Llangollen Station during the refurbishment 2004 to 2006. Pictures from the Original Website


Llangollen pre-closure Llangollen station in 1975 Llangollen station in 1985 Llangollen station in 1999

 “Then and now":

Upper Left: Llangollen Station about 1900 during the refurbishment and expansion, (Ray Davies collection) Upper Right: Llangollen Station in 2006 (John Rutter)

Middle Left: undated (pre-closure), Middle Right: 1975, Lower Left: c. 1985 and Lower Right: 1999 scenes at Llangollen contrasted. The train on the pre-closure shot is hauled by 7822 Foxcote Manor. (LR archives, Bill Shakespeare, Martin Hewitt, and John Joyce)

Llangollen Station, situated on the North Bank of the River Dee, just upstream from the famous Llangollen Bridge. Panorama taken on 25th November 2007

Photo - John Rutter

The water tank on Platform 2 at Llangollen, scaffolded ready for the volunteers to carry out 3 weeks of repairs and refurbishment.

7th November 2007

Picture - George Jones

Platform One at Llangollen out of action for a new water main to be laid.

Photo - George Jones

Left: Platform 2, Llangollen Station; Middle The view of the river from platform 2 on 12th May 2008. To the left is the famous Llangollen Bridge over the River Dee, leading into the town centre. Access to this bridge is up the station ramp and turn right, over the bridge - see right hand picture

Photos and panorama creation - John Rutter

The Green Lane Bridge end of Llangollen Station, left showing the ramp and signalling and right during a Diesel Gala with 46010 about to start away up the line.

Photos - John Rutter

Another facility in the main station building on platform 1.

The Robertson Suite - available for hire as a venue for Weddings, functions or training. Here it is being used for a training session for new volunteers on Llangollen Station as an introduction to working on the railway. They will have to take the PTS test before being allowed to work at rail level in addition to this introduction.

Photo - John Rutter

!3th September 1975 - Austin 1 delivered and waiting for track to be laid

Photo Bryan Johnson Archive

4th September 1976 - track laying under way

Photo Bryan Johnson Archive

1st February 2004. 7754 pulls away with the service train

Photo John Rutter

11th March 2006. Diesel Gala. 37240 pulls into platform 1.

Photo - John Rutter

2007. The office on platform 2. The end of the line under the Dee Bridge. Llangollen Signal Box

Photos - John Rutter

2008.  Foxcote Manor runs round the Santa Special. No2 Platform running in board with the Dee Bridge behind. Showing how close the railway is to the River Dee. View from the footbridge.

Photos - John Rutter

Llangollen Station is the Railway’s main terminus and home to the Locomotive Shed and Shed Yard. It also houses the railway’s offices and  commercial functions.

It is located alongside the famous 13th Century bridge over the River Dee (much widened in the following centuries) on the North bank of the river and is a well known suntrap (ideal for drinking tea and watching the world go by).

The station was originally built in 1865 by the Llangollen and Corwen Railway Company and then modernised and expanded by the Great Western Railway in 1900.

Link to Google Maps to view the station from satelite

PLEASE NOTE: The railway does not appear (at all) on the Google MAP, but is shown quite clearly on the satelite image. The location of the station on its ledge by the river can be appreciated from this wiew.

Above: 37901 and Jesse

Below: 80136

Above: Wickham DMU Set leaving platform 2

Below: 1450 and  9466

Above: painting the white lines at the start of the 2007 season

Below: 80136 eases the Demonstration Freight out of Platform 2

Above: Painting platform seats at the start of the 2007 season

Below: 78019 arrives in Platform 1

Driver Gordon Francis and Fireman Charlie Brook on 34081 in Platform 1