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Narrow gauge steam in Wales

31 October - 9 November 2020 

Narrow gauge steam in Wales

Narrow gauge steam in Wales

Already in 2016 and 2017, we have undertaken narrow-gauge tours to Wales, when the railways had stopped or thinned out their tourist traffic. That was the perfect time for the Tanago photo trains, because the weather had played along on every tour, as you can see in our pictures.

This time we visit the following railways: Fairbourne-Railways, Bala Lake Railways, Llanuwchllyn, on two days the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Aberystwyth, on two days the Welsh Highland Railways and on three days the Ffestiniog Railways.  

You can choose whether you only want to take part in the photo trains, or whether you want us to arrange your flight, hotel and all necessary transfers - just tick your wishes on the booking form. This is how easy and uncomplicated Tanago is. 

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No. of participants min. 22 - max. 40
Duration 10 days
Meals none
Price from 1.890 €
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The tour program:

Friday, october 30, 2020
Meeting of all participants at Manchester airport and transfer in the Tanago tour bus to the centrally located tour hotel, which we maintain throughout the tour.

Saturday, 31 october 2020 
We'll be out on the Fairbourne Railway all day.

Sunday, november 1, 2020  
Bala-Lake-Railways, Llanuwchllyn 
Two quarry Hunslet locomotives under steam - George B & Winifred, 
Slate car and authentic quarry train 

Monday, 2 november 2020  
Vale of Rheidol Railways, Aberystwyth 
Original locomotive, either no. 7 or no. 8 with authentic GWR mixed train 

Tuesday, 3 november 2020  
Welsh Highland Railways 
Garratt NG16's No. 87 & 130 and another locomotive with SA freight trains, no tourist traffic on these days, we are alone with our photo trains on the track.

Wednesday, 4th and thursday, 5th november 2020 
Welsh Highland Railways 
Baldwin locomotive 608 & WP in maroon & green 
From the station Porthmadog Harbour we work our way from top to bottom. From Dinas, we have another locomotive with a mixed freight train of the SAR. The fourth locomotive will cover an absolutely authentic oldtimer train on two days.

Friday, november 6, 2020  
Ffestiniog Railways
Today we offer 3 double fairlie locomotives at once:  James Spooner with the legendary slate train, 
David Lloyd George with the FR train and "Merddin Emrys" with a freight train.  

Saturday, 7 november 2020   
Ffestiniog Railways
Also today a top class program is planned again: Double Fairlie "James Spooner" with the FR train,  
"Prince" & "Palmerston" (Sattle Tank Locomotives) with a loaded slate train and the "Welsh Pony" with a freight train.

Sunday, 8 november 2020  
Ffestiniog Railways
Double Fairlie "James Spooner" takes as many slate wagons with it as are in operation at the time.  With it we drive 2 rounds from Ddaullt to the Boston Lodge.  With locomotive "Linda" we cover the green and cream-coloured passenger cars of the 1960s. Since today is a public holiday and a church service is held in T-Y-B, we are driving a slate train today in the early morning and early afternoon. Locomotive "Linda" will run on the upper half of the line, while the service will take place in T-Y-B. 

Monday, november 9, 2020  
Vale of Rheidol Railways, Aberystwyth  
Garratt NG13 No.60 covers the SAR freight train. The Vale of Rheidol Railway has three to four SAR freight cars plus ballast wagons, with the participants in diesel railcars driving in front between the photo points. 

Tuesday, november 10, 2020 
After breakfast we will take the Tanago tour bus back to Manchester airport.

End of the tour.

Travel prices:

  • Participation only in the photo event, per person 1.890 Euro
  • Overnight stay in the Tanago Tourhotel in 1/2 double room per person 60 Euro
  • Overnight stay in Tanago Tourhotel in single room per person 90 Euro
  • Transfer in Tanago Tour Bus from/to Manchester Airport per person 220 Euro

Our services (depending on the package booked):

  • Charter steam train(s) on the Fairbourne Railways;
  • Charter steam train(s) on the Bala-Lake-Railways,
  • Charter steam train(s) on the Rheidol Railways,
  • Charter steam train(s) on the Welsh Highland Railways;
  • Charter steam train(s) on the Ffestiniog Railways:
  • All necessary transfers, accommodation in tourist class hotels (if booked);
  • Tour bus (if booked);
  • All entrance fees;
  • Experienced Tanago tour guide (German + English speaking) plus local tour guide.

Tips, personal expenses, travel to and from the UK are not included in the tour price.