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.
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
Station staff visiting the new museum 21st March 2015
Opening hours are weekends 11.00 am - 3.30 pm when the railway operates only, also Railway Special Events & Bank Holidays.
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Spring Steam Gala – Friday 3rd March 2017
Along Birkenhead Lines Gala – Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th March 2017
The Llangollen Railway’s ‘Along Birkenhead Lines’ Gala will be taking place over three days from Friday 3rd March to Sunday 5th March 2017.
Featuring an intensive timetable of both passenger and mixed traffic trains, a great collection of historic steam locomotives and special attractions taking place along the line, our Spring Gala has something for all railway enthusiasts and families alike.
The weekend marks the 50th anniversary of two significant events: the last steam-hauled ‘Cambrian Coast Express’ and 50 years since the last through working from London Paddington to Birkenhead (Woodside). Work is in hand to make this Gala one of the most historically accurate and authentic steam events yet achieved. Expect to see cameos, displays, recreations and all the appropriate paper ephemera!
The gala will feature a number of special visiting steam locomotives :
LMS 8F No.48624 (c/o The 48624 Locomotive Group & GCR PLC)
GWR No.6960 “Raveningham Hall” (c/o West Somerset Railway)
LMS ‘Flying Pig’ No.43106 (c/o The Ivatt Class 4 Group & Severn Valley Railway)
In addition, the Llangollen Railway’s ‘home fleet’ pool of locos for this event will be:
LMS ‘Black 5’ No.45337 (making her return after overhaul)
BR Standard Four tank No. 80072
GWR ‘5101’ Large Prairie No.5199
BR Manor No. 7822 “Foxcote Manor”
Class 03 Diesel No.03162 (a former Birkenhead shunter)
Did You Know? Our visiting Ivatt Class 4MT 43106 was the last BR steam locomotive to travel between Chester and Shrewsbury, on 1st August 1968.
Subway concreting complete at Corwen Central August 2016.
Corwen Central Station layout (PDF).
New Water Works road under construction Dec 2016
Counter reset 2/1/17