The Gwili Railway is getting ready for its much-anticipated ‘Anything Goes’ Gala on Sunday 29 September. The gala will provide an opportunity for visitors young and old to enjoy an intensive and varied service between Bronwydd Arms and Llwyfan Cerrig stations, and is set to be the last major enthusiast event to take place before our Carmarthen extension is opened in spring 2014.
Star billing will go to our locomotive ‘Haulwen’, although it is anticipated that it will be joined by new-arrival ‘Welsh Guardsman’, which has been the subject of comprehensive overhaul at the Llangollen Railway. It is expected that both locomotives will be in operation, subject to availability. The gala will feature ‘double-heading’, with both locomotives working hard on the gradient between Bronwydd Arms and Llwyfan Cerrig. It is also believed to be the first such pairing of locomotives to take place on the railway.
Further attractions will include the chance to see some of the railway’s diesel fleet in action, with the steam service supplemented by our Class 117 DMU. There will also be an opportunity for visitors to drive our Class 03 shunter within the confines of Bronwydd Arms Station for a £5 surcharge (subject to availability and on a first-come, first served basis only), browse the visiting trade stands, savour the atmosphere in our popular Gwili Buffet, and ride our miniature railway at Llwyfan Cerrig.
Tickets will be available on the day at Bronwydd arms, and will cost Adults £9, Children £3.
All in all, it is set to be an enjoyable and varied day out with a heady mixture of steam and diesel, and visitors will be able to see why ‘Anything Goes’ at the Gwili on 29 September!
For tickets further information, please contact: Gwili Railway, The Railway Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT or telephone 01267 238213.
There will also be a write up and review of the event in Issue 28 of the UKHH’s e-zine which will be released on the 4th October as part of a special Autumn Gala feature, including many other heritage lines from around the country.