August Mini Gala

24th – 26th August 2019

Our entire home fleet of engines (subject to availability) will be taking part in a mini steam gala with an intensive passenger timetable and a chance to have a go yourself with our ‘Driver for a Fiver’.

We’ll also be running some freight services between Llanuwchlyn and Llangower using slate wagons from our extensive historic collection. At Llangower, we will be undertaking a special shunting manoeuvre to allow two passengers trains to pass while the freight is also at the station.

The main features of the Gala include:

  • All available locos in steam
  • Frequent passenger services
  • Demonstration freight trains
  • Some trains double-headed
  • A steam 7 ¼” gauge miniature railway at Llanuwchllyn
  • ‘Driver for a Fiver’ – Drive one of our locomotives for £5 at Llanuwchllyn
  • Two free to ride heritage double decker buses running between Bala station and the town (Click here to view the bus timetable at the bottom of this page)
  • Some of the buses continue round the lake to Llanuwchllyn
  • Others buses go on a sightseeing trip to Llyn Celyn reservoir

See our gallery pages for more pictures from previous years events.


Train Timetable

Timetable: pinkNot Mon
Llanuwchllyndep10.1011.0011.5012.401.302.203.104.005.20*
Llangowerdep10.2011.1012.0012.501.402.303.204.105.30
Balaarr10.3511.2512.151.051.552.453.354.255.45
Baladep10.5011.4012.301.202.103.003.504.355.50*
Llangowerdep11.1012.0012.501.402.303.204.104.506.05
Llanuwchllynarr11.2512.151.051.552.453.354.255.006.20
* Not Mondays

Click here to download the full Mini Gala Timetable including locomotive allocations and demonstration freight trains


Bus Timetable

2019 Mini Gala Bus Timetable