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Llangollen Railway

7822 on Llangollen Railway 44806 departing from Berwyn Station on Llangollen Railway

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Llangollen, Denbighshire LL20 8SN

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www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

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Llangollen Railway is primarily a steam hauled Heritage Railway Line starting at Llangollen Station, located beside the Dee River Bridge, in Llangollen Town, the journey continues for 10 miles upstream, following the River Dee to the town of Corwen

The Railway remains close to the waters of the river for most of its length, crossing at the Dee Bridge, approximately one mile upstream from Llangollen. The line then climbs steeply to reach Berwyn Station, from where the climb continues, through Berwyn Tunnel to Deeside Halt - a request stop only. From here the line rises gently to Glyndyfrdwy Station and then on to Carrog. The line has recently been extended into the town of Corwen. This picturesque market town sits at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains at the western end of the Dee Valley. The railway is now fundraising for a newly built station building along with a run around loop at Corwen (phase two of the Corwen extension project).

Llangollen Railway was started in 1975 by a group of enthusiasts who saw the potential for a scenic heritage line through the Dee Valley.

The old main line closed in 1968. The track, signaling and much of the infrastructure was removed, although Llangollen, Berwyn and Carrog Station buildings survived.

The railway reopened in 1975 with an open day at Llangollen Station where 60 feet of track had been relaid. Berwyn was reached in 1985, Deeside in 1990, Glyndyfrdwy in 1993, Carrog in 1996 and Corwen in 2014.

Demolished infrastructure, such as the signal boxes at Llangollen Goods Junction, Deeside Halt, Glyndyfrdwy and Carrog were rebuilt from the ground up and are fully operational allowing multi train operation on gala days and busy weekends.