Steam Gala at Bala Lake Railwasy


The entire entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in the Bala Lake steam gala along with one or two visiting locomotives running an intensive passenger timetable.

Bala Lake Railway also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from their extensive historic collection. At Llangower, the railway will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station.

The features for the 2024 August gala will include the following:

All available locos in steam

Frequent passenger services

Demonstration freight trains

Some trains double-headed

Heritage bus services running between Bala station and the town

A more detailed timetable giving the timings of freight trains and which locomotives will be hauling each train will be available nearer to this event.

Guide Prices

Normal fares apply.

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  • Children welcome

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Llanuwchllyn station is just off the A494 at the South-Western end of Bala lake. Ample free car parking is available within the station site. Turning and parking facilities for pre-booked coach parties can also be provided.

Sat Nav users, please note the Google maps postcode does not lead to Llanuwchllyn station, please use LL23 7TW to get to Station Road or follow the B4403 through the village and look for the brown signs.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest mainbline station is Barmouth station 23 miles away.

Bala Lake Railway August Steam Gala

Type:Railway Event

Llyn Tegid | Bala Lake Railway, Llanuwchlyn Station, Llanuwchlyn, Bala, Gwynedd, LL23 7DD

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Opening Times

Event (24 Aug 2024 - 26 Aug 2024)


Bala Lake RailwayLlyn Tegid | Bala Lake Railway, BalaA scenic heritage train ride through the glorious scenery of the Snowdonia National Park along the shoreline of Bala Lake, Wales' largest natural lake.

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