Machynlleth, The Corris Railway 1899

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Caption for Machynlleth, The Corris Railway 1899: Corris, which gave its name to the Welsh narrow-gauge railway line, is a slate-quarrying village in the valley of the Afon Dulas. Slates are used here not just for roofing but for numerous other purposes, including fencing. The narrow gauge railway ran from Machynlleth to Corris. It was opened in 1859 and closed, following flooding, in 1948. This locomotive is now used on the Tal-y-Llyn railway.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

Memories of Machynlleth


I don't suppose there are many of us left now! I was an evacuee, and attended the County School. I was there for four years. How I remember the photographs of Maengwyn Street, Penrallt Street and the town clock - where the farmers used to congregate on Saturday afternoon and evening. The wooden benches at the (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Machynlleth, The Corris Railway 1899: Corris, which gave its name to the Welsh narrow-gauge railway line, is a slate-quarrying village in the valley of the Afon Dulas. Slates are used here not just for roofing but for numerous other purposes, including fencing. The narrow gauge railway ran from Machynlleth to Corris. It was opened in 1859 and closed, following flooding, in 1948. This locomotive is now used on the Tal-y-Llyn railway.

An extract from North Wales Photographic Memories.

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