Back in the summer of 2015, I visited the Corris Railway, this is situated between Machynlleth and Dolgellau, in West Wales.

This is a short railway from the village of Corris to Maespoeth Junction, where the carriages and the locomotives are stored.

The Day

No. 7 at Corris
No. 7 at Corris

The locomotive for todays trip was Kerr Stuart ‘Tattoo’ Class Locomotive Number 7, this locomotive is similar to No.4 ‘Edward Thomas’ on the Talyllyn Railway.

I travelled on the 11:10am train from Corris. Trains do not run everyday, so please check your timetable before you travel. For timetables, click here.

The railway was originally used to bring slate down from the quarries to the sea at Tywyn and Machynlleth, and when you arrive at Maespoeth, you can see the junction that was originally used to go on the branch line to the quarry above Corris.

At Maespoeth, you will find the Carriage and Locomotive Workshops.

Carriage No. 22 in the Workshops
Carriage No. 22 in the Workshops

In 2015, the Corris Railway finished building a new carriage, numbered 22.

 

 

 

Shell of new carriage
Shell of the new carriage

At the time of my visit, the railway had made the shell of their next carriage.

 

 

 

 

Boiler of No. 10
Boiler of No. 10

The workshop also compromised of other trucks and vans being restored back to use. They was also the Boiler of their new Locomotive, and it is Fundraising for the completion. For more information on the Falcon Project, click here

 

 

The return journey from Maespoeth to Corris was all filmed on camera. Look out for the video coming soon!

Corris StationBack at Corris, there is a small museum and I saw Locomotive No. 7 at Corris ready for the next departure back to Maespoeth.

 

 

Corris Craft Centre

Corris Craft Centre
Corris Craft Centre

After my trip to the Corris Railway, I made a quick visit to the Corris Craft Centre, which is just outside the village.

 

 

 

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Michael Holden avatar
I have had an interest in Railways for as long as I can remember. I am a member of a number of heritage railways and actively volunteer at 2 of them. I enjoy all types of railways, real life, model and simulations. I started RailAdvent in 2014 and am the main editor of the site.

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