The famous Blue Train comes to Welshpool


The famous Blue Train, running for more than 950 miles over two days from Cape Town to Pretoria may cost around £1,000 for the most luxurious single journey option but local people around Welshpool can get a glimpse of the fabulous veld scenery of South Africa and of its trains much more cheaply and without ever leaving Wales thanks to the next speaker at the Towns popular railway club.

Simon Bowden, who is a senior volunteer driver on the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway and the organiser of the Thames Valley Area Group, will give a talk on the Railways of South Africa and Zimbabwe on Monday 15th October 2018 at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber of the Town Hall.

The meeting has been organised by the Welshpool Area Group as part of its Autumn and early Winter series of meetings.  Non members are welcome to attend as well as members.  A donation of £3 to cover expenses is requested and there will be light refreshments and raffle.

Further details are available from Steve Page (Vice Chair) on 01686 650102.



Are there any WAG members who could help for an hour or two at the Model Railway Exhibition at the Town Hall Welshpool on Saturday 27th October from 9am to 4pm. The help needed is with the W&L Sales Stand for the WLLR.  Anyone who can help should contact