The Fairbourne Railway thrives as a busy seaside railway. It relies greatly on a volunteer workforce to enable it to operate in its current form.You can be a part of this by becoming an active volunteer, driving, guarding, in the workshop, trackwork/permanent way, building maintenance, model railway and Booking/ Office/Gift Shop. You do not need specific skills as training will be given in your chosen area. Minimum age for active volunteers is 16 (14 with direct supervision from a adult)
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The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over 100 years. It started as a two foot gauge horse-drawn tramway which was then converted to a 15 inch gauge railway in 1916. The line in 1986 was completely re built to a 12.25 inch gauge.
The Railway is now closed for winter and will re-open 19th. February 2022 .
We would like to thank everyone who supported the Railway by traveling in 2021 and we look forward to seeing you again next year.