Corwen Station

Promoting the town of Corwen -

 its rich history and its Railway


After closure

corwen station

A pair of emotive photographs taken on roll film by Dave Southern in the 1970s, showing both sides of the station building with its distinctive double canopy.  It took little time for nature and vandalism to take its toll on what had once been a well-maintained station.  Fortunately the site was taken over by Ifor Williams Trailers.  The firm maintained the integrity of the building, which remains substantially intact and together with the surrounding ex-railway buildings and sites is a reminder of years gone by.  The goods shed still stands and the old Station Master’s house by the forecourt car park has found a new use as offices for the NFU.

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These two pictures were taken in August 1968 at Corwen station with the track lifting gang.

The crane at the rear had a reach of 100 feet and lifted four sleepers at a time into the wagons ahead of it.

The rails were cut into 6ft lengths and placed into the wagons before moving to Glyndyfrdwy for temporary storage and later would be collected by British Rail.

Many thanks to "Twm Bach" of Corwen, one of the workers pictured here for loaning these two rare views.

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The two super pictures above were taken on Aug 2nd 1976.

Before closure the station had a cafe called the "refresh" and was later owned for a time by Roderick.

Reproduced here courtesy of Alan Young

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