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Become a Volunteer on The Fairbourne Railway

The Fairbourne Railway thrives as a busy seaside railway. It relies greatly on a volunteer workforce to enable it to operate in its current form.You can be a part of this by becoming an active volunteer, driving, guarding, in the workshop, trackwork/permanent way, building maintenance, model railway and Booking/ Office/Gift Shop. You do not need specific skills as training will be given in your chosen area. Minimum age for active volunteers is 16 (14 with direct supervision from a adult)

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You can help preserve the future of Fairbourne Railway and ensure the long term survival of historically important locomotives, carriages and buildings Help keep Fairbourne alive for generations to come

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The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over 100 years. It started as a two foot gauge horse-drawn tramway which was then converted to a 15 inch gauge ralway in 1916. The line in 1986 was completely re built to a 12.25 inch gauge.



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One of The Great Little Trains of Wales

Fairbourne Steam Railway Limited is the trading subsidiary of The North Wales Coast Light Railway Limited

Registered Charity Number 1127261 Registered in England and Wales