HRA Award for Outstanding Visitor Attraction

On 9th February 2020 the Heritage Railways Association held its annual awards dinner in Birmingham. This is heritage railways night of the Oscars. Out of the 160 heritage railways in the UK the Bala Lake Railway won the award for being the most outstanding visitor attraction with the opening of…

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Nesta – Hunslet No. 704

Hunslet 704 Nesta of 1899 has been loaned to us for display by Rob Gambril. She was unloaded and eased into position on 17th October 2019 and is now on public display. Nesta was rescued from a Swamp in Puerto Rico a few years ago and has been in store…

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Facebook Page

In addition to this website, we now have a Heritage Centre Facebook page where you will find updates on our waggon restoration work as and when it happens, see: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2105983689500135/

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Heritage Centre Opening

The Heritage centre is now open, after a ceremony performed by the Bala lake Railway chairman, Dr David Gwyn a noted expert on the Welsh Slate industry. Below are some pictures and a short video from the opening morning.

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Heritage Centre Grant

We have been awarded a Grant by the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a new carriage shed and heritage centre at Llanuwchllyn. Watch the video update on YouTube for more on this exciting development.

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