Quarryman’s Experience

Click Here to book your Quarryman’s Experience

Experience a unique journey folowing in the footsteps of your forefathers in beautiful Snowdonia
Adults £39.50
TRPS Members £29.50
Children (Aged 3 – 15) £15.00
The Talyllyn Railway is probably alone in being able to run its original passenger train dating from the 1860’s, and invites you to enjoy a guided tour travelling in this unique train.
Arrive at Tywyn Wharf station 1045 for 1100
You will be met by your hosts for the day in Period Costume before an introduction to the World’s First Preserved Railway.
Your Unique train made up of our Original Victorian Carriages from the 1860s will depart at 1100
Our first stop will be at the picturesque station of Rhydyronen, famous for its sign eating tree and carpet of daffodils, there will be a chance for some photographic opportunities of the train in this idyllic location.
After crossing the listed Dolgoch Viaduct, our next stop will be at Dolgoch station, immortalised in artist Terence Cuneo’s oil paintings in 1957 and 1970, where the locomotive will take on water allowing for more photographs to be taken at this peaceful station.
On arrival at Abergynolwyn station we will pause for an hour for you to visit the Quarrymans Caban for refreshments, make use of the facilities or explore the village of Abergynolwyn with its Slate History.
On our journey towards the end of the line the train will pause at the site of Ty Dwr, the original watering point for the locomotives and also at the site of the Winding House, this allowed rope hauled slate wagons to be delivered to the village of Abergynolwyn and for wagons of night soil from the village to be brought up and disposed along the line.
We reach the end of the line at Nant Gwernol, for those of you feeling adventurous explore the Cascade Trail (1 mile/1.6km) which uses part of the old inclines that rope hauled slate wagons were moved up and down from Bryn Eglwys Quarry.
We head back down the Fathew Valley to Pendre station, the home of the Talyllyn Railway’s Workshops and Locomotive Sheds, where you can enjoy a guided tour of the World’s oldest continually used loco shed in the world.
An experienced guide in Period Costume will travel on the train throughout the the journey, pointing out interesting features and answering your questions.
Make your journey extra special and book a hamper to take with you on the train for £8.50 per head*.  Your hamper will include a sandwich, salad pot, pastries, crisps and a bottle of water.  All locally sourced.  You can also add a 200ml bottle of Prosecco and a glass for a further £4.50 – celebrate your journey!
The Quarryman’s Experience departs Tywyn Wharf at 11am and arrives back at Tywyn Wharf at 3.55 p.m. where you will be served a Welsh Cream Tea in King’s Licensed Cafe and taken on a guided tour of the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum.  The full experience lasts around 5 hours.
*Please let us know if you have special dietary requirements
The Victorian carriages are unable to accommodate wheelchairs
Advance booking advised