Rhiw Valley Light Railway
Become a Sleeping Partner
Driver Experience Days
The Rhiw Project
Tales From the Footplate

Welcome to the Rhiw Valley Light Railway

Welcome to the brand new web site of “The Rhiw Valley Light Railway”. Situated, not surprisingly, in the Rhiw Valley on the B4390 between the villages of Berriew and Manafon.

Founded in 1970 by Jack Woodroffe the railway is currently home to 3 engines:

  • “Powys” 0-6-2 Tank Engine designed by David Curwen and built by Severn Lamb
  • “Jack” 0-4-0 Tender Engine designed by Jack Woodroffe and Neil Simkin and built by Jack Woodroffe and TMA Engineering
  • “Monty” 0-4-0 Diesel Shunting Engine outline powered by a petrol engine out of an Austin Mini.

The railway is currently being maintained and operated by a small team of volunteers and remains in the ownership of the Woodroffe family. The railway is not open to the public on a daily basis but does open for Open Days and private bookings.

The railway is built to 15” gauge and runs for approximately ¾ mile round Lower House Farm alongside the River Rhiw.

Maintaining and developing a railway of this size is a big commitment and we would welcome other like minded enthusiasts to join our very small group of volunteers to help us maintain and carry out our ambitious expansion plans.

The Railway is run on a strictly “not for profit” basis with all donations and entrance fees being spent on developing and maintaining the railways infrastructure and rolling stock

Sponsor a Sleeper campaign

“Become a Sleeping Partner”

The “Friends of the Rhiw Valley Light Railway” are delighted to announce the launch of their “Sponsor a Sleeper” campaign to help raise funds for the new lower extension to the RVLR. Full details of this exciting appeal can be found here.

Open Day Weekends 2014

You can download a flyer about the Open Days here. Please feel free to distribute and/or print as many copies as you like.

April Open Weekend

  • Sat 19th Sun 20th April 2014

May Open Weekend

  • Sat 3rd Sun 4th May 2014

June Open Weekend

  • Sat 7th Sun 8th June 2014

July Open Weekend

  • Sat 5th Sun 6th July 2014

August Open Weekends

  • Sat 2rd Sun 3th August 2014
  • Sat 30th Sun 31st August 2014

September Open Weekend

  • Sat 20th Sun 21st September 2014

Further details on all our Open Days can be found here.

RVLR 2014 Promo Video - The Line That Jack Built

RVLR OPENDAY 2014 from Mike on Vimeo.

Rhiw Valley Light Railway Newsletter

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