Heavy freight 2-8-0 No. 3802 prepares to depart from Corwen East with the last train to use the temporary platform on November 4. GEORGE JONES

Llangollen Railway works last train to temporary Corwen East terminus

SERVICES into the Llangollen Railway’s temporary western terminus at Corwen East came to an end on November 4 as the railway prepares for the opening of the new station at Corwen Central next year.

The final train to depart Corwen East was the 15.50 to Llangollen hauled by ‘2884’ 2-8-0 No. 3802, which carried a special commemorative headboard and Welsh flags to mark the occasion.

Heavy freight 2-8-0 No. 3802 prepares to depart from Corwen East with the last train to use the temporary platform on November 4. GEORGE JONES

The temporary platform had been in use since October 2014 when the two-mile extension from Carrog to Corwen opened.

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Work on the new terminus is making good progress, with the walls for the six-coach platform 1 almost complete.

Once this is finished, the infilling of the area to create the island platform will resume, funded largely by contributions to the Railway’s Tenner for a Tonne appeal, which has reached its initial £10,000 target.

Read more in the December issue of The RM – on sale now!

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