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Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway


Gorsaf Wharf Station
LL36 9EY

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Tel: 01654 710472
The Worlds First Preserved Railway. Running continuously since 1865, the Talyllyn Railway represents a step back in time to the Victorian Age!

Experience the nostalgia of historic steam trains in some of Wales’ finest countryside. The railway starts on the coast at Tywyn, snakes through the foothills of Cader Idris to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol.

The train clings to the hillside as it passes through woodland and over ravines, taking the route that the Victorians would have used daily. The trip takes about an hour each way. Your ticket allows you to break your journey and extend your day: you could take a country walk, explore wooded paths, discover waterfalls or visit the beach.

Tywyn Wharf station is home to the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum which tells the story of little railways across Britain and King’s Cafe has hot and cold menus, lunch time specials and a licensed bar. Quarryman’s Tea Room at Abergynolwyn serves a range of refreshments and light bites.

‘You blow the whistle, release the brakes and open the regulator. A hiss of steam and the train starts to move - the start of the journey and the start of an experience of a lifetime’.

Learn to drive a historic steam locomotive hauling your own private train, bring your family and friends to share the experience. On your exclusive course you will have the full attention of three, fully qualified Talyllyn Railway staff (a Driver, Fireman and Guard).

The Talyllyn Railway's tea room at Abergynolwyn Station is licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies. Make your Wedding Day extra special, yet different and less formal - hire a steam-hauled train to collect you and your guests from one of our Stations between Tywyn and Dolgoch and carry you to Abergynolwyn Station for the wedding ceremony. For further information visit:


Tywyn is on the A493 road from Machynlleth to Dolgellau. Approaching from Aberdyfi, Wharf station is on the left. Coming from Dolgellau, go through the town centre past the National Rail station for 300yds and we are on the right. There is a Large pay & display car park 100 yards away. Parking is also available at Dolgoch and Abergynolwyn stations, located on the B4405 Bryncrug to Talyllyn road.

Prices and opening

£22 Adult Explorer
£11 Child Explorer
£80 Private Compartment (seats up to 6)
£100 Private First Class Compartment (seats up to 6)
£150 Private Saloon (seats up to 12)
£1 Carbon offset your journey (see Extras to add)