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Fairbourne Railway

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Fairbourne, Gwynedd LL38 2EX

2½ miles

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www.fairbournerailway.com

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12¼ inch

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The Fairbourne Railway has been running from Fairbourne village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary, connecting with the ferry to Barmouth for over 100 years. It started as a two foot gauge horse-drawn tramway which was then converted to a 15 inch gauge railway in 1916. The line in 1984 was completely re built to a 12¼ inch gauge.