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.
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
The Museum is now closed for the Winter. We are re-opening on St David’s Day, Friday, 1st March 2019.
Weston Rhyn signal Box as it looked in 1968. It was dismantled and moved to Carrog Station in 1991.
The ex Weston Rhyn signal Box was moved yesterday (25/10/18) from Carrog Station by Andy Goodman Haulage to its final home in Corwen.
Seen left is the infamous"Gap". See this months Corwen Central update on how you can help to reinstate this part of the embankment.
An estimated 11250 tonnes of spoil are needed to reinstate the embankment at an estimated cost of £10k.
This gap was Welsh Water's works access for the first 20 odd years prior to completion of the new access road north of the Railway.
Above is the gap from 2010. Picture courtesy of John Rutter.