Rhiw Valley Railway

Situated, not surprisingly, in the Rhiw Valley on the B4390 between the villages of Berriew and Manafon.

Founded in 1970 by Jack Woodroffe the railway is currently home to 3 engines:

  • “Powys” 0-6-2 Tank Engine designed by David Curwen and built by Severn Lamb
  • “Jack” 0-4-0 Tender Engine designed by Jack Woodroffe and Neil Simkin and built by Jack Woodroffe and TMA Engineering
  • “Monty” 0-4-0 Diesel Shunting Engine outline powered by a petrol engine out of an Austin Mini.

The railway is currently being maintained and operated by a small team of volunteersand remains in the ownership of the Woodroffe family. The railway is not open to the public on a daily basis but does open for Open Days and private bookings.

Les at Jack’s controls, blowing off as usual!!

The railway is built to 15” gauge and runs for approximately ¾ mile round Lower House Farm alongside the River Rhiw.

Maintaining and developing a railway of this size is a big commitment and we would welcome other like minded enthusiasts to join our very small group of volunteers to help us maintain and carry out our ambitious expansion plans.

The Railway is run on a strictly “not for profit” basis with all donations and entrance fees being spent on developing and maintaining the railways infrastructure and rolling stock


Lower House Farm, Manafon, Nr. Welshpool, Powys SY21 8BJ

Tel: 01213 523304