THE Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr Railway will hold a very special Pacer Gala at its base at Cynheidre on Saturday 28th August featuring for one day only all three Pacer units based at the line. This will be the only opportunity to travel behind one of the units before it is converted for a static use at the railway.
The railway is uniquely home to both types of Pacer train which until recently operated the majority of services for Transport for Wales in the South Wales Valleys. Unit 142 006 is the only survivor of the earlier series of units and will be in service on the day, sharing duties with the newer class 143’s. Why not come along and relive what is now history? Pre-booking your visit is recommended and single and multi ride tickets are available to purchase from www.ticketsource.co.uk/llanellirailway
A complete Class 47 cab belonging to 47738, which was brought to the railway by Richard Benyon of ‘The Cab Yard’, a collection of 35 loco and multiple unit cabs currently based at a private site in Bridgend, will also be available for inspection. The railway is to continue to work in partnership with Richard, which will eventually see the majority of the collection relocated to the Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway.
The railway’s other rolling stock will also be available to view and there will be access to the main stock sheds and heritage centre. Light refreshments and a range of souvenirs will also be available to purchase. All advertised attractions are subject to availability on the day.
Please check the website at www.llanellirailway.co.uk or social media regularly for details of all future events at the railway.