January 2019

Cyfronydd station, a popular crossing point for trains, will be one of four stations enhanced by the TAIS funding.
Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:51

The funding has been awarded to the railway by the Tourism Amenity Investment Support (TAIS) scheme, part of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

The improvements at the popular tourist attraction meet a variety of needs, but a common theme will be better access and attractions for visitors.

At the Llanfair Caereinion terminus two electric vehicle charging points will be made available... read the full story

 60103 Flying Scotsman
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 10:32

Owned by the National Railway Museum in York, the iconic 97-tonne A3 class locomotive – completed in 1923 by the London and North Eastern Railway (L.N.E.R.) – will be on the Purbeck heritage railway for 20 days from Friday, 22 March to Wednesday, 10 April, 2019, inclusive.

During a test run in 1934, the Nigel Gresley-designed ‘Flying Scotsman’ was the first steam locomotive in the United Kingdom to haul a train at 100 miles an hour.

Coupled behind No. 60103 ‘Flying... read the full story

Corris Railway
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 10:52

Over the two days December 8th and 9th 308 visitors enjoyed their train journey along the Dulas Valley and visit to Santa in the carriage shed grotto at Maespoeth Junction. Unfortunately the Corris’ steam locomotive Number 7 failed with a valve gear problem on the Saturday and its place was taken by diesel Number 11.

Progress on the CR’s new steam locomotive, “Falcon” Number 10, continues at the workshops of Alan Keef Ltd at Ross-on-Wye. Following the plan to employ the remaining... read the full story