Brecon Mountain Railway
The Brecon Mountain Railway is a 2' gauge line of 3.5 miles length running through part of the spectacular Brecon Beacons National Park, although perhaps not as rugged as the mountains of Snowdonia this area is rightly known for its natural beauty.
Located 3 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil this narrow gauge railway is signposted on the A470 and A 465 roads.
There is a large free car and coach park which was built on the former branch line into Dowlais also on site is a restaurant ,gift shop and play area.
The main station at Pant was built between 1982 and 1996 and is ideally situated being on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The line passes by the Fechan reservoir with the magnificent aspect of the three peaks coming into view.
On the approach to Pontsticill station the reservoir dam is to be seen, the journey ends at the north end of the reservoir with the locomotive being detached and being attached to the opposite end of the train for the return trip.
It is possible here for passengers to break their journey and to return on a later train to Pant , giving time for those who wish to explore.
Further information can be obtained by telephoning 01685 722988 who will advise on special events one of which is the celebration of birthdays. See - website.
Brecon Mountain Railway, Station House, Pontsicill, Pontsticill, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly, CF48 2UP