opens for breakfast from 09.00 on Sunday morning. You can then enjoy their excellent Sunday carvery from 12.00 o’clock. Prices start from £13.95 for one course.


Ordinary Third Class seats – £260.00
First Class Pullman seats – £425.00
First Class Observation Saloon – £525.00

For all enquiries, or to book your tickets, please call the Booking Office on 01766 516024. A percentage of the ticket price goes to our Sustainability Projects to ensure the future of the Railways.