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Corwen News July 2022

As well as providing the Summer Solstice, last month saw, once again, below average rainfall and the maximum amount of sunshine. Businesses along the Dee Valley have been welcoming visitors back, now that the majority of Covid regulations have been removed by the Welsh Government. On the railway, visitors have returned to support the services,…

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July 11, 2022

Corwen News June 2022

The arrival of mid-year saw the Dee Valley in full bloom. The weather has been mostly dry and warm, providing ideal growing conditions for all sorts of plants. As far as the railway has been concerned, the “growing” has been in the less convenient spots like along the “four foot” and in the “cess”, giving…

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June 24, 2022

Volunteer Week 2022

The Llangollen Railway is marking Volunteers’ Week by saying a big thank you to our incredible team of hardworking volunteers but we are also making a plea for new recruits to support and help us. Our 7.5-mile heritage railway, soon to be extended back to 10 miles when the new station at Corwen opens in…

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June 4, 2022

Real Ale Train Tickets on Sale

  The first Real Ale Train for a number of years departs Llangollen Railway on the 11th June 2022.  We are offering two tickets, a Real Ale Train Day Rover Ticket including travel on the evening service and a Real Ale Train Evening Only Ticket which gives two return trips to Carrog. Tickets are now…

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May 25, 2022

Corwen News May 2022

Last month proved to be rather dry, with less than half the expected rainfall for April. Even so, the Dee Valley has fully emerged from its winter slumber with both flora and fauna in good heart. The hawthorn hedge rows are pushing out their white blossoms and primroses are inhabiting the recently cleared spaces on…

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May 13, 2022

Corwen News April 2022

LowmacAtlas Crane helps to redistribute some of the ballast Kango tampers next to track The last week or so of March has seen a rise in temperatures and increased daylight hours as the end of the month marks the change back to “summertime”. Colours are starting to return to the Dee Valley with daffodils on…

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April 20, 2022

Updated Timetable

  As announced earlier this week, due to the challenging situation with coal supplies and diesel prices, we are revising our timetable for 2022. We have reduced the number of trains we will operate and our new timetable can be viewed on our website. We expect demand to be high due to the reduction in…

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March 20, 2022

5619 visiting Llangollen

We are very pleased to announce that 1925-built GWR 0-6-2T No 5619 will be visiting the Llangollen Railway for the 2022 season. The Collett-designed 5600 Class requires a few minor running repairs and annual examination, which will be completed at Llangollen by our MPD Team. She should arrive with us before the end of next…

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March 17, 2022

Coal Shortage and Fuel Price Increases

Llangollen Railway currently holds good reserves of coal which were delivered before the hostilities began in Ukraine. Our stocks are sufficient for around 30 days of steam operation. Further stocks of Russian steam coal are still available in the UK, however we do not feel it would be ethical to purchase any more given the…

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March 14, 2022

Update from behind the scenes

Our services are currently running on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout March but that doesn’t mean work stops on the railway. Over the last few days the P-Way team have loaded sleepers onto the well wagon at Llangollen and then called at their first location, just prior to Carrog Station, before venturing off to Corwen….

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March 9, 2022

Corwen News March 2022

February drew to a close on the backs of storms Dudley, Eunice and Franklin which had swept in from the Atlantic bringing rain, strong winds and flooding before rushing off under the influence of the Jet stream to the European mainland. Intense rain on some of the days ensured the River Dee was running high…

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March 3, 2022

Operations Report – February 2022

                  Operations Report – February 2022 So where does one start? We have risen like the phoenix from the abyss and are back on the map, so to speak. We are back doing what we like, running trains and enjoying our hobby. So much has been accomplished…

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February 13, 2022