Penrhyn Quarry Railway® 

  Since 1801

Quarry Shunter Experiences

Diesel Experience
Take charge of our Ruston diesel locomotive, and step into the shoes of a 1900's quarry worker at Felin Fawr. You are tasked with shunting wagons into various sidings at Felin Fawr for their load to be sorted and finished before shunting them into a train bound for porth Penrhyn.
Later in your shift you will be tasked with taking several trains down the length of our line to determine if the modern Ruston locomotive can replace Blanche, Linda or Charles on the mainline.


Included in this experience:
  • We will provide an instructor to guide you through your shift
  • Bring up to 3 friends to share your experience and transport on your train
  • Tea and coffee
  • Use of our resident diesel locomotive and rolling stock
  • A tour of our line and workshops



Available from February 20th till October 20th on non public operating days.

Prices
1
/2 Day experience: £100

Whole day experience: £200


Steam Experience
Experience the role of a steam driver on the Penrhyn Quarry Railway in the 1900's, start the day by preparing your locomotive. Spend your day shunting wagons from the quarry to the mills so the slate can be processed. Shunt your trains together including a carriage for the visitors to the quarry.


Included in this experience:
  • We will provide an instructor to guide you through your shift
  • Bring up to 4 friends to share your experience and transport them on your train.
  • Tea and coffee
  • Use of our visiting steam locomotive 'Gwynedd' from Bressingham and our rolling stock
  • A tour of our line and workshops

    Available throughout August and September on non public operating days.


    Prices

1/2 day experience: £140

Whole day experience: £270


The Best of Both Worlds
Experience both steam ('Gwynedd') and diesel (Ruston 26) locomotives in our ultimate experience.

Start your day on our diesel locomotive shunting wagons into place and into trains where our crew on the steam locomotive will take the train down the mainline. Shunt the
recently arrived mainline train so that the steam locomotive can take its next train down to the porth.
After lunch you will step into the role of a steam driver and take charge of mainline trains and help the diesel shunt at Felin Fawr ready for your next train down the mainline. 


Experience includes:

  • The use of our locomotives and rolling stock
  • An experienced instructor guiding you through your shift.
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Bring up to 5 friends
  • A tour of our railway and workshop

    Available throughout August and September on non public operating days.

    Price

    whole day: £230



Booking

To book, check availability or inquire, contact us on email: [email protected]
or phone Ellis Mon - Fri 9-16:00 on 07761085863


Participants wishing to drive the locomotive must be aged 18 or over. Guests maybe any age.
Full terms and conditions available on application.