Water tank installed at Corwen

THE latest milestone in the construction of the Llangollen Railway’s Corwen East station was reached on June 12 when the new 2,000-gallon pillar-type water tower was installed.

The new water tower at Corwen East station after installation on June 12. GEORGE JONES

The five-tonne tower, fabricated by Barnett Engineering Ltd of Rhosllanerchrugog, was erected at the eastern end of the new platform 2 onto a pre-prepared concrete base, and serves as a visual statement of intent.

When fully connected the tower will draw water from a specially drilled bore hole and be capable of replenishing locomotives on either of the station’s loop lines.

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Installation was completed in around two hours, although a sump and drain-away will still need to be created before the tank can be trial filled for the first time.

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