Penrhyn Quarry Railway® 

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May Update

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on May 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Track Work

Our track layout has been altered as we have constructed a new platform this involved moving the existing point to a new location a little further down from the new station to create a bay platform. We will have two platforms at our new Felin Fawr station and this will allow us to have more capacity for trains during busy periods such as events. Our team of volunteers have also been very busy over the winter in relaying track in our yard outside the locomotive shed we ...

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Saturday Working Party

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on May 29, 2017 at 7:05 AM

Our team this week have been working hard in installing a point panel that will eventually lead to our new bay platform at Felin Fawr station. In the afternoon we did steam crew training on Fernilee.

Fernilee Press Release

Posted by Penrhyn Rail Ltd on May 26, 2017 at 6:15 PM

We are pleased to announce that Fernilee has now been sold. Yesterday the previous owner John Sutton came up to the railway to steam Fernilee and finalise the sale of the loco to Barry Fitzpatrick.

The railway has now come to an agreement with Mr Fitzpatrick for a long term loan of the locomotive.

Fernilee will now be operating passenger trains on the PQR starting Monday the 29th of May.

Fernilee is the first working resident steam loco at the Penrhyn Railway since 1965, ...

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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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