The new  fundraising information board

Photo George Jones

Fundraising for Phase 2, Corwen Central Station, 300 yards west of the present end of the line, is now urgent to allow the railway to open into the new station early in 2019.

Please help all you can. Cheques should be made out to Corwen Central Railway Development and sent to Paul Bailey, CCRD Treasurer at The Station, Abbey Road, Llangollen LL20 8SN

Please Gift Aid any donations, it makes a huge difference to us.

Other fundraising initiatives are also available for specific items or materials required for the project. The “Tenner for a Tonne” for platform filling material is now complete; a further funding call is being prepared for the infill required to raise the level of the embankment due to the presence of the old access road to the Treatment Works

Also: Shares in Llangollen Railway PLC are available via the office.

Please phone 01978 860 979 for more information.

Fund Raising Share Purchase

Shares in Llangollen Railway can be purchased via the Railway Office. Please ring 01978 860 979 for more information and a prospectus (Shown Left)


As we come to the conclusion of the island platform and loop line build, the Project’s focus turns to the infamous Gap in the embankment, long seen as the big obstruction on the trackbed.

Originally bulldozed through to provide alternative access to the Sewage Farm, the gap was further eroded in 2013 by contractors for the Corwen Flood Relief Scheme and has since provided the essential access for the road delivery of materials for the project. Recently it offered the only route for the Water Tower and Signal box cabin to be brought in for installation.

With all that behind us, early in 2019 we will be looking for a contractor to deliver and compact the spoilt to reinstate the embankment for the connection of the two railheads and the laying of a parallel extended siding. With a length of 150 metres and a mean depth of 3 metres,  requiring  1000  tonnes at a total cost of £10,000, as an initial target.

Help with financing this final challenge in completing the Corwen terminus is again sought from Supporters following the success of the Tenner for a Tonne Appeal which has financed the platform infill.

The difference is the time is shorter and the only reward for supporters will be the sight of the train arriving at the new station across the final frontier, something we are all waiting for! With your help we will bridge the Gap and more Tenners for a Tonne of spoil to support this Appeal will be welcomed by our Treasurer,

Mr Paul Bailey, ‘Dolwen’, Bryn Eglwys, Corwen LL21 9LY