Nothing transports you back in time like a ride on a steam train, view our gallery of images of the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway, the oldest of its kind…
With almost 200 years of history, the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway is the world’s oldest narrow gauge railway and takes you on a 13½-mile journey through beautiful Welsh countryside, from the harbour in Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
The railway still operates three of its original steam locomotives, which are over 150 years old and equipped with their original carriages, giving a perfect glimpse into the golden age of rail travel.
Take a ride on one of the historic trains – voted north Wales’s top attraction in the 2013 National Tourism Awards – as they climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains, either clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it; a splendid way to take in the awesome sights of Snowdonia.
For ticketing info go to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway site.
View more images of the historic railway line and trains below.
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