2017 Gala 3rd & 4th of June

Class Iris

Iris that will visit Llangollen for the weekend of the railcar Gala on June 3rd/4th.

Timetable Released & Photo Charter Booking

The Public timetable for the 2017 gala can be downloaded here.PDF Icon

The graphical version of the timetable for the Saturday of 2017 gala can be downloaded here.PDF Icon

The graphical version of the timetable for the Sunday of 2017 gala can be downloaded here.PDF Icon

Make sure to book your tickets for our Friday night photo charter. Details here.

Dates & Visitor Announced

We are pleased to announce that the annual Railcar Gala will take place on the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of June 2016.

Derby Lightweight 79900 "Iris" will be visiting from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for the weekend. Iris visited us many years ago and we're looking forward to taking her onto new metals on the Corwen extension. A photo charter will take place on the evening of June 2nd taking Iris for a trip along the line giving people an exclusive change to take photos in locations not normally accessible.

Class Iris

Why not join us for our Friday night photo charter and capture images like this from areas not normally accesible to the public?

Our usual BBQ will take place on the Saturday evening, open to anyone who can attend. The location will be announced in the next few days.

Tickets for the event will be available on the day but can also be purchased in advance and at a discount by going to http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/events/ More details can be found by visiting www.llangollenrailcars.co.uk or www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

Our galas have become a major event in the annual DMU calendar, featuring a wide range of units over the years, to whet your appetite have a look at these photos from the past few years.

Class 122

55006 arrived at Llangollen a few days before the 2015 gala and is pictured undertaking a short test run on the back road between Pentrefelin TMD and the MPD at Llangollen. Photo By Karl Latham

Class 101

50160 & 50164 gained the name "Daisy" during mainline use, and was one of the last Class 101 units to be used in North Wales. It carried passengers for the first time in several years when it visited Llangollen for the 2014 gala .Photo By Mike Martin

Class 122

2013 was a unique year where we had two guest units for the event, the first of which was 55005 visting from the Battlefield line, the first time it had been away from there since preservation in 1992. It is pictured being delivered to Llangollen. Photo By Karl Latham

Class 121

The second visiting unit was ex Arriva Trains Wales Bubble 121032 shortly after being withdrawn from mainline service. The last bubble used to carry passengers on the mainline in Wales. It would carry its last passengers in Wales during its visit to Llangollen before eventually being preserved at the Wensleydale Railway. It is seen here being used to haul 55005 to Pentrefelin TMD. Photo By Karl Latham

Class 141

After spending time on loan to the Weardale railway our own Class 141 became the star attraction at our 2012 gala. It stopped off at Llangollen on its way back to our second base at the Midland Railway Butterly. Photo By Unknown


2011 saw experimental railbus RB004 visit Llangollen on its way from the Telford Steam Railway to the Midland Railway Butterley. Photo By Unknown