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John Rutter

My thanks to everyone for your continued interest & support -

Some time ago, I put a call out for pictures of our locomotives in the days before preservation and as a result received an email from Ted Buckley offering his pictures of our locomotives at Barry Scrapyard. Ted has sent through pictures of 48518 and Willington Hall which have been loaded up on to their specific pages on the Archive Website and pictures of Jinty no 7298 (Now moved to the East Lancs Railway) when in Barry Scrapyard and in the Rainhill 150 cavalcade.

These are superb archive pictures and I am very grateful to Ted for allowing me to load them on to the website.

If anyone else has archive pictures of our locomotives and would be willing to let me upload them, please contact me via the link above.

John Rutter

(Updated 26/1/2013)


Since Ted’s generous offer, several collections of pictures have been handed over to the SAL Management team for recording and archiving. Most of these have been either prints or slides. It is a slow job to scan them all and file the results, so please be patient.

The count for 2017 was 20,071 new visitors, down, fractionally,  on 2016.  The main LR website has now had a complete makeover and looks much better. It also contains information on the Corwen Central Developments, I am in the process of requesting a more direct link to this website as the history of the Corwen Developments and photo galleries are on the Corwen Pages on this site.  

It is very important to keep Corwen Central in the public eye as funding is still required to complete the project by the beginning of 2019, as planned. Progress on the construction of the platforms, access systems, water tower and signal box are steady.

In 2016, 20298 new visitors surfed the site. This was significantly below the 27000 new visitors during 2014.

John Rutter - Webmaster 16th January 2018

(This count no longer exists as the Serif Software is being gradually withdrawn from use.)

23rd September 2018

Hi Everyone - again

Once again the vagaries of BT have struck. Somehow they have managed to delete all my secondary email addresses, including the webmaster email link from this website, for which I can only apologise. I have created a new email address to contact - lrarchivewebmaster2@btinternet.com

Please use this email address if you wish to contact me regarding the website.

Additionally, the software that I use to keep this website going was dropped from the Serif range 18 months ago and will soon be obsolete. In order to keep the website going I am investigating other sources of software and, once I settle upon something suitable, the website will change, quite radically, for a short period while we change it over. The changes which are immediately likely are 1) that the photogalleries will disappear - hopefully to reappear fully updated in the long term. 2) The Locomotive and rolling stock sections will also disappear for a short time while we set up the website again.

Both these sections are a very large proportion of the website and sidelining them in the short term will make the transfer of the main site easier.

When the time comes to make the changes, I will put the notification on he front page of this website.

Many thanks for your continued interest

John Rutter - Webmaster.