Step on the footplate of a steam locomotive at this Corris Railway experience

Corris Railway Steam Engine No 7 at Maespoeth
Corris Railway No 7 at Maespoeth // Credit: RailAdvent

The Corris Railway has announced that during 2019 they will be offering a ‘Your Railway For The Day’ Experience.

These experience days can be taken on days without timetabled trains in April, May, June, and September – all subject to volunteer availability.

This special day will include opportunities to sample all areas of the railway, including working on the footplate of the Corris Railway locomotive fleet – one battery electric, an internal combustion trio and an 0-4-2ST steam locomotive, joining the guard for their duties, controlling the yard at Maespoeth Junction from the signal box, and enjoying a ride on a gravity train down the Dulas Valley.

Participants will also see behind the scenes in the workshops of both the original locomotive shed and the modern carriage shed at Maespoeth Junction and will have the opportunity to walk down the route of the southern extension.

The day, which will run from 10 am to 5 pm, can be adapted to the interests of those attending.

Drinks will be supplied, but not food, however, sandwiches can be bought from the Corris village cafe, found just 100 yards from the station.

Participants will also become members of the Corris Railway Society for the year.

The cost of the day will be £450 and the maximum number attending the day will be six. This can be reduced to £360 if participants do not wish to include the steam engine. Those attending must be at least 18 years old, more information can be found by emailing [email protected]

Some of the money raised will go towards the construction of steam locomotive No. 10.

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