Carrog railway station

Carrog railway station in Denbighshire, Wales, was formerly a station on the Ruabon to Barmouth line. A camping coach was positioned here by the Western Region from 1956 to 1962.[2] It was to have closed to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965 but closed prematurely on 14 December 1964 due to flood damage. According to the Official Handbook of Stations the following classes of traffic were being handled at this station in 1956: G, P, F, L, H, C but there was no crane.[3]

Station on heritage railway
General information
LocationCarrog, Denbighshire
Coordinates52°58′54″N 3°18′56″W / 52.9817°N 3.3155°W / 52.9817; -3.3155
Grid referenceSJ117435
Operated byLlangollen Railway
Original companyLlangollen and Corwen Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Western Railway
Key dates
1 May 1865[1]Opened
4 May 1964Closed to goods
14 Dec 1964[1]Closed to passengers
2 May 1996Reopened

It was reopened in 1996 as part of the preserved Llangollen Railway. It is a passing place on the single line and has a signal box. On re-opening it became the terminus of the preserved line but became an intermediate station with the completion of the extension to Corwen East, in October 2014. Due to engineering works relating to the reopening of Corwen, Carrog again became the terminus of the line in 2019.[4] It regained its intermediate status once again in June 2023 when the new Corwen station opened. [5]

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Preceding station    Heritage railways Following station
Corwen   Llangollen Railway   Glyndyfrdwy
Disused railways
Bonwm Halt   Great Western Railway
Ruabon Barmouth Line

References edit

  1. ^ a b Butt 1995, p. 55.
  2. ^ McRae 1998, p. 112.
  3. ^ 1956, Official Handbook of Stations, British Transport Commission
  4. ^ "Timetables". Llangollen Railway. Retrieved 10 July 2019.
  5. ^ Holden, Michael (2 June 2023). "Photos as Llangollen Railway steams into Corwen". RailAdvent. Retrieved 3 June 2023.

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