The new Steam Locomotive for the Corris Railway – “Falcon” Locomotive No. 10; The UK’s and possibly the World’s newest steam locomotive at the end of August 2023.
Having had one steam locomotive constructed and at work from August 2005 there was a pause to enjoy the success and look to the future. It was decided to have a second steam engine to make sure that maintenance, scheduled or unplanned, would not mean a steamless day for the most important people on the Railway – the passengers.
Some 12 years and £400,000 later the “Falcon” Locomotive No. 10 was delivered to Maespoeth Junction at 4:00pm on Wednesday 30th August 2023 having been primarily built at the workshops of Alan Keef Limited, Lea, Ross-on-Wye with various components fabricated by the many and varied skills of Corris Railway volunteers.
Authored by Corris Railway Press Officer John Simms this booklet contains 36 pages, many with colour photographs and covers the period from 2009 which culminated in the delivery of the “Falcon” locomotive with its initial testing, trials and first weekend of operational passenger services.
All proceeds from the sales of this book will be donated to the Falcon Locomotive Appeal Fund.