The Corris Railway held their Model Railway Exhibition over the August Bank Holiday and saw an increase in visitors over previous years.
520 visitors made their way to the exhibition. This meant there was 33% more visitors than the 2017 event and made it the largest attendance since 2014 when the exhibition was a three-day event.
129 of the visitors were children, which is great news for the future of railway modelling.
Corris had a layout which allowed the children to drive the trains on one of their layouts.
The train services from Corris were also busy over the Bank Holiday period, making it a very satisfactory weekend for the Railway.
What did the officials say?
Organiser Bill Newton commented:
“It was great to see the increased number of visitors coming through the doors of Y Plas and having an enjoyable time at the exhibition. Once all of the invoices are paid the proceeds from the two days will make a good contribution towards the revival of the railway. Thanks go to all the exhibitors and also to those who publicised the event, helped with setting up and breaking it all down, the volunteer caterers, the door staffers the sellers of goods and raffle tickets and the rest of the exhibition team. We are a small society – more volunteers are always welcome – and trains were running between Corris station and Maespoeth Junction while the exhibition was on.”
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