Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.
Draught excluders and beading now being fitted to interiors.
Work continues on GWR 216 with all the droplights now in cherry red gloss. The next stage is to fit the side felt to them and insert in the doors. Meanwhile all the other interior jobs (draught excluders, door posts, picture frames and upholstery) continue to progress. After this the waistline beading will complete the carriage externally aside from final brass fittings.
Meanwhile we are busy at Abergwili Junction and are clearing the site of the carriage shed as a contractor has now been appointed and will be moving in before the end of the month. The work involved will be a new access road, car park and the foundations for the carriage shed and is expected to last for several months.
I can't seem to find the details but what does this money go towards and what are the wider plans for Abergwili Junction?
funds are for the Abergwili site; and the works compromise the following
construction of an access off the A485 road into the site ;
Construction of the car park ; and
foundations for the carriage shed.
The aim with the site is to have a new access point to the railway, a larger car park and the new carriage shed all up and running next year. Over time we plan to expand the facilities further.
Will there be a loco shed at AJ or a loco stabled there? Or is the plan to run a loco light from BA to collect carriages and form the train at AJ?
Loco shed will remain at Bronwydd Arms due to proximity of hospital at Abergwili and the fact we have set up the MPD facilities there.
Thanks Matt. I know it was there but didn't seem clear. Is there a webpage for Abergwili developments? Because I'd follow that.
no webpage as such but we will have a blog to chart the progress on site.
Attached is the overall site plan.
Thanks Matt. I was thinking of the 'webpage' more ephemerally like a blog.
Looking at the plan, it appears there might be space fora second platform there. Is that in the longer-term plan?
yes the plan shows two platforms, currently the down platform is built and used but the up platform is still to be built. Probably won’t get done in this round of works.
Hi matt, in the plans, it shows a tea room and toilet block, would the plan be to move the ones in bronwydd to abergwili?
Love the plans, this will be the making of the railway!
yes, that’s the plan, we will move the cafe and toilet block to Abergwili to provide facilities pending further additions.
First “work” entry on the blog.
Misc news updates
1. Haulwen boiler progressing at Flour Mill, also the chassis work continues in the shed with springs and cross heads removed
2. work ongoing at Cranmore on our latest acquisition RU 1949
3. work ongoing at the Abergwili site.
Also TVR220 now back in the shed with GWR 216 with the aim to get both looking the part by the end of September.
Looking at the Abergwili future plans include a train shed over the platforms? Or am I not looking at it right? If I am looking at it right it would be an interesting centre piece one day.
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