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This website lists a collection of places of interest for those of us who love steam, diesel, and electric machines. All listed by region for your convenience.
My husband and I wandered around Aberystwyth in the summer of 2018. We tracked our way to the north end of the promenade and bought tickets to travel on the old Victorian Cliff Railway. A very relaxing ride and a great view across the bay towards Aberdyfi and the Llŷn Peninsula. On a clear day you can just see Snowdon in the distance. We didn't go in to the Camera Obscura but definitely will next time.
I have attended this show many times in the past, and always enjoy it.This year I was very impressed with the way the public were invited to to join the "Steamers" on the footplate and steer the the Traction Engines across the field. The ladies and youngsters, in particular, seemed to really enjoy the driving experience. An excellent way to promote interest in "Steam Club" membership.
This is a great weekend for anyone who likes the openness of a 'market town' style event. Plenty to see and do and all done in a very relaxed but well organised manner. Usually make a longer weekend of it and enjoy a few of the valley walks that are around Abergavenny before the show starts on the Sunday.
I was up in Wrexham for a cousins wedding and stayed in Llangollen on the journey home. Decided that the old station on the river looked pretty good fun so decided to buy couple of tickets. I used to travel from South Wales up through Crewe and Chester when I was a student in the 1970s and got all those old memories flooding back when I sat in the old cabin style Pullman coaches. The smell of musty wood and cloth and the toot of the train as we dawdled to our destination. Memory overload -- and such fun. The train passed a couple of station and we got off at the last stop to overlook the aqueduct. I don't usually write reviews but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and am just waiting for another cousin to tie the knot!
My family and I took this train journey from Aber to Devil's Bridge in July 2018. The weather was amazing and the 60 min trip was an absolute pleasure to behold. It had been so hot that summer that a part of the woodland in Cwm Rheidol had been burned a few weeks earlier. The steam locomotive makes it's way through a hidden valley and gem of Welsh beauty. We were so taken with the scenery and woodland that we took another trip by car to the top of the Rheidol Valley to visit the old Iron Working Mines and picnicked by the river. My two boys are the real train enthusiasts but I also thoroughly enjoyed the ride and experience. Can't wait to go back and do it all again! Steph