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Sir Gareth Edwards drives a Corris Railway steam loco in new TV series

Sir Gareth and Lady Maureen Edwards filming at Corris Railway. Image: David Coleman, Corris Railway.

The first episode of a new BBC Wales TV series will feature Sir Gareth and Lady Maureen Edwards at the controls of a steam engine on the narrow gauge Corris Railway in Mid Wales.

TitledGareth Edwards Great Welsh Adventure’, the programme will be screened at 8.30pm on Tuesday, October 26. In addition to footage filmed at Corris Railway, the former Wales and British Lion rugby knight and his wife travel at higher speeds in a rally car and have a close up meeting with birds of prey.

The programme may be screened more widely on the national BBC network in the New Year.

Anyone who would like to emulate Sir Gareth and Lady Maureen and drive a Corris locomotive can do so via the ‘Your Railway For The Day’ package, which makes a great Christmas or birthday gift for people who have an interest in steam railways.

Groups of up to six people can drive steam, diesel and battery electric locomotives and try their hand at signalling or working as a guard for a day.