We visited the Gwili steam railway during a 1940s themed weekend. I wasn’t expecting much from the day out, but was pleasantly surprised!
Many volunteers attended the day in period costume and even some of the passenger had turned up in period dress, which really added to the feel of the day.
The train journey, whilst not long, was enjoyable. It was nice to sit in the old style compartmental cartridges. On the return stop a refreshment stand and some 1940s themed stalls had been setup along with a couple of exhibitions depicting life during the war.
For those with the Engineering Bug, there was plenty of fire boxes and boiler internals to stick your head in and cure your cravings.
I was very impressed with what the Gwili steam rail way had achieved bearing in mind that most of the people working there are volunteers. All of the volunteers I spoke to were very enthusiastic, courteous, professional and passionate about what they were doing.
I was pleased to hear the railway is extending shortly to incorporate a stop in Carmarthen.
Well done to all, keep up the good work!
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