Rheidol No.7’s return to kick-start new season

VALE of Rheidol Railway 2-6-2T No. 7 is to make a comeback by pulling the line’s first train of the new season after a 20-year restoration.

The 1923-built locomotive (pictured), which has previously carried the name Owain Glyndwr, will return to revenue-earning service on February 16 following restoration by the line’s craftsmen and apprentices.

Trains will run on February 16-28 and March 1-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, and 30-31.

Also, phase one of the £1.2 million redevelopment work at Aberystwyth station (HR248) will be open.

This project includes the new accessible platform alongside the car park, new toilet facilities and an interim booking office.

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