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June 2018

A traditional style of water tank, as used in the steam era, has been delivered by Barnett Engineering of Rhosllanerchrugog to the Llangollen Railway’s Corwen station project.

The cylindrical water tank sitting on top of a column is designed to hold 2,000 gallons of water for rapid delivery to replenish the tanks of a steam locomotive. Standing seven metres high, the completed facility weighs in at five tonnes. It incorporates a modern gate value delivery system and will draw water from a borehole sited next to the railway at Corwen. The structure has been built to modern standards using fabrication and welding methods to meet current regulatory requirements.

Managing Director, Steve Barnett, said, “When we were asked to construct this steam-age item of equipment we thought it a little unusual, but the job was accepted as a challenge. However, it proved well within our capacity to design and manufacture and the completed job is now ready for delivery to Corwen where it will be installed at the new station site.”