October 2018

Painting carriage No. 23
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 12:44

Although Corris Railway train services, except for October 20th and the Santa Special Trains on December 8th and 9th, have finished for this year the volunteer workforce will continue to progress various projects that make for the revival of the oldest narrow gauge railway in Mid Wales (2019 will mark the 160th anniversary of the line’s origin as the Corris, Machynlleth and River Dovey Tramroad).

One area of the work is the construction of the 21st century recreations of the line’s... read the full story

Stephenson notebook cover
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:04

The notebook, dated 1822, was found by John Page, a records assistant at Network Rail’s archive in York. It outlines Stephenson’s redesign of and budget for the Stockton and Darlington Railway, and became the blueprint for the railways that followed.

John uncovered the notebook, which had not been seen since the 1950s, while searching for documents in the archive’s deeds room in April. There are about 20,000 documents on the shelves; the Stephenson notebook is number 350.

He... read the full story

Owen, Neil, Gareth - No. 2 loco
Monday, October 1, 2018 - 13:15

For five year old Owen Jones the Talyllyn Railway is in the blood. His grandfather, Gareth, is a volunteer driver on the Railway was well as being a member of the Railway Company’s Board, while his father, Neil, is a volunteer fireman so it’s not surprising that Owen is a fan of the Railway.

When Owen heard about the Railway’s appeal to raise £20,000 towards restoring the Railway’s ex-Corris Railway Coach No.17, he searched... read the full story