The first station to open was a temporary station to the east of the town, when the line from Denbigh opened in October 1864. A permanent station was opened by the Great Western Railway in May 1865. The station had two platforms and a signal box, and was a passing place on the single track line. Corwen was also the southern terminus of the Denbigh, Ruthin and Corwen Railway (DR&CR), which ran from Rhyl via Denbigh and Ruthin to Corwen, opening in 1864. 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 and C and there was a 1-ton 10 cwt crane. The former DR&CR route officially closed in 1963, although the line south of Ruthin was abandoned several years earlier after a landslide. Corwen station itself was scheduled to close under the Beeching Axe to passengers on Monday 18 January 1965, but it closed prematurely on Monday 14 December 1964 due to flood damage west of the station. The main station building and site survives mainly intact today. The trackbed was infilled, both main building wings and the toilets demolished, and the central section rebuilt to accommodate a showroom.
We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales!). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations. It is hoped this idea will spread across the country in the same way as the MMs….but if hiding one PLEASE BE SENSIBLE and remember that in this day and age, public transport is under greater scrutiny than ever before, so, although these caches should be quick and easy grabs, PLEASE don’t place a Cache where it could cause alarm!!!
The cache is a small container. Please be very careful retrieving and hiding the cache back as its a very busy place with loads of muggles about in season.
Beware of Muggles!
Bring a pen or pencil