Webmaster’s Page

If anyone needs to contact me urgently,

you can also email the Railway Office and they will forward it on.

Link to the Main Website

For commercial and timetable information

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 site counts a ‘new visitor’ each time the Home page is accessed for the first time, then does not count any further visits from the same person for the next 30 minutes. This gives a very good picture of how many individuals are accessing the site.

Fortunately, this website does not need constant surveilance to make sure the commercial aspects are up to date - that is the job of the ‘Main Website’ and no longer my responsibility so, I can concentrate on finding more archive pictures.

I am more than happy to accept archive (and recent) pictures for this website, but please let me have a note (email will do) giving me the copyright owner’s release to use them for LR website and publicity purposes.

Many thanks for all your interest.

John Rutter (Webmaster)

The count for 2016 was 20,195 new visitors, down on 2015. From the end of November 2016, more information and photographs have come in on developments at Corwen Central Station and this has already had an effect on the number of site visitors.

It is very important to keep Corwen Central in the public eye as funding is still required to keep the project going. News on the replacement of the access road to the Treatment Plant is expected very soon which will give a boost to progress.

In 2015, 22500 new visitors surfed the site. This was significantly below the 27000 new visitors during 2014, however, with regular updates on the Corwen developments and an upgrade to improved software, 2017 should once again reach the 2014 figure.

John Rutter - Webmaster 1st January 2017

1st January 2017

A Happy New Year to everyone.

Well; where did that year go? Once again I am subject to the vagaries of the BT repair system. We continue to suffer from aluminium cored cables which seem to be fatigue failing with monotonous regularity. They also affect the uploading of the website which is what has delayed the upgrade to new software - the whole site needs to be uploaded at once, some 4,500 files! I will complete this upgrade as soon as I can.

Llangollen Railway engineering continue to achieve, the boiler from A4, Sir Nigel Gresley, is now under overhaul in the Llangollen Railway workshops.

The new-build locos continue to progress and are, in order of completion; 6880, Betton Grange; 45551, The Unknown Warrior; 4709, the Great Western “Night Owl” and 61673, Spirit of Sandringham.

John Rutter 1st January 2017

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