The TWAO Campaign

To enable us to run trains along the whole length of our line and develop the TVLR into a historic, working attraction, a TWAO (Transport and Works Act Order) is required. 

We need to raise £100,000 for the whole process. For Stage 1 we need to raise £40,000 for the Parliamentary Solicitor and Process Fees ( £25,000 of which will allow our Solicitor to start the process).

These pages are dedicated to the fundraising that we'll need to do reach our goal.

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About the Project

The Tanat Valley Light Railway is two miles of original railway track at the very end of the Potteries, Shrewsbury and North Wales Railway (nicknamed the Potts Line), running from the Visitor Centre to join the Tanat Valley Railway at Llanddu. The first Potts line opened on 13 August 1866 from Shrewsbury and while the branch to Criggion was opened in 1871, a second branch was added between Llanymynech and Nant Mawr the following year. This branch, which crossed the Cambrian Railway’s tracks at Llanymynech, allowed the Potts Line to take on extra freight – limestone from Nant Mawr.

We have five historic attractions in one place on our site. In addition to the running line, we have what are claimed to be the tallest lime kilns in England, a unique industrial monorail collection, carriages from the closed Coventry Electric Railway Museum and an award-winning environmentally significant open area.

Our plans to develop our location as a major tourist destination include applying for a Transport and Works Act Order to allow the running of the full length of our line to Llanddu.


Our fundraising target is £100,000 split into two stages. Stage 1 is to finance the TWAO application. Stage 2 is to develop the infrastructure at Llanddu and to restore the top section of the line.