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Full Steam Ahead: Part 2

Welsh Railways Episode 2 of 4

In April 2011, Wales's newest and most ambitious railway, spanning 25 miles of a narrow gauge track through the stunning scenery of Snowdonia, was finally completed.

Supported by royalty and donations from around the world, the Welsh Highland Railway has taken 15 years and cost almost 30 million pounds to build. It wasn't an easy ride. Many locals initially objected to what they believed to be the defiling of a quiet valley in the National Park, but for the many volunteers from Wales and across the world it was a dream come true.

Release date:

30 minutes

Last on

Sat 8 Feb 2014 13:30
BBC Two Wales


Role Contributor
ProducerTom Ware
DirectorHelen Williams-Ellis