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Steam visitor for 2017!

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on January 6, 2017 at 2:20 PM

We are pleased to announce that we have another steam visitor for 2017. 'Fernilee visited us at our June event last year, and her loco owner John has kindly agreed for her to come back and operate on the PQR. 'Fernilee' will come to us in early May and it is hoped that she will stay for the duration of the year. With this loco we will now be running more steam services from May onwards. 'Gwynedd' will then be joining 'Fernilee' on the line in August.

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Looking forward to 2017

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on December 23, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Dear all,

It has been an exciting year at the PQR in 2016, we have taken delivery of 2 covered carriages. We now have an additional diesel locomotive and a steam locomotive. We have altered our track arrangement and platform location. We have also expanded our workshop facilities, and our volunteer base has grown over the year along with our support group members. To say it has been a good year is an understatement, ...

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Project News

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on December 1, 2016 at 12:25 AM


We have been working hard over the summer, running more trains than ever before, and progressing with our extension plans.

As you know we raised £9000 in donations and pledges towards track for our extension towards the quarry. We have a meeting with the quarry around Christmas so hopefully we will have more news on the land soon.

We are expecting our first lorry load of rail from our source within the m...

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Jubilee has arrived!

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on November 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM

We are pleased to announce that Jubilee has arrived. We had a very good attendance over the weekend, with 7 new volunteers coming to work on Jubilee and the railway. If you would like to help at a small growing railway then navigate to the prs page for more information.

PQR's home locomotive fleet

Press Release 'Jubilee'

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on October 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM

‘Jubilee 1897’ Press release

Copyright Barry Fitzpatrick

‘Jubilee 1897’ will be removed from the museum in early November to start her journey home back to Penrhyn! An agreement is being made between the NGRM and PQR for the restoration of Jubilee to full working order. It is anticipated that Jubilee will work...

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May update

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on May 27, 2016 at 8:55 AM


Since April there have been a few developments. The rail from nearby will provide 120ft of track which gets us underneath the bridge. We have located more 50lb flat bottom rail and points in England which we are currently in negotiation with. We are looking to have the site cleared by September but there probably won’t be any track down.

In other news we have acquired another locomotive of loan to the railway. It is a motor rail S...

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April update

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on May 2, 2016 at 4:10 PM

April has been a very busy month for us as everything seems to happening at once...

With the donations of over £9,000 towards our under the bridge appeal, we started to look around at rail sources as the east riggs deal fell through. We have located a 50lb rail stack fairly local which the team will be visiting tomorrow (3/5/16). We have also located some more 50lb rail from mid Wales which we are in consultancy over at the moment. We have also ...

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First running day of 2016

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on March 18, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Iorwerth will be visiting us again for our first running day of 2016. It is a great chance to come and see the railway and it's team. It is also a good opertunity to come and see and ask about phase 2 for yourself.

All proceeds from the day are donated to the phase 2 extension

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Stanhope to return to Penrhyn

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on March 18, 2016 at 9:55 AM


The Moseley Railway Trust’s flagship engine Kerr Stuart 0-4-2ST ‘Stanhope’ will join Hunslet “Port” Class ‘Winifred’ at the Penrhyn Quarry Railway this coming September in an event that will celebrate 140 years since the relaying of the PQR enabling the use of steam locomotives on the line. This will be the fir...

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Early March update

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on March 14, 2016 at 12:35 AM

PQR Engineering LTD are currently making good progress on the Early Lord Penrhyn Saloon coach, It is hoped to be in service later this year. They have also completed restoration work on our two gates from the Northern end of the line.


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