Rural holiday self catering accommodation in Betws-y-Coed

The Conwy Valley Railway Museum was originally formed by Alan Pratt in the early 70s with a small exhibition in one of the standard gauge bogie coaches. And the facility of a MK1 coach as a small Café providing tea, coffee and biscuits. The carriages being left on a section of one of the sidings in the old goods yard of Betws y Coed station.

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A museum building was added followed by the installation of a 71/4 inch gauge railway in the shape of a dogs bone loop.

In 1985 the company was acquired by Colin Cartwright and in due course the line was more than doubled in length, a large model shop was also added to the museum complex.

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A BO-BO petrol Hydraulic Diesel loco was also acquired partly built and this was completed in our own comprehensive workshop.

Over the last 12 months a considerable amount of new rail of both steel and aluminium has been laid, all rails on the north and south curve’s being replaced and rolled, with the last section of the original point rodding rails replaced by 4 Lb/yd steel rail in June also with re-ballasting through out we now have a line that gives an excellent ride. Two new sidings are in place at the station

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