Since 2017 we have been the permanent home for the Richard Morris collection, formerly at Blaneau Ffestiniog (pictured in images 3 and 4 in the slideshow below).
Following 6 hard weeks of work moving the whole collection to our site at Nant Mawr we have been able to set up an operational circuit approx. 1/8 mile round and can now operate demonstration trips and passenger rides on open days.
The whole collection consists of the largest collection of industrial monorail equipment in the UK including over 70 engines and a large number of wagons, each of the engines carrying the name of the place where it originally operated, however the highlight of the monorail collection is undoubtedly the MONOLOCO believed to be the only true operating monorail steam engine in the world, currently undergoing intensive cleaning and checking after spending the last 8 years inside a steel container.
The Richard Morris collection, a truly eccentric collection by a truly eccentric man also includes the rail taxi, a BMW Isetta bubble car on narrow gauge railway wheels and bogie, a rail bike, vertical boiler tram, n/g Whickham inspection vehicle and numerous other railwayana artefacts.
A museum dedicated to Richard Morris, the man, the myth, the monorail. Is currently under construction in the grounded LMS guards van body that was previously in the centre of the Blaneau Ffestiniog site
At Nant Mawr we have the space to fully display the whole collection to its best, with 7 engines currently operational and more undergoing restoration the collection is a visit not to be missed.