The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of 'The Great Little Trains of Wales'. The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in the British Isles. All are narrow gauge steam railways and some have a history spanning well over 100 years. All of them have in common the charm of old-time steam trains with plenty of polished paintwork and brass.
If you are visiting the Brecon Beacons area, for travel or for tourism, The Brecon Mountain Railway is one of the most interesting things to do in South Wales. A heritage railway, running through the Brecon Beacons, it is based on the Brecon and Merthyr Railway, which opened originally in 1859 and closed in 1964. The dramatic South Wales landscape and impressively restored steam locomotives make a visit to The Brecon Mountain Railway a great day out in South Wales for families and especially children.