Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway

Gauge: 2ft 3ins (685mm)

 

Collection Objects

Number Railway Object Type Description Image
TYWRM:PH001 Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway model 1:36 scale model of Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway steam locomotive "Victoria" file PH001.jpg
TYWRM:PH002 Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway model 1:36 scale model of Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway steam locomotive "Talybont" file PH002.jpg
TYWRM:PH003 Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway model 1:36 scale model of Plynlimon & Hafan Tramway bogie coach file PH003.jpg
TYWRM:PH004 Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway model 1:36 scale cased diorama file PH004.jpg
TYWRM:PH005 Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway rail Length of bridge rail from the Hafan Quarry extension on the Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway. file PH005.jpg

The Plynlimon and Hafan Tramway was also known as The Hafan and Talybont Railway. It ran from Llanfihangel (later renamed Llandre) station on the Cambrian Railways (between Aberystwyth and Borth) via the village of Talybont and the valley of the Afon Leri into the foothills of Plynlimon Fawr. It was built to serve the lead mines at Bwlch Glas and stone quarries around Hafan and opened in 1897, closing just three years later. The line was a little over seven miles long and despite running a short-lived passenger service, it served no communities of more than 100 people.