Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway issues Christmas cards

14 October 2021
Assisting its fundraising activities to maintain and progress the railway, a new card is issued for 2021.

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway has issued a new Christmas card for 2021. Based on a painting commissioned from renowned railway artist Jonathan Clay, it shows Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T The Earl in its newly-applied GWR livery following overhaul, at a snowy Cyfronydd station. Inside, the message reads, ‘With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year’ reproduced in both English and Welsh.


Sales of the cards are an important contribution to the railway's revenue. It also has limited stocks of its 2020, 2019 and 2018 cards, also featuring paintings by Jonathan Clay. Card 2 shows visiting ZB2 locomotive Zillertal arriving at Llanfair Caereinion in the winter, Card 3 Beyer Peacock 0-6-0T The Countess taking on water at a snowy Welshpool Raven Square, and Card 4 Kerr Stuart 0-6-2T Joan, arriving at a snowy Llanfair Caereinion.


Orders can be made by post, from a new address this year: W&LLR Christmas Cards (GR), 7 Sutherland Grove, Perton, South Staffs WV6 7PA. Please make cheques to ‘W&L Sales’. For further details, and to place orders online, visit the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway website.

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I bought some of the Zillertalbahn cards during a visit in August. Excellent painting and a lovely scene. Would recommend the WLLR for a visit. Those locomotives work very hard and the view and sound of the train as it wends it's way along the valley is excellent. Having been on the Zillertalbahn a few years ago, I reckon the engines have to work harder in s valley in Wales than they do in Austria!

Posted by David Gibbons on Sat 16 Oct 09:44:43