Alice the little Welsh engine

 Croeso, welcome to the award winning Bala Lake Railway 
"Home of Alice the Little Welsh Engine"   

Useful Links

The Bala Lake Railway Trust

  • The Bala Lake Railway Trust - The Bala Lake Railway Trust was formed to promote the restoration, maintenance and exhibition of operational steam locomotives, rolling stock and other railway artefacts, directly associated with the slate industry of North Wales.

    The Trust is committed to assisting the Bala Lake Railway to consistently operate and effectively demonstrate the largest collection of original Quarry Hunslet steam locomotives and actively communicate the pivotal role they played in the success of the slate industry of North Wales.


Other Narrow Gauge Railways to visit

Most of the above railways are members of 'The Great Little Trains of Wales' who offer a discount card which entitles the holder to 20% off one adult full round trip fare on normal timetabled trains on participating Railways 

For Enthusiasts

  • Narrowo Gauge Railway SocietyHeritage Railway Association - The Heritage Railway Association represents the majority of heritage and tourist railways, tramways and railway preservation groups within both the U.K and Ireland
  • Maid Marian Locomotive Fund - The Maid Marian Locomotive Fund was formed in 1965 by a small group of enthusiasts to preserve a working locomotive from the Dinorwic Slate Quarry
  • Narrow Gauge Railway Society - Formed in 1951, what was envisaged as being a small correspondence group of specialist enthusiasts has grown to a large international society with a truly international outlook