CRS volunteers also constructed the Victorian styled passenger carriages that Falcon will haul on its journeys. Neighbouring Talyllyn Railway, which shares the same unusual track gauge of two feet and three inches as the Corris, also helped with the project.
Following the launch weekend, the new locomotive will work on Saturdays and Sundays in September and then every Saturday until October 21.
Trains will leave Corris station for the journey along part of the Dulas Valley to Maespoeth Junction at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm. Tickets can be booked in advance from www.corris.co.uk where more information about the revival of the railway can be seen.
Corris Railway, which was closed by British Railways in 1948, is a member of the Great Little Trains of Wales and MWT Cymru, an independent organisation that represents 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia.
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