Affordable Entertainment for All Ages and Interests Whatever the Weather!

We provide a short train ride in historic narrow-gauge railway carriages out to and back from Pen-y-mount station, with, on the way back, a stop of around half an hour to explore ‘The Engine Sheds’, our extensive all weather, interactive railway heritage centre, and, subject to volunteer staff availability, opportunities to ride on our miniature railway.

The train departs from Porthmadog (WHHR) Station, just across the road from Porthmadog’s main line (Cambrian Coast) railway station, and gets back in about an hour. Before and after the trip you can also visit our shop, which is well stocked with gifts, toys, railway models and books, and the Russell Café, which serves home cooked food, coffees and drinks. A car park is available free of charge to visitors, although it can get full at busy times.

Everything has been specially prepared to meet COVID-19 hygiene and social distancing requirements. The train is hauled by a steam locomotive when enough volunteer staff are available, otherwise or at quieter times by a diesel locomotive.

Train services are suspended during the winter months whilst we prepare to recommence in time for Easter 2022. We will be announcing timetables as soon as we can. Please keep an eye on these pages and our Facebook pages for the latest details.

Meanwhile our shop staff continue to welcome orders by email or by post. Details of some of the items on offer are shown on our Facebook pages. Enquiries are welcome, please leave a message on 01766 513402 or email The shop itself may also be open from time to time, for example holiday periods and occasional Saturdays, please check in advance before making a special journey.

The Russell Café staff are taking a break during January and February. Please keep an eye on Facebook pages for updates.

As always, the health and safety of all is our primary concern. We continue to wish everyone well and look forward to your continued support.

The Welsh Highland Heritage Railway Porthmadog.
Operated by Welsh Highland Railway Ltd. A volunteer run charity.
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