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Vale of Rheidol Railway

Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire


Prince of Wales at Aberystwyth Station on the Vale of Rheidol Railway 
Leaving Aberystwyth station

This railway runs for 11 miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge using the 2ft (1ft 11 1/2 inches) gauge. Over this line there is a height difference of 600ft. It is one of the Great Little Trains of Wales.

It was built to move produce from the lead mines and timber for pit props.

The original stations were at Aberystwyth, Llanbadarn, Capel Bangor, Nantyronen and Devil's Bridge.

Over recent years a lot of work has been done on this railway, and in particular in opening up views, in places this train runs around ledges on hillsides and at other points goes through attractive scenery.

The locomotives and carriages currently in use were built for the line by the Great Western Railway between 1923 and 1938. These were built in Swindon and the same width as main line engines and carriages.

At Devil's bridge, there are walks to Mynach Falls, Devil's Punchbowl and Jacob's Ladder.

Further information Grid



Vale of Rheidol Railway

Ceremonial County: Cardiganshire

Grid Reference:

SN 585816

Map Link:



Aerial photo:  


11.75 miles of 2' track

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Other useful websites:

Great little trains of Wales

Railways in Wales

Wiki   Wiki Images  

Narrow gauge pleasure  

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Other Relevant pages: Great little trains of Wales article



Date Updated: 06/2008


Planning Grid


Vale of Rheidol Railway, Cardiganshire

Grid Reference:

SN 585816

Getting there:

Next to the national network station at Aberystwyth.




Ample car parking is available in the railways own car park off Park Avenue.
Long- and short-stay parking in the vicinity of the station



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Vale of Rheidol Railway, Park Avenue, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire


SY23 1PG


01970 625819

Opening times:

See website for dates and times


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Single Fares  - Adults 10.00; Senior Citizens 9.00; Children (first two per adult) 3.00; Additional children 5.00; Dogs 1.00.
Return Fares  - Adults 13.50; Senior Citizens 12.00; Children (first two per adult) 3.00; Additional children 6.75. Dogs 2.00.
First Class travel is available on payment of a 2.00 supplement in each direction.

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Date Updated: 06/2008

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