This annual event provides the spectacle of unusual rolling stock running in unusual combinations, with many extra trains and displays at Dinas.
September 15th - 17th - Super Power Weekend - "Welsh Highland Stars"
There will be passenger, vintage, freight and mixed trains running throughout the weekend, and many favourites from the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland fleet of locomotives will be in use for people to enjoy.
There will be the opportunity to check on the progress on NG/G16 No. 130, NG/G15 No 134, and K1.
Quarry Hunslet 'Lilla' will also be in steam offering short train rides.
Dark Skies event
The Snowdonia National Park through which the railway runs is well known for its stunning and varied landscapes which of course can be admired from the train during daylight hours, but are you aware that Wales now leads the world in the percentage of its territory enjoying protected status for its night skies?
Snowdonia National Park is now an International Dark Sky Reserve, only the tenth place in the world to gain this status, and it is our intention to celebrate this achievement at the gala with a number of special opportunities for visitors to enjoy.
There will be a talk by award-winning local dark sky photographer Kris Williams on the Friday evening at Dinas for members and event rover ticket holders.
'Dark Sky Wales' will also be at Dinas with their 'Digital Planetarium' complete with stunning visual shows designed by professional astronomers. In the planetarium guests will enjoy a tour of the heavens looking at constellations and their mythology including tales from the Mabinogion. Zoom in to the planets and explore them in detail before venturing out of the Milky Way and visit other galaxies. This amazing experience can be booked online here.
A cafe/bar will be open all day in the goods shed.