Mixed trains back on Welshpool & Llanfair

Hudswell-Clarke 0-6-0ST Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons No. 81 heads a passenger train on Sir William McAlpine’s private standard gauge line at Fawley Hill near Henley-on-Thames, during the May 20-22 Fawley Hill vintage weekend. JOHN TITLOW

THE Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway has reintroduced mixed passenger and freight trains, a traditional feature from the line’s past.

The line’s popular vintage trains, which combine one of the railway’s original Beyer Peacock 0-6-0Ts with three superbly recreated Pickering bogie carriages and for the first time for many years heritage freight stock, will run on June 4-5 and 16 and 17, July 30-31 and August 13-14.

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