Today the line runs from Llanuwchllyn, to the outskirts of Bala 4½ miles away. The smaller scale of the railway's operation, of the old buildings and locomotives means the railway has all the charm of the old fashioned narrow gauge railway.
When you visit , have a chat with the staff and volunteeres and you might be able to visit the signal box and loco shed/workshop. There are going to be even more wonderful engines at Bala soon.
' It's always great to meet you at Alice Gala Events, teling stories, cartooning and signing books.. and I hope you like my ever changing cartoon model railway ! ' Pauline
Chuffer Nutter Fact
Listen out for the clickety clacks on the track as you go over each fishplate
Fun driving Alice with help and advice from Birley, owner of Alice and Winifred, who supplied the information for the first 3 story books.
The home of Alice and Winifred
Come to the next Alice day on 1st August 2020 for arty fun and book stuff too.
Engines at Bala
Great to have advice and help from David Shepherd too, and all his funny stories.
Winifred Goes to America No.2
& Winifred Comes Home No.3
This engine is older than Alice and she really did travel across to America on the Manchester Progress. There's a photo of the 3 men unloading her at the dock which I used as reference and she really was lot no. 1 in the auction.
And of course she was brought back with Ogwen and Glyder, by Graham Morris (owner of Peter Pan ) and Birley in the sequel which is all documented in a video too.
Graham Morris and Birley who feature in Winifred Comes Home.