Penrhyn Quarry Railway® 

  Since 1801

24th July 2012

The PQR's first ever open day saw the return of PQR hunslet 'George Sholto'.
This event marked the 50th year the line from Felin Fawr to Porth Penrhyn had been closed.


This open day rewarded the hard work of the local lads who restored Felin Fawr to its former glory including the section of PQR to st Anns hill.



Gwyl Afon Ogwen (Ogwen River Festival) 6th October 2012

For the local river festival the line was opened which gave an additional chance to ride the newly restored line.


Iorwerth visits the PQR

Iorwerth is a new build vertical boilered loco, built by Adam Barber. Iorwerth is named after ex Penrhyn Quarry employee Iorwerth, who donated the boiler to Adam to build his loco.

 Iorwerth stayed at the railway for three months. During its stay the line had 3 running days.

PRS's first open day on the railway October 5th 2013

The PRS held its first supporters day a month after its launch.

The day included tours around the loco shed, slate splitting demonstrations, 26 on coach 'R' and our very first shop selling slate and railway products.


Santa special December 14th 2013


The PQR held its first Santa trains. The team worked hard over two days to realign and ballast the northern end of the railway for the event. The platform was also modified to allow better access to coach 'R'. Coach 'R' and 26 were covered in lights and tinsel to add to the experience.


The inside of the loco shed was transformed into a winter wonderland which included Santa's grotto.


The proceeds of the day were all donated to ty gobaith charity.

Penrhyn Railway Supporters day, October 4th 2014

The PQR once again held its supporters day, marking one year since the beginning of the PRS.


For the event a Hibbard loco visited the railway. The foundry building was opened up for the event, where teas and coffees were served along with PQR posters for sale. A display was also put together which included the PRS's first project, artifacts from the PQR and display boards giving information on the history and future of the line. A walk along the proposed route for phase 2 was also undertaken.


A wide variety  of trains were ran during the day alternating between 26 and the Hibbard.