Experience a real-life railway in operation and learn about the history of railways in Barry and beyond. The Railway is open on dates throughout the year for families, groups and rail enthusiasts, offering a fun and enjoyable trip

...AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT:


MET 1-GATEX-73118 AT BARRY TOURIST RAILWAY


August Bank Holiday 23rd - 25th

The 0-4-4 Metropolitan MET 1 Tank loco is coming to the Barry Tourist Railway this week and we plan to use it on our passenger scheduled services this coming weekend on Sunday (24th) and Monday (25th) between Barry Island and Woodham Halt. Vintage Diesel Railcar set, IRIS II will operate our services on Saturday (23rd). Trains depart Barry Island at 11:45, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30hrs for a 45 minute round trip including a guided shed tour of our Barry Main depot.


August 30th & 31st - Barry Wartime Weekend

More interestingly, for our BARRY AT WAR weekend on Sat 30th & Sun 31st August, we plan to top and tail our GATEX set with Class 73 electro diesel 73118 and 0-4-4 steam loco MET 1 ...and using the air braking system to boot! The consist will operate a continuous shuttle service between the Waterfront station & car park and Barry Island helping visitors to get to Barry Island including the BARRY AT WAR EVENT and avoid the inevitable traffic queues to get on and off the island.

The Red Arrows

...and for aviation fans, there's more reasons to visit our BARRY AT WAR event... for on the Saturday (30th) at 12:30hrs, we have booked the Red Arrows to display at Barry Island... and on the Sunday (31st) we have a 'fly past' by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Dakota (in D-Day colours) at 14:30hrs.


Our BARRY AT WAR event commemorates the centenary of the start of the First World War and the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings.


Come along and indulge yourself in this nostalgic event and pay your respects for those who sacrificed so much in war so that we in the UK can be be free people in a democracy... and so can the rest of Europe.


For more information, you can also visit the Barry at War website www.barryatwar.info/wartime-weekend and of course, our EVENTS page.


A new article has also been posted on our NEWS page.


What's On?

August Bank Holiday


August 23rd - 25th



The 0-4-4 Metropolitan MET 1 Tank loco is coming to the Barry Tourist Railway this week and we plan to use it on our passenger scheduled services this coming weekend on Sunday (24th) and Monday (25th) between Barry Island and Woodham Halt. Vintage Diesel Railcar set, IRIS II will operate our services on Saturday (23rd). Trains depart Barry Island at 11:45, 13:30, 14:30 and 15:30hrs for a 45 minute round trip including a guided shed tour of our Barry Main depot.


 

Barry at War Weekend


August 30th & 31st



Our biggest event of the year featuring many historic military vehicles. There will be a large military exhibition and the military museum based in Barry Island Station will also be open.

As Always, our trains will be running each day and our Café will be open for all.

Please see our events page for more details about this exciting weekend!


 

Bonfire Night


November 5th



Join us to travel from Barry Waterfront to Barry Island for the annual fireworks display and avoid the hassle of taking your car across the busy causeway road.

We will be running evening trains from The Waterfront Station to Barry Island for the Firework exhibition and return afterwards.