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Corwen Station

Promoting the town of Corwen -

 its rich history and its Railway

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Welcome to ‘Corwen Station-New’ (created April 2010).

 

    This web-site sets out to promote the town of Corwen  and the Dee Valley as the destination for the Llangollen Railway's next extension and to generate essential interest and support from the local business and resident communities.

 

     In addition to providing an insight into the fascinating history of the Town, its railway heyday and subsequent dissolution, it will plot progress towards a new Corwen Station, which it is hoped will be a reality within the next few years.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

 

As always the 98% volunteer Llangollen Railway is contributing the lion’s share having built the temporary Station and now the permanent one where none existed before. Obviously this is a much greater task than the restorations of existing stations previously undertaken on the line. This is in addition to rebuilding and maintaining an increasing mileage of infrastructure, expanding of the Railway’s engineering base and operating its vintage train fleet to an extended timetable.

It follows therefore that interested parties now seeking the return of a fully functional Corwen Central Station should be assisting Llangollen Railway in every way possible with the project, whilst ensuring that ex-railway land and structures that could be put back to productive use are protected.

 

The out of print publications ‘Corwen Trail’, ‘Rails to Corwen’ and 'Corwen Chronicles' are reproduced. (see history section).

 

We are very interested in old documents and photographs of Corwen to add to the portfolio.

 

Concrete footing in progress for island platform south elevation.

 

The promotional leaflet originated and maintained by Friends of Carrog Station was placed on the Corwen Post Office notice board in 2010.

 

Latest site updates

 

New Corwen Central Station under construction 2016/2018

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Station staff visiting the new museum 21st March 2015

Opening hours are Monday, Wed, Friday, Sat and Sunday 10.30 am to 3.30 pm, also Railway Special Events & Bank Holidays.

 

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Subway concreting complete at Corwen Central August 2016.

Corwen Central Station layout (PDF).

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New Water Works road under construction Dec 2016

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THE LLANGOLLEN RAILWAY'S VICTORIAN WEEKEND 2017

 

The Llangollen Railway will be stepping back in time to the Victorian era over the weekend of 13th & 14th May 2017.

 

A steam-filled historical experience for all the family to enjoy and savour…

 

Introduction

Enjoy a truly memorable day out at the Llangollen Railway’s Victorian Weekend this May. Experience life as it was over 100 years ago through the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the recreated Victorian era.

 

Victorian characters will give you a fascinating insight into different aspects of Victorian life on and off the rails.

Step on board one of our historic steam-hauled trains and journey 10 miles through the picturesque Dee Valley to the town of Corwen.

Take a look inside our Victorian station at Berwyn and discover what life was like for a Victorian stationmaster.

Learn new skills in the tented circus workshop and witness displays by our costumed street entertainers.

Meet "Snowdrop" the mechanical elephant - You can even have a ride!

Marvel at the sight of Queen Victoria and her royal entourage visiting the Dee Valley.

Witness traditional railway sights as parcels and goods are loaded and unloaded along the line.

Explore original documents and artefacts charting the construction of our railway back in the 1860s.

Plus lots more……

 

The first few miles of the Llangollen Railway now enjoy UNESCO 'World Heritage Status' as part of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal area.

 

Top Tip - As there is no cash point machine on the Llangollen Railway, if you want to buy goods in some of our exhibits and outlets, please bring along some cash.

 

Whilst it is not essential, the Llangollen Railway invites our visitors to consider entering into the spirit of the occasion by wearing suitable Victorian attire.

 

Book your ticket back in time today and save with our discounted advance fares! Visit: http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/event/victorian-weekend-14th-may-2/ . Full details will added closer to the event.

 

                http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/events/