The Branch Line Society


Llangollen Shunter Shuttle - 29th September 2018

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'D1566' (47449) running round beneath Castle St Bridge at the Llangollen Railway eastern end - a non passenger section covered by our brakevan trip, stabled left.<br>[&copy; Tom Gilby 2018]

'D13265' (08185) at Llangollen.<br>[&copy; Tom Gilby 2018]

Llangollen Goods Jn, the Goods Yard branch climbs to the left, straight on left is the Empty Carriage Siding (as can be seen it wasn't!), right is the running line to Llangollen station. The far left line is to Pentrefelin Sidings behind the photographer.<br>[&copy; Tom Gilby 2018]

Ascending the Llangollen Goods branch looking east towards Llangollen with the River Dee in the background. The coaches are the ones on the Empty Carriage Siding.<br>[&copy; Tom Gilby 2018]

Llangollen Goods, on the north most line, furthest from the running line.<br>[&copy; Tom Gilby 2018]

33102 at the soon to be closed Corwen East 'temporary' station looking west towards the end of line. Beyond the buffer stops work is in progress on the permanent Corwen terminus.<br>[&copy; Tom Gilby 2018]

Looking west from the stop blocks during an inspection (no trains running); the new Corwen station, with an island platform and subway access, is on the trackbed of the line to Barmouth Junction (now Morfa Mawddach).(Rest of pictures all Major Ian Hughes, Green Dragon Rail)<br>[&copy; Major Ian Hughes 2018]

The other (west) end of Corwen station looking east towards Llangollen has a brand new water tower. The left hand platform track continues beyond the island platform and will join up with the track through the right hand platform (it could be a through station one day!)<br>[&copy; Major Ian Hughes 2018]

The new signal box.<br>[&copy; Major Ian Hughes 2018]

The new end of line (SJ 0793 4360) at Corwen looking west, near where the line from Rhyl/Chester via Denbigh and Ruthin once trailed in from the right. As can be seen, the railway underbridge has gone over Green Lane ahead (its far side abutment can be seen ahead).<br>[&copy; Major Ian Hughes 2018]

OS 1" to the mile 7th Series (1960). Carrog station is lower middle right towards Llangollen, the original station at Corwen (left) CP 14 Dec 1964 and is now an Ifor Williams Trailer showroom. The pink spot is the current Corwen East station and the bright green spot is the new end of line. Green Lane (with the missing bridge) is the yellow 'C' road under the railway. The line top left went to Denbigh.