The Corris Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Corris) is a narrow gauge preserved railway based in Corris on the border between Merionethshire (now Gwynedd) and Montgomeryshire (now Powys) in Mid-Wales.
The line opened in 1859, and originally ran from Derwenlas, south east of Machynlleth north to Corris and on to Aberllefenni. Branches served the slate quarries at Corris Uchaf, Aberllefenni, the isolated quarries around Ratgoed and quarries along the length of the Dulas Valley.
The railway closed in 1948, but a preservation society was formed in 1966, initially opening a museum; a short section of line between Corris and Maespoeth was re-opened to passengers in 2002. The railway now operates as a tourist attraction. A new steam locomotive was built for the railway, which was delivered in 2005. The two surviving locomotives, plus some of the original rolling stock, are preserved on the nearby Talyllyn Railway.
The gauge of the railway is 2 ft 3 in (686 mm). (Wikipedia)
|COR1 MAIN ROUTE|
|m||c||m||c||place||slate, open||slate, closed||passenger,|
|8||43||Capel Ratgoed (Tramway)||1/4/1859||20/8/1948|
|6||8||Matthew Mill Siding||1/4/1859||20/8/1948|
|4||22||49||Maespoeth Junction, with COR2||1/4/1859||20/8/1948||MAESPOETH||3/6/2002|
|58||Current end of line|
|2||40||TAN-Y-COED - proposed end of line||?|
|38||FRIDD GATE HALT||1/4/1859||20/8/1948||7/1887||1/1/1931|
|Cambrian Railway over bridge||1/4/1859||1864|
|Ysgol Bro Ddfyfi (footpath)||1/4/1859||1864|
|CEI WARD (Morben)||1/4/1859||1864|
|CWI GOGH (Carreg)||1/4/1859||1864|
|COR2 UPPER CORRIS TRAMWAY|
|1||58||End of line||1/4/1859||1941|
|60||Braichgoch and Gwaewern Quarries||1/4/1859||1941|
|0||Maespoeth Junction, with COR1||1/4/1859||1941|
The author - Leslie (Lez) V Watson - has asserted his right under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, to be identified as the author of this work.
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