News from the Line

1st November - More Corwen Central Pictures added

8th November - New borehole pictures added

22nd November - More Borehole Pictures added to the Borehole Photo Gallery

26th November - Press Release regarding railway opportunities in the Dee Valley + more pictures in the Photogalleries

28th November - December Loco Roster added and 2018 events added (this page)

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Coming Events

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’ Gala

January - no trains

but lots of maintenance work being done - join the LR Trust to help out

February - service trains - DMUs

11th February - Valentines Train - 1pm service

11th March - Mothers Day

24th & 25th March - Peppa Pig

31st March - Real Ale Train - evening departure

6th to 6th April - Days Out With Thomas

13th - 15th April - Spring Steam Gala

5th May Fish and Chip Special evening train

12th & 13th May Cogwarts Weekend

26th May - Paddington Bear

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 - 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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Visiting GWR heavy freight loco no 2807 arrives in Dwyrain Corwen East station platform on 6th November 2017.

The new Corwen Central station is being constructed approx 300 yards in front of the engine. With sufficient funds coming in (all donations welcome) the gap in the track can be filled during 2018.

Photo - George Jones