The Corris Railway has announced that work has been continuing to build a number of new vehicles that will join their fleet.
New Build Carriage No.23
Designed to incorporate Victorian/Edwardian era features, No.23 is the third carriage of a batch of four and will feature an arc roof.
Steel will be used to form the body of the carriage instead of wood on original designs as it is stronger.
The latest work on the carriage saw the braking system finished, putting the carriage one step closer to running in 2021.
New Build Carriage No.24
The team at Maespoeth Junction carriage shed are progressing well with No.24, which will feature a clerestory roof and will incorporate a first-class observation car portion.
New Build Steam Locomotive Falcon 0-4-2ST No.10
Alan Keef Ltd, based at Ross-on-Wye, are building the locomotive, where recent work has seen the machining and fitting of eccentrics and expansion links. Focus is being made on the bottom-end of the engine, before building the foot plating to support the boiler.
At Corris, volunteers have been producing fittings for both the smokebox and brake system. If the railway can raise the funds, No.10 could be in service by the end of 2022. You can find out more about the Falcon steam loco and how you can help on the Corris website.
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