Bala Lake Railway
|Bala Lake Railway|
|Gauge||2 ft (610 mm)|
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.