Far Left - the water tower installed on prepared footings has changed the appearance of the station site completely.

Above Left and Right - Platform one developments: Left the west end of the platform with the rails in place. Right: Towards the east end, footings lfor the platform wall laid and sleepers in place.

Below Left: The view along the edge of platform 2 with the new water tower at the far end.

All photos - Jeff Albiston. July 2018

Aerial Photos of the site in August 2018

All pictures by Dewi Davis,

 taken in August 2018

Clockwise from the Top:

1) The view west showing the water tower in situ

2) The view east to Dwyrain Corwen East, the temporary platform for the operating railway.

3) The signal box locking room under construction. The signal box top has now been landed (Nov 2018)

4) The view west to the end of the line at Green Bridge gap

5) The view east from over the subway entrance


BRIDGING THE GAP – THE MISSING LINK



As we come to the conclusion of the island platform and loop line build, the Project’s focus turns to the infamous Gap in the embankment, long seen as the big obstruction on the trackbed.


Originally bulldozed through to provide alternative access to the Sewage Farm, the gap was further eroded in 2013 by contractors for the Corwen Flood Relief Scheme and has since provided the essential access for the road delivery of materials for the project. Recently it offered the only route for the Water Tower and Signal box cabin to be brought in for installation.


Early in 2019 a contractor to delivered and compacted the spoil to reinstate the embankment for the connection of the two railheads and the laying of a parallel extended siding.


With a length of 150 metres and a mean depth of 3 metres,  requiring  1000  tonnes at a total cost of £10,000.


Help with financing this final challenge in completing the Corwen terminus is again sought from Supporters following the success of the Tenner for a Tonne Appeal which has financed the platform infill.


The difference is the time is shorter and the only reward for supporters will be the sight of the train arriving at the new station across the final frontier, something we are all waiting for!


With your help we will bridge the Gap and more Tenners for a Tonne of spoil to support this Appeal will be welcomed by our Treasurer,

Mr Paul Bailey, ‘Dolwen’, Bryn Eglwys, Corwen LL21 9LY


The volunteer construction crew demonstrate the width of the gap which has to be filled.

The ‘Tenner for a Ton’ fundraising for the platform infill has reached its target and is now  switched to raise money for the embankment filling.

Photo - George Jones

Pictures, from Top Left. The end of the running line with a temporary stop. The road-railer before the crossing. The Road-railer on the crossing looking east. The crossing before the east end of the platform. View east from Platform 2. View west from the headshunt points. The Roadrailer at the Green Lane, western end of the railway.

Photos by George Jones, Peter Jump and Phillip Hebson.


Pictures of filling The Gap

Left: The signal box top in position surrounded by the construction crew 27th October 2018


Right: Signal Box and Water Tower 10th November 2018

Photo - John Rutter

Left: Station Building and Signal Box 10th November 2018


Right: Station Building and Subway  10th November 2018

Photos - John Rutter

Above Left: View from the end of the platform on 17th November.

Right: Dwyrain Corwen East dismantling under way.

Above Left: Part of Platform 1 wall leaving space for vehicular access.

Right: Foundations for the platform building at the west end on 25th November.

All pictures above - George Jones

Platform, Water tower and Signal Box Progress

January Photos clockwise from above.

1) Superstructure support saddles in place

2) Saddles in place either side of the subway steps

3) Platform building floor being laid

4) Platform building floor being laid

5) Platform floor completed

All photos George Jones

The buffer stops removed and put to one side ready for installation on the end of the headshunt once the Gap is filled.

Photos George Jones

Site progress in May 2019. An aerial photo taken from the West end and looking East. Progress on filling The Gap continues.

Photo - Dewi Davies

LEFT: The final piece of the Up platform face being built 16th July 2019

RIGHT: The columns for the cover over the stair from the subway installed; early July 2019


Pictures George Jones