Bala Lake Railway

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Bala Lake Railway
Place Wales
Terminus Llanuwchllyn
Commercial Operations
Preserved Operations
Operated by
Length 4.5 miles
Gauge 2 ft (610 mm)
Commercial History
Closed 1965
Preservation History

The Bala Lake Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid) is a preserved railway at Bala Lake, north Wales which runs for a distance of 4½ miles using 2 ft (610 mm) gauge rolling stock.

It was built on a section of the former Ruabon - Barmouth GWR route which was closed in 1965. This section runs along the south-eastern shore of Bala Lake. Another section of the former trackbed is today used by the Llangollen Railway.

The railway runs from Llanuwchllyn, where the main railway buildings, workshops and offices are located, to Bala. The station at Bala is outside the town, and there have been various plans to extend the railway into Bala itself, but none has been realised.

Steam locomotives on the line include Maid Marian, Holy War and Alice, all built by the Hunslet company. The railway also has a passenger diesel engine, Merioneth.

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Flag of Wales 2.svg Heritage railways in Wales

Amman Valley Railway - Bala Lake Railway - Brecon Mountain Railway - Bridgend Valleys Railway - Corris Railway Society
Fairbourne Railway - Ffestiniog Railway - Gwili Railway - Llanberis Lake Railway - Llangollen Railway - Narrow Gauge Railway Museum
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway - Rhyl Miniature Railway - Snowdon Mountain Railway - Swansea Vale Railway - Talyllyn Railway
Vale of Glamorgan Railway - Vale of Rheidol Railway - Welsh Highland Railway - Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway
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