News from the Line

9th August - New pictures of the Corwen Central Station construction added

7th September - September Corwen Central Newsletter added plus September Loco Roster Added

12th September - Pictures on the Corwen Central Construction page updated

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Coming Events

Saturday 9th September - Real Ale Train

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September - Diesel Weekend

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th October - Autumn Steam Gala

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd October - A Day Out With Thomas

Sunday 29th October - Halloween Train

Saturday 4th November - Ride the Rocket Firework Train

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November - Remembrance Weekend

December - SANTA SPECIALS - booking advised

Saturday 9th December - Real Ale Train

Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th December - Mince Pie Specials

Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st December - Winter Warmer

Site Updates

Phase One of the extension of the railway to Dwyrain Corwen East, the temporary platform on the edge of the town is fully operational.

Work on Phase Two - the completion of a further 300 yds of track into a new terminus station, CORWEN CENTRAL, with run around loop is well under way. Fundraising is still required

For more details - see the ‘Corwen Extension page

The auto train on the Corwen Extension during the Steel Steam and Stars III Mega Gala at the end of April 2012

Photo - Mike Martin

45337 in Dwyrain Corwen East platform with the first train into the station.

Photo - George Jones

5199 rolls along the extension to

Dwyrain Corwen East

Photo Martin Gill

Berwyn Chain Bridge  Restoration Project

Restoration of the Chain Bridge over the River Dee at Berwyn is now complete and the bridge is once again open to the public.  The railway have cleared and upgraded the path from the station through the tunnel under the line and down the slope to the bridge.

This now opens up the possibilities for a train ride to Berwyn and a leisurely walk back to Llangollen along the canal; or the other way round. Alternatively, a break of journey at Berwyn to visit the Horseshoe Falls, then back on the train.

Link to a video of Thomas and Goliath going back to the shed after a long and busy day

NEWS UPDATE - A4 Loco - Sir Nigel Gresley’s boiler is at Llangollen Loco Works for overhaul. The boiler arrived in mid November 2016.

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