Into A New Year

After the golden moment on 27 December, when the two lengths of rail were joined at Bonwm, the reporting of the occasion provided good coverage in the regional media and was a considerable boost to interest in the early wholesale jerseys completion of the extension.

Another grand occasion occurred for volunteers on 2 January 2014 when a ballast train ran from Carrog to Bonwm.

For the first time since the scrap man’s train came through in 1968/69, a diesel locomotive and train paused at Things the site of the former Bonwm Halt. Later it proceeded west of under pass bridge 28 to drop stone on the newly laid track. Volunteers celebrated with a group photograph in front of wholesale jerseys the class 26 locomotive No.D5310 at the end of its run. The unexpected sight of a train on the section of track parallel with the A5 road generated a lot of excitement in Corwen as further confirmation of progress.

 Bridge 28A Repairs Completed

The contractors finished repairs to the brick arch and abutments Rabbits of the over bridge in early January and the scaffolding was dismantled on 5 January, although some final pointing of the lower layers remains to be done. The repair includes the provision of bat boxes to meet the environmental requirements for this protected species.

This opens up the way west for the final half mile of track into the Corwen station site and will involve the laying Jerseys of 46 panels of rail.

Track laying depends on the provision of further supplies of concrete sleepers and fittings, as well as base ballast, and sources for these are being investigated for early delivery. Good support has been received for the Sleeper Appeal organised by cheap jerseys volunteer Mr Paul Bailey and the Appeal  remains open for further contributions towards the £20,000 target.

Pending further track laying the volunteers are hard at work clearing the over grown vegetation on the sides of the cutting beyond Bridge 28A and on the final approach into the station site. Bridge wholesale nfl jerseys 29 has been rebuilt to provide pedestrian access to the riverside nature reserve.

Dwyrain Corwen East station site

The access on site of the contractors for the Corwen Flood Alleviation Scheme to provide an outflow into the River Dee neared completion in early January. Restatement of the level at the location of the former bridge 30, where out flow pipes were installed, is now complete and has allowed renewal of vehicle access from the Corwen end on to the trackbed.

On 15 January the Railway’s contractors marked out the locations of the footings for the bases of the five coach length platform. Excavations on the embankment quickly began and with concrete being poured completion in week ending 24 January is likely.

Completion of this section is dependent on the provision of materials and the continuing spell of mild weather. Based on past performance, half a mile of track can be laid by the volunteer work force in approximately twelve work days, equating to six weeks, once the base ballast is laid and sleepers are distributed along the length.

The application of resources, both manpower and financial, are the key elements to the completion of this project. If you wish to help your donation for the Corwen Sleepers Appeal can be made Configuring by cheque, payable Llangollen Railway Trust Ltd, and addressed to: Mr P Bailey. Dolwen, Bryneglwys, Corwen, Denbs, LL21 9LY. Gift Aiding your donation will add to the financial benefit obtained.

Photographs to illustrate this review will be found on the Enthusiast and Archive section of this website.

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