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image for Railway Event item typeYour Railway For The Day at Corris Steam Railway & Museum

Railway Event, from 1 Apr 2019, £360-£450

Corris Railway

Corris Railway

Details

During 2019 the Corris Railway will be offering a “Your Railway For The Day” experience, which can be taken up, subject to volunteer availability, on days without timetabled operations in April, May, June and September.

The day will include opportunities to sample all aspects of the Railway’s work including working on the footplates of the Corris’ locomotive fleet (one battery electric, an internal combustion trio and an 0-4-2ST steam locomotive), joining the guard in his or her duties, controlling the yard at Maespoeth Junction from the signalbox and enjoying a ride in a gravity train down the Dulas Valley between Corris Station and Maespoeth Junction. Participants will also see behind the scenes in the workshops of both the original locomotive shed and the modern carriage shed at Maespoeth Junction and will have the opportunity to walk down the planned route of the southern extension of the running line. The emphasis of the day, which will run from 10.00 to 17.00, can be adapted to match the interests of those attending. Drinks will be supplied but not food – however sandwiches etc. can be purchased in the Corris village café which is 100 yards from the station. Participants will also become members of the Corris Railway Society for the year.

Cost will be £450 and the maximum number attending the day will be six (so participants pay £90 each for the half dozen through to £450 for anyone who wishes to have the line to him or herself for the day). This can be reduced to £360 if participants do not wish to include the steam engine. A non-refundable deposit of £100 will be needed at the time of booking and the balance will be due ten days before the experience day.

Participants in the Day must be at least 18 years of age, reasonably fit and must not have consumed alcohol or drugs in the previous 12 hours prior to the start of the Day. For more information and to discuss making a booking contact bookings@corris.co.uk

Some of the money raised will be contributing towards the construction costs of the next steam locomotive, number 10, which is a 21st Century recreation of the original Corris Railway “Falcon” 0-4-2 saddle tank engines.

Regional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 1 Apr - Fri 28 Jun 2019 10:00 to 17:00
Mon 2 - Mon 30 Sep 2019 10:00 to 17:00
Excluding days with timetabled operations.

Prices

£450.00 for the day (this can be reduced to £360.00 if participants do not wish to include the steam engine).

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 1 Apr - Fri 28 Jun Your Railway For The Day
Mon 2 - Mon 30 Sep Your Railway For The Day

Address

Station Yard,
Corris,
Machynlleth,
Powys,
SY20 9SH

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SH 755078  Lat: 52.65359 Long: -3.84191

Corris steam and railway museum is located just off the A487 (Machynlleth - Dolgellau road) and is signposted.

The nearest train station is Machynlleth (5 miles), however there is local public transport serving the village of Corris.

Various cycle routes pass close by; NCN route 8, Lon Las (North), Lon Las Cymru and Southern Snowdonia Circular.

www.traveline-cymru.info

www.sustrans.org.uk

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 5 miles from Machynlleth station

Facilities

  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups