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Several times I have been asked if we have binders for Steam at Llangollen. Unfortunately, the remaining stock sold out some time ago and the up front cost of  new stock is proving prohibitive, particularly as they tend to be slow sellers.

I did manage to solve the problem of binding recently as shown by the picture (left). There are 10 copies in each volume and the price, for bespoke binding, is £35+ per copy, depending on the type of binding and text required.

They were bound by Chester Bookbinders who can be contacted on

They also have a Thesis binding service on  www.the

SAL Editor

John Cottam has taken over the editorship from John Rutter however JR is still involved with the production of the magazine,

JR is still the webmaster for this website.

The Main (commercial) website is administered from the railway office,

Contact 1978 860 979

Editor - John Cottam

Assistant - John Rutter

Printer and Designer - John Cottam

Photography and additional material -  many active volunteers on the railway.

Members listings and address label supply - Graham Hoyland

Please contact the Editor through the Office at Llangollen Railway 01978 860979

Editorial Team

Issue No 132 : This issue contains reports on the Corwen Extension Project, Safety Management Systems - as required by ORR, the Steel Steam and Stars Gala III Event with pictures, reports from Llangollen and Glyndyfrdwy stations

Issue 131 covers Llangollen and Berwyn Station, the walk of the extension to Corwen, Llangollen Loco Works progress and an update on the status of the Corwen Extension Project (completion of the first mile ready to the SSSIII gala event)

Issue 130 covers Goods Junction track improvements, the success of the Exhibition Coach in the bay platform at Llangollen and the history of the extension of the railway from Berwyn to Deeside Halt in 1990

Issue 129 covers the 60s Weekend and an update on the Patriot Project.

Issue 128 Covers the Spring Steam Gala and the filming for the BBC Wales TV Programmes ‘Beating Beeching.’

Issue 127 Covers the extension of the railway across the Dee Bridge to Berwyn Station

Issue 126 brings the 35 year history of the Llangollen Railway up to date with a report on progress to Corwen following the granting of the Transport and Works Order for the extension.

Issue 125 is Part II of the 35 year Anniversary Issue looking back at the Flint and Deeside Railway Preservation Society, the fore-runner of the Llangollen Railway Society.

Issue No124 is Part I of the 35year Anniversary Issue looking at the history of the Llangollen Railway Society  from its formation in 1977

The Railway does not keep a comprehensive collection of back issues. These may be available from the shops at Carrog Station who support the locomotives 5532 and 80072. All spare copies of SAL have been deposited with the shops, however copies of editions before the late 1980s are difficult to find.

Issues prior to No 80 are difficult to find.

Issue No 149 is on sale from the Railway Shops: All the regulars: Loco Shed Notes, Diesel Group Notes, Railcar Group Notes, Carriage & Wagon report, Chairman’s Report and ‘On Track’ items. Edited by John Cottam (

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