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Brecon Mountain Railway

The Brecon Mountain Railway in South Wales takes its passengers on a scenic 10-mile round trip through the south side of the dramatic Brecon Beacons mountain range, from Pant to Torpantau. Hauled by a vintage steam locomotive, the heritage train winds through the pretty Welsh countryside and alongside the vast expanse of water at Taf Fechan Reservoir, with all-weather observation carriages meaning passengers can soak up the passing scenery with ease.

The train climbs up a steep gradient all the way to the original summit, Torpantau, nestled high in the Brecon Beacons, before its return journey. A stop is made at Pontsticill Station, where passengers can alight to take a walk amidst the scenic surroundings of the reservoir, or grab a drink or bite to eat in the cafe.

The Brecon Mountain Railway runs along part of the abandoned Brecon and Merthyr Railway, which was originally built in 1859 and ran until the 1960s. The locomotives used on the line have been collected from all around the world, and include No.1 'Santa Teresa', which was built in the USA in 1897, and Arn Jung 'Graf Scherin - Lowitz', a German locomotive that dates back to 1908. Each promise a nostalgic and wonderfully scenic journey through the dramatic scenery of Wales' Brecon Beacons.

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South Wales by Steam
Mark Wakem
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“An interesting holiday with lots to see, and the tour company and particularly Christine our tour manager did a wonderful job of making it go smoothly despite circumstances necessitating changes here and there. The hotel base was well located, excellent food and very helpful staff (our room could have been bigger and nowhere to unpack to, but others didn't have that problem). A programme of varied excursions (perhaps "with" steam a better title than "by" steam - but sufficient for us!), and the free day varied the pace for us. A well-rounded holiday with, we are sure, something for everybody. Thank you.
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