In the Heart of the Land of the Little Trains



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.

  • star rating  2nd visit
    I adore this placem
    found out souxh more about the railway this visit and even got to go into the engine
    will sure be back to... read more

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    23rd July 2023
  • star rating  A fantastic narrow gauge railway - We visited the railway on July 5th and it was a fantastic experience. The loco and rolling stock were in immaculate condition and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.... read more

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    13th July 2023
  • star rating  Worth a visit - Nice little railway. 3 year old son really enjoyed it. Train ride is only 10 minutes each way and then there is a short talk about the history of the... read more

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    10th June 2023
  • star rating  A trip down Memory Lane - This is an absolutely delightful experience. You start off in the ticket office and are given an old fashioned ticket to be punched. There’s a museum and you can have... read more

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    12th April 2023
  • star rating  Nice little spot to stop off - Very pleasant place to visit. There wasn’t tonnes to look through but the museum was quaint and well kept. The staff were very friendly and the tour of facilities at... read more

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    28th August 2022
  • star rating  Small but perfectly formed - Not a long ride (yet!) but the locomotive and carriages were authentic and immaculate, the operating practices excellent, the views pleasant, and the staff extremely friendly. Delightful and an object... read more

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    3rd July 2022
  • star rating  We only had time for the £5 20 minute round trip on this little railway, but it was such great fun and really enjoyable. Staff were brilliant and it was... read more

    avatar thumb Linda P
    1st May 2022
  • star rating  Fabulous day out - Absolutely fabulous
    Spotlessly clean train and carriages
    Informative staff
    Very memorable day
    Thank you

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    18th April 2022
  • star rating  Narrow Gauge Gem - Friendly little railway in the lovely village of Corris. Only about 1 1/2 miles long currently but has an interesting history and definitely worth a visit. Can be reached by... read more

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    1st June 2021
  • star rating  Day trip - Great train 🚂 you could hop on and off at the various towns and explore.

    Plenty to do on the way for both a young child and a tween.... read more

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    2nd February 2020

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.


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 – 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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Falcon on the traverser
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 FundsThe Southern ExtensionF.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

On the running days shown on the timetable the museum is open half an hour before the departure of the first train and closes half an hour after the arrival back in Corris of the last train. Our shop will be open for the sale of books and gifts. Trains leave Corris Station at 11.00am, 12:00pm, 1.30pm, 2:30pm and 3.30pm. Round trips take approx. 50 minutes. 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


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.

2024 Photograph Archive
No 6 Is Prepared To Move Stock

2024 Photograph Archive
The Falcon Locomotive
2023 Photograph Archive
The Falcon Locomotive In Steam!

2023 Photograph Archive
2022 Photograph Archive
Loco No 5 in action at Corris

2022 Photograph Archive

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