Heritage Railways and Easter Bunnies in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales
Published: Sunday 16th Mar 2014
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Look out for the Easter bunnies on the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway; steam-hauled trains will be operating from Good Friday to Easter Monday. The Railway is south-west of Abergavenny on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in the heart of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site and the Bit Pit National Mining Museum.
From Good Friday to the Bank Holiday Monday, Easter Bunny trains will be leaving Barry Island Train Station on the Barry Tourist Railway - with a free chocolate bunny for each child!
The Gwili Railway near Carmarthen will be operating four daily steam-hauled trains from their Bronwydd Arms station from Saturday 12 to Saturday 26 April; two Sunday lunch dining trains will run on the 27th. The Railway is extending the line for two miles to a brand new station on the northern outskirts of Carmarthen at Abergwili Junction; this should be open later this year.
The Pontypool & Blaenavon, Barry and Gwili Railways are all standard gauge but the Brecon Mountain Railway is narrow gauge and uses steam locomotives built in Germany and the USA. It will be open every day from Saturday 12 to Sunday 27 April with four daily trains departing from the Railway’s main station at Pant which is near Merthyr Tydfil. Click on Heritage Railways for more details of all the above lines.