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.

  •   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
  •   We all loved it from the second we arrived. Lovely staff- from the shop staff to the train staff. Fabulous train and a very comfortable and scenic ride - the kids loved it. They really enjoyed completing their quiz sheets on which they had to...More

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    6/02/2019
  •   Lovely little railway, very well run by enthusiasts volunteers. Could certainly rival something like Ffestiniog once it reaches a decent length. Only slight negative was a minibus full of rude pensioners turned up on our visit and generally made a nuisance of themselves expecting everyone...More

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    5/12/2019
  •   Whilst visiting on a cool day with heavy April showers we found this place to be very interesting and well set out attraction. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We browsed the delightful shop then went round the interesting museum , then had...More

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    4/06/2019
  •   Visited the Corris Railway as part of a Great Little Trains of Wales holiday; this was one of ten. This is a newly re-enacted historical railway that is undergoing on-going development and expansion. What it lacks in length it more than makes up for in...More

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    3/18/2019
  •   Weekend trip to Wales and this was one of our many fantastic finds. Such a dedicated team of people running the place. My son loved it. Ride the train, get some hands on history and a tour. This is not just a steam train ride,...More

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    2/26/2019
  •   It was our first time on the corris railway, but our local Santa train wasn't running this year so we came to corris. It's a lovely place. The staff are friendly, the shop had lots for my little one, the cafe has a large selection...More

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    12/11/2018
  •   SUCH friendly station staff, such hard workers sharing their passion for the railway and wanting others to enjoy it.

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    10/07/2018
  •   I really enjoyed my vist, it's a lovely line with extremely beauriful scenery, and locomotive No.7 is really stunning. I highly recommend ylu visit this place, and while you are there, go and visit the Talyllyn Railway too, it's only 2 Miles away, and owns...More

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    10/04/2018

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.

Join the Corris Railway Society Renew Existing Membership

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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