Conwy Valley Railway Museum

The miniature steam railway
The buffet coach

The Conwy Valley Railway Museum is located at Betws-y-Coed railway station, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, on the site of the old railway goods yard.

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Museum

The museum was founded in the early 1970s by Alan Pratt, starting with a former standard gauge railway carriage which today acts as a licensed Buffet & Restaurant car. The current museum was built later, and contains various railway artefacts, including a 15 in (381 mm) gauge quarter scale (1:4) replica of a Britannia class locomotive.

Miniature Railway

Other attractions include a 7 14 in (184 mm) gauge miniature steam railway which runs for 1-mile (1.6 km) on the site.

Tramway

There is also a one-third full-size (1:3) electric tramcar which runs for a 0.5-mile (805 m) on the site, on track of 15 in (381 mm) gauge. This is the only electric railway of any gauge in Wales.[1]

See also

  • List of British railway museums
  • Miniature Railways

References

  1. ^ Railway Track Diagrams volumes 3 & 4, Published by Quail Track Diagrams

Coordinates: 53°05′34″N 3°48′01″W / 53.092903°N 3.800207°W / 53.092903; -3.800207


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