Early postcard of horse tram trhat became the Fairbourne Railway

loco line up at Fairbourne circa

Classic shot of Fairbourne Railway at the Ferry

Sian at Barmouth Ferry

Sylvia with train on way back from Ferry

2ft gauge Tram & 15 inch gauge Train tickets

Typical day for a train guard

Welcome to Return to the Ferry

John Wilkins driving on his railway on the way to the ferry

When I was guarding on the trains I was always asked where the railway went to and once the answer was given the visitor would normally say "Return to the ferry, please".

This site is dedicated to the 15 inch gauge Fairbourne Railway (that existed from 1916 until 1985), to its creators, its staff. its volunteers and its visitors.

Mostly, this site reflects the "Wilkins era" and is a fitting testimonial to John Charles Wilkins, usually called Mr Wilkins or "the gaffer", a man of vision who took a run down, war-torn line and turned it into the biggest tourist attraction in Fairbourne.

This site tries to do justice to that vision and the friendly little line that was created and ran from the village to the sand dunes and connected with the ferry to Barmouth.

I hope you like my site and will bookmark "Return to the Ferry", as more photos will be added over time.

If you have a photo collection reflecting any period in the lines 15 inch gauge history and would like them shown here, please use the form in the Contact section and let me know.