The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire
There were two types of carriage on our train of which this is one. There were two like this but one had a wooden partition dividing the length into two unlike this carriage which was completely open along its length.
The seats, as you can see, are wood with no upholstery or padding but they didn't seem to be uncomfortable.
There are some steep gradients on this line which wouldn't be found on a conventional railway and some sharp curves. This is one of the lesser curves but, bearing in mind that this train is only 3 carriages long, the locomotive is still visible from the rear coach.
The train travels through some wonderful countryside with the inevitable sheep but we also saw a lot of pheasant in places.
The journey can be started from either end but the Llanfair Caereinion terminus is the main one where the engine sheds and workshops are. They even have a cafe here where we had lunch albeit a simple affair of soup and bread but very tasty all the same.
You may also see other locomotives dotted about but it's not guaranteed.