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Llangollen Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by 14xx Lover, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. alastair

    alastair Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting. Wonderful to see!
     
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  2. oliversbest

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    Corwen Station looks abfab! Send that image to SWT on how to paint an awning(Wareham!!)
     
  3. Great Western

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    What are the strange cross bracing bars on the supports at the canopy ends? They really detract from the overall fantastic appearance.
     
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    I expect they are cross bracing bars. You must be a bundle of fun !
     
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    A great achievement and I hope the scenic run alongside the river will be deservedly popular.
     
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  6. 12CVST

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    A date for your diaries. Corwen Grand Opening Weekend, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June. Intensive steam, diesel and railcar timetable. See our superb new station in the metal, brick, mortar, wood, plaster etc. Model railway layouts at Corwen, heritage display and vintage fire engine at Llangollen (to hose down anyone who wants to get hot under the collar about the design of the canopy......again ;)). Opening Corwen will represent a fantastic achievement by the dedicated and small team of volunteers who have worked so hard to build it. More details to follow.
     
  7. Andy2857

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    By happy coincidence we're staying nearby in Trevor that weekend. Will definitely be making time for a trip up the Dee valley!

    Is there any news on whether 7754 or 3802 are likely to make it into traffic for the reopening?
     
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    Nice https://www.facebook.com/llangollen.railway/
    "During Prime Minister's Questions today, Simon Baynes said "On the 2nd of June, Corwen Station on the Llangollen Railway will be officially reopened, having been closed 60 years ago. . . . ."
     
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  9. 12CVST

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    That's great. Unfortunately neither 3802 or 7754 will be ready - we are planning a separate event to celebrate the return of 7754 in all her glory - but want to get everything right and her looking perfect before we do. Austin 1 and 68067 will be the allocated steam locos for the opening event.
     
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  10. Andy2857

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    Cheers for the reply! Happy to have another reason to come back later in the year for the return of the western pair. I've never seen 68067 or Austin 1 in steam so definitely still worth a trip!
     
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    Wouldn't be much good, SWT ceased to exist in 2017! Do you mean South West Rail and have you contacted them with your concerns?
     
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    Is Austin 1 not spending the season at Peak Rail then?
     
  14. 12CVST

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    Full Press Release for Corwen Opening:

    Volunteers and other project supporters are very excited to be able to celebrate the opening of the Llangollen Railway’s Corwen station on the 1st of June, with a formal opening event on the 2nd of June. Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill (Chairman of both Network Rail and the Heritage Railway Association) will be performing the station opening ceremony. The opening trains on the 2nd are scheduled to be worked by Kitson 0-6-0ST “Austin 1” – one of the original Llangollen Railway steam fleet, top and tailed with visiting Austerity No 68067.

    Saturday 3rd and June 4th will be a two day public gala event. An intensive public timetable will operate a 3-train service of steam, diesel and railcar workings (each train working two return trips to Corwen each day). Locomotives and railcars are expected to be drawn from Austerity 68067, Class 31 No 31271, Class 47 1566 and Classes 104, 108 & 109 DMU.

    The forthcoming opening of Corwen station was raised at Prime Minister’s Question Time on Wednesday 19th April, with Clwyd South MP Simon Baynes asking for Rishi Sunak’s recognition of the railway’s volunteers achievements in being able to open Corwen station in June and thanking the PM for the support of the Government Levelling-Up fund in helping to finance the Corwen station canopy. The Prime Minister offered his congratulations to the railway’s volunteers and highlighted that the Levelling Up grant for the station canopy also supported the local economy by being awarded to a local engineering business. He concluded his response by saying that he was looking forward to seeing the station open in the summer.

    A range of attractions are planned in Corwen alongside show-casing the superb new station, including model railway layouts in the town community centre and museum. The Liverpool Model Railway Society will be exhibiting their layout 'Corwen' in the community centre and there is a 4mm scale model of sections of the Llangollen Railway in the museum.

    Dapol and Rails of Sheffield will also be making an exciting announcement about a forthcoming new 4mm scale model that should be of great interest to both Llangollen Railway and GWR fans alike.

    There will also be a display of heritage memorabilia in the Henry Robertson suite at Llangollen station across all 4 days of the event. A talk will be held on the evening of Thursday 1st June by renowned local archaeologist Fiona Gale MBE entitled ‘Denbigh, Ruthin & Corwen Railway in the Vale of Clwyd’ (Approximately 50 tickets at £5 each will be available). A vintage Dennis F1 fire engine (ex Crosfield's, Warrington) will also be on display at Llangollen station, with grateful thanks to Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service.

    LR Trust Manager Tom Taylor said, “We are all tremendously excited at the prospect of seeing Corwen station opened for its first public trains. This represents the culmination of many years of hard work by a small, but extremely dedicated team of volunteers. We are all very proud of what they have achieved through some very challenging circumstances. We are also very grateful to all those who have supported the project financially, including grants from the Welsh Assembly and UK Governments. Our local authorities and MPs have also supported us from the get-go. From the 3rd of June, all our services will be running to Corwen and we look forward to welcoming passengers, friends and volunteers to our superb new station as well as putting Corwen back on the railway map, where the town very much deserves to be”.
     
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  15. Pete Thornhill

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    Someone needs to tell whoever wrote the press release that unless it’s lost a couple Austin No1 has six wheels ;)
     
  16. 12CVST

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    I wrote it and have corrected it. She just looks too small for 6 wheels.......
     
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  17. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    She’s not the biggest but still a great engine!!!

    As I posted on the unofficial Llangollen Facebook page, a big well done to everyone who worked so hard to achieve this, particularly impressive after the troubles the railway had which are hopefully firmly behind the railway now.

    Can’t wait to come and visit and see it for myself.
     
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    Thompson1706 Part of the furniture

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    M.P. for Clwyd South - Simon Baynes.

    Bob.
     
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    :Punch:
     
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    Cheers Bob.
     

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