The Fairbourne and Barmouth Railway extends two and a half miles between Fairbourne Village and Penrhyn Point where it connects with a ferry which takes passengers across the Afon Mawddach to Barmouth. Four Steam Engines operate passenger services along the 12¼ inch Gauge track. Along the track at Golf Halt is the station with the longest name in the World as entered in the Guinness Book of Records.
The full round trip takes an hour, and trains are usually steam hauled. The Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway track was laid in 1895 by Mr Arthur McDougall, of flour fame, to transport building materials for the construction of Fairbourne Village.
A description of over 100 years in the life of the Fairbourne Railway in words and photographs. Nameplate rubbing for all ages - materials available to purchase in the Ticket Office. Updated displays and Bob Morris' preliminary scale model railway. Entry Free.
Hot and cold refreshments are available in the Station Tea Room which is located alongside the Museum and Nature Centre at Fairbourne Station.
The Pullman Pavilion, located at the end of the Railway offers drinks, snacks, light lunches, cream teas and ices. Beautiful views from the Restaurant across the Afon Mawddach Estuary. This estuary has been designated one of the most beautiful estuaries in the World.
A ferry meets the train at the point at Fairbourne. It is a short ride across to the Harbour at the seaside resort of Barmouth. The ferry connects with trains between Easter and September. Please check for ferry availability on arrival as the service can be affected by adverse weather.
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