Would you like to see passenger trains running south of Maespoeth?
If so, you can help turn dreams into reality by donating to this appeal. There are numerous items that need to be funded, ranging from rail fixings to sleepers, fishplates to ballast; plus the Transport & Works Order needed for these works to commence.
|Rail Fixings per sleeper||£15.00|
|Fishplates & bolts (per joint)||£32.00|
|One tonne of stone ballast||£26.00|
|1 complete 10 metre track length||£795.00|
By clicking on the “Donate” button you can really make a difference!
If you would like to support the Extension but would like to do so without buying track components we can offer tickets for a historic special train which has yet to run and for which we have no departure time as yet. Or you can “travel” on a non-existent train and acquire some nice and unusual artwork. Intrigued? Read on….
We have tickets to sell for the first train to storm up the 1 in 30 of Maespoeth Bank, once we have rebuilt it. The maximum number of seats is 76, depending on the comparative speeds of construction for the new carriages and the Extension. They are available now at a price of £500 each which goes into building the section to run the train on. The earliest date of operation is 2020 and it could be later. There are initial thoughts of a full scale celebration including a one-off Edmondson card ticket, certificate of authenticity and a buffet in the carriage shed at Maespoeth Junction. If you would like to take part in this piece of history please send a cheque value £500 and payable to the Corris Railway to David Coleman, Brynderw, Aberlleffenni, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 9RR.
The Corris Concept Coaches
The idea behind the Corris Concept Coaches is to encourage donations by offering in return a bit of fun and some keepsake documents, nice enough to display.
Those who participate in this conceptual artwork, by travelling in imagination over the unrestored Corris Railway line, validate their participation by donating money towards the cost of extending the Railway.
Receive a numbered certificate individually signed both by the artist and our President, Christopher Awdry.
They also receive a map with a full explanation of the artwork, and a ticket to ride their virtual journey. These documents form a limited edition of 500. Of these 50 form a much more limited edition with numbered seats on the very first virtual train. Some of these 50 are already reserved for VIPs.
For standard certificates, numbers 51 – 500, the suggested minimum donation is a modest £10.00, with the expected range of donations being from £10.00 to £20.00. The amount of the donation will be recorded upon the certificate.
For the scarce and more elaborate premium certificates, donations of above £30.00 are expected.
Both types of certificates are available to non-members; this offer is being promoted and advertised elsewhere. It would be wise therefore not to delay, especially if one of the premium certificates is desired.