Conwy Valley Railway Museum

The Conwy Valley Railway Museum is located at Betws-y-Coed railway station, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales, on the site of the old railway goods yard.

Museum

The museum was founded in the early 1970s by Alan Pratt, starting with a former standard gauge railway carriage which today acts as a licensed Buffet & Restaurant car. The current museum was built later, and contains various railway artefacts, including a 15 in (381 mm) gauge quarter scale (1:4) replica of a Britannia class locomotive.

Miniature Railway

Other attractions include a 7 1⁄4 in (184 mm) gauge miniature steam railway which runs for 1-mile (1.6 km) on the site.

Tramway

There is also a one-third full-size (1:3) electric tramcar which runs for a 0.5-mile (805 m) on the site, on track of 15 in (381 mm) gauge. This is the only electric railway of any gauge in Wales.

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