News from October 2004

Most of our news comes from railway RSS feeds - if your railway has a feed, please let us know.

Got a story for us?

Work Starts on new Heritage Carriage

The Corris Railway have commenced work on their second new bogie carriage, based on the design used on the railway in the nineteenth century.

The new carriage follows the example of carriage 21, which became the railway’s first new bogie carriage since 1898 when it made its debut in June 2003. Carriage 22 is being constructed to 21st century safety standards, using a steel chassis based on the Talyllyn’s standard design, combined with a steel skeleton to comply with HMRI requirements for structural strength, but clad in timber to appear externally and internally as similar to the originals as possible.

Sponsored by a CRS member, work commenced on the chassis at the beginning of September, and is progressing apace. There will be one significant difference from 21 – the new carriage is being fitted with a clerestory roof, similar to those carried by two of the original carriages in the 1920s. Unlike 21, which was largely constructed off-site, the new carriage is being made at the railway’s workshops at Maespoeth.

While work starts on carriage 22, the internal fitting-out of carriage 21 has now re-commenced, following the end of the main running season, and by the start of the 2005 season most of the internal metalwork should be hidden under wood cladding.

Anyone interested in helping with the carriage building programme, especially if they have skills either in metalworking or in woodwork, please contact the Corris Railway via the website at

Posted by Richard Greenhough on 10 October 2004

Corris Santa Specials

Following last year’s successful first effort, the Corris Railway will be running Santa Specials on Saturday December 11th and Sunday December 12th. We can’t promise snow (although in Mid Wales the weather is capable of anything !) but we can promise an enjoyable time for children – aged from 1 to 100 ! Please check for more details.

Posted by Richard Greenhough on 10 October 2004

Webcams Go Live – 16 October 2004

October Gala - Lineup Announced – 16 October 2004

Situations Vacant – 16 October 2004

More Heritage Carriages On The Way – 16 October 2004

Extension Funding Announcement – 16 October 2004

Extension Progress – 16 October 2004

Wharf Redevelopment: Further photos – 19 October 2004

Temporary staging on Brynglas Bank – 19 October 2004

Wharf Redevelopment - Progress report – 19 October 2004

Wharf Redevelopment - The new canopy – 19 October 2004

Autumn Bash – 24 October 2004

Gala This Weekend! – 28 October 2004

View older news in the archive