The railways have always been important to this area - not just the main lines, but the narrow gauge ones as well - ferrying everything from slate, lead and other minerals to paying passengers and tourists. Most of these have been preserved in some way or another, and are well worth a visit to whilst you're in this part of the country.
There's also a few hidden gems, such as the recently opened Borth Station Museum - a project undertaken by a team of enthusiastic volunteers who rescued the redundant parts of Borth Railway Station to turn it into a fascinating insight into how it would have looked in the so-called 'Golden Age' of the railways.
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The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in the British Isles. All are narrow gauge steam railways and some have a history spanning well over 100 years. All of them have in common the charm of old-time steam trains with plenty of polished paintwork and brass.
Built in a time less hasty than our own, most originally served to carry Welsh slate from the quarries to the sea. However, no two are the same and they all offer a unique experience of a bygone era.The special attraction of narrow gauge railways lies in their modest size compared with the main line ones and their leisurely speed gives time to take in some of the splendid scenery. Why not take a Virtual Tour of Wales and its narrow gauge railways.