Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.
Saturday 2/4/16 Bowmac going in. Only a couple left at this end to do...
completely out of interest, bowmac looks new, do you have any information on the company who manufactured it ,costings etc you could give me by mail, thanks
The crossing surface is finished, the gates are back on and all ready to go...
Hats off to the gang for a professional job in a tight timescale
Sorry no pics yet but there is one on the official FB page
The crossing job was the last major one for the extension, a lot of smaller jobs left but we are working through them
In other news the railway's TSO is due out of the shed after a 6 month refit, next in the DMU car.
The completed level crossing at Bronwydd Arms. Just the lining out to be done.
Looking really good... The council will have to install their own speed humps now we have got rid of all the pot-holes
Out of interest is there the ability to pass at this station? If not where will the passing sections be on the line? Cheers Gav.
At the moment the loop isn't signalled to allow trains to pass, we could park a non-passenger/ECS in the loop with a service train going the other way. For conventional passing of trains, we would have to upgrade part of the loop and signal accordingly. We might look at this once the extension is open, depending on demand etc.
Well done , this looks good. Heading your way later this month and it shouldn't be too difficult to persuade my wife to take a ride. To assist me in my persuasive mission, can anyone please recommend a nice pub that does food?
Try the Holybrook in Bronwydd, same village as the railway but about a mile up the road.
The TSO has now emerged from the shed in southern green (dining train livery), the DMU car has now taken its place for some work.
On the extension more rail replacement is underway and the crossing has had white lines added.
Other work on the extension is planned shortly, we are hoping to open this year with a good wind, no definite dates yet though!
For a piece of nostagia here is a picture of what I believe is Taff Vale Railway coach 220 taken at Bronwydd Arms in 1978
A Big Thank You for all those Gwili Railwaymen and Women who made a great day greater!
The ride back was great fun!
An official update on the extension
Some more pictures taken at Bronwydd Arms in 1978. Apologies for the poor quality.
Some usefull local publicity
Some good news, we have been awarded a grant towards the cost of an engine shed and therefore with the match funding raised, we should be in a position to commence work on this project shortly. A very welcome development!
This is the most excellent news!
Excellent News ! Any ideas of where it's going to go ? (im guessing Bronwydd Arms) or what kind of structure it will be ? Just need to have 5542 for next season to top it off now
Yes will be at Bronwydd, 75ft long steel structure so can accommodate 2 x austerity locos.
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