In the Heart of the Land of the Little Trains

CORRIS in the DULAS VALLEY

CORRIS in the DULAS VALLEY

Ride in an old fashioned steam train on a journey that is enjoyable for everybody and just right for families. Take a gentle trip down the beautiful Dulas Valley in one of the observation carriages on this family-friendly steam railway. See sheep grazing on the riverside slopes by woodland old and new, with buzzards wheeling overhead. Look into our workshops during the short guided tour of the Railway's head quarters at Maespoeth, and after visit our shop and free museum at Corris. There see original slate-carrying waggons, and the 'chicken' living inside a rescued original Corris Railway carriage. Children can play with 'small world' toys, use a children's playground and try a family quiz. Lucky children might even get to blow the whistle and wave the green flag. Our volunteer drivers, firemen, guards and shop staff are all fully trained enthusiasts for railways and passengers and are always keen to share their 'inside' knowledge. The Railway and Museum are always 'works in progress', so visit us again to see how we are doing.

  •   Not yet up to the level of some of the other narrow gauge railways in North Wales; the visit was still most interesting. There is a small shop and café in the booking office which we took advantage of to have a cup of tea...More

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    9/18/2019
  •   I've been to North Wales so many times and I have always bypassed this railway because I thought it would be too small to be worth visiting. I was totally wrong! This railway is just breathtaking. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous and there's a fabulous...More

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    9/15/2019
  •   We visited as a large family group covering 3 generations, and there was something for everyone here. For the little ones, the ride on the steam train came top. For adults, there was a very interesting talk on the history of the local railway and...More

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    9/10/2019
  •   Well worth a visit is the small Corris Railway - with great views even if the valley is bathed in the usual welsh liquid sunshine. If you’re keen, you can even jump up and have a look around the can of No 7...

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    9/09/2019
  •   We have not been to Corris for a long time , so visit to the Corris Railway was long overdue. This is a lovely little railway , parking is easy right by the museum . The museum is well worth a look and gives you...More

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    9/01/2019
  •   The ride behind deisel is not very exciting but the railway has the intention of lengthening their line which will make for a more interesting visit.

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    8/30/2019
  •   Visited here after many years of driving past. What a fantastic little railway. The feeling of love for the railway is so strong from the volunteers. Other railways in the area are great, almost commercial enterprises, but Corris is run by volunteers and for the...More

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    8/27/2019
  •   Loved the fact that this is a small railway with lots of charm and history and all staff were friendly and happy to impart knowledge to make it a great experience. The train and carriages are small and accommodating. At present only a short journey...More

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    8/25/2019
  •   A really excellent afternoon recommended for all ages and all weathers. The volunteers are incredibly welcoming and knowledgeable and it’s easily the most educational railway trip the children have ever had including the museum and steam works. Outstanding!

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    8/11/2019
  •   Having paid a visit to the Talyllyn Railway in the morning (we parked at Abergynolwyn) we decided in the afternoon to visit what was described as the Corris Railway Museum expecting to find a museum of remains of the Corris Railway and little else. What...More

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    6/23/2019

Rheilffordd Corris Railway

Situated just off the A487 between Dolgellau and Machynlleth

How to Find Us

A small railway with BIG ambition

We have big projects on the go: extending the line southwards to Tan y Coed Forest Amenity Site, re-developing Corris Station, and building a second new steam locomotive. Visitors can see parts of the new loco and four replica Victorian carriages in our workshops. Also see a model of the proposed new station at Corris in the museum.

Introduction
Introduction

The Corris Railway is a narrow gauge (2' 3") railway whose origins date back to the 1850's. The line was initially built as a horse-and-gravity-worked tramroad to carry slate from the quarries.

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Renaissance
Renaissance – 1966 on

In December 1966 a group of Talyllyn Railway Preservation Society members from the East Midlands formed what became The Corris Railway Society, with four goals…

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The Present - Passengers at Maespoeth
The Present

During the year, generally between Good Friday and the end of October, the Corris Railway runs scheduled passenger services on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays through the summer.

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Approaching Maespoeth Bank
The Future

Though now firmly established as a tourist attraction in the Dulas Valley running between Corris village and Maespoeth, the Corris Railway is far from complete and several exciting new projects are being pursued.

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The Falcon Locomotive
The Falcon Locomotive

Building a replica of an original Corris Railway steam engine for the 21st century!
Help turn dreams into reality by donating to this appeal.

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The Southern Extension
The Southern Extension

Would you like to see passenger trains running south of Maespoeth?
Help turn dreams into reality by donating to this appeal.

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Can you help us?


General Funds
The Southern Extension
The Southern Extension

The Tattoo Locomotive
The Southern Extension
The Falcon Locomotive

F.O.C.R.M The Museum

Please consider helping us to develop the Railway? Every penny counts, Thank You!


Our Museum shop stocks a selection of Corris Railway branded goods, badges, books & journals, cards, drawings & plans, DVDs, model kits and many other items

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More Information

The museum and shop are open from 10.30am until 5.00pm on the running days shown on the timetable. Trains leave Corris Station on the hour from 11.00am to 4.00pm, (3.00pm on Santa Trains days). Round trips take 50 minutes and include a guided tour of the 140 year old engine shed and workshops at Maespoeth. Single tickets are not issued as due to planning rules all journeys must start and end at Corris Station. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We try to ensure that steam trains run as advertised. The Railway may have to cancel, alter or suspend the published timetable with or without notice, or to use a diesel locomotive in the unlikely event of a breakdown or crew shortage. It accepts no liability for any loss, inconvenience, disappointment or delay caused by this.

Photograph Archives

Photograph Archives

Track our work in progress with
photographs updated most weeks
New Build Carriages

New Build Carriages

Keeping you up to date with progress
on building the new carriages

Accommodation

This is a list of some of the
accommodation found nearby
Maespoeth Engine Shed

Maespoeth Engine Shed

The Railway was awarded a grant of
£27,100 from Heritage Lottery Fund
Statutory Information

Statutory Information

The Corris Railway Society
was Founded in 1966
The Tattoo Locomotive

The Tattoo Locomotive

A 21st century version of the Kerr
Stuart "Tattoo" class locomotive
Press Releases

Press Releases

Important information direct from
The Corris Railway Society
The Railway Museum

The Railway Museum

Gifts, Drinks and Light Refreshments
are available during operation!

Our Railway Needs You!

The railway is managed and operated by volunteer members of all ages. Membership benefits include free travel on the railway for up to 4 times a year, receiving the quarterly "The Corris-Pondent" and the occasional journal. Also the opportunity to become a volunteer.

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20% OFF for Cambrian Line Passengers!

Show your valid Cambrian Line ticket at Corris Station to get a 20% discount off our standard day return ticket. "Valid" means tickets used to travel on the Cambrian line during the past week.

Photograph Archives

A range of photographs that we hope railway enthusiasts will find interesting.

2019 Photograph Archive
Carriage Shed at Maespoeth

2019 Photograph Archive
2018 Photograph Archive
Corris Museum Roof Repairs

2018 Photograph Archive
2017 Photograph Archive
Steaming out of Maespoeth

2017 Photograph Archive

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