Organisers at Cambrian Heritage Railways have hailed the recent model railway exhibition as a ‘great success’ welcoming over 300 visitors to the two-day event.

The North Shropshire railway hosted the model railway exhibition in association with Ellesmere Model Railway Society in July. An assortment of model railway layouts and exhibition stands were on show at Oswestry and Weston Wharf.

Cambrian Heritage Railways General Manager, Andy Green, said: “This was our first model railway exhibition held in association with our Ellesmere Model Railway Society colleagues.

“The railway exhibition went far beyond our expectations drawing a large crowd of enthusiasts and modellers to our railway, many for the first time. There was an excellent selection of layouts, with something for everyone. “

The award-winning railway has been running steam and diesel trains along the two-mile former Cambrian/GWR line between Oswestry and Weston Wharf since it officially opened in 2021 after being abandoned for 50 years.

Cambrian Heritage Railways continues to run steam and diesel heritage trains every weekend and specific mid-week and evening journeys as well as Bank Holidays until September.

Further information about the railway can be found at:

Ellesmere Model Railway Club at the Exhibition.