Rail Sights and Sounds (1:47) This short documentary is about the sights and soundscape of the Fairbourne railway near Barmouth. The railways is a 12 ¹⁄4 in gauge miniature running for 2 miles from the village of Fairbourne on the Mid-Wales coast, alongside the beach to the end of a peninsula at Barmouth. It was opened in 1895. Originally built to carry building materials, the railway has carried vacationers for over a hundred years. Click2Read more. Source: BBC.