If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

The Gwili Railway thread

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    Draught excluders and beading now being fitted to interiors.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. thb17

    thb17 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    136
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    carmarthen/bath
    Here here
     
  3. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    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.

    regards

    Matt
     

    Attached Files:

  4. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
  5. Paul Grant

    Paul Grant Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    504
    Location:
    Fife
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  6. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    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.

    regards

    Matt
     
    ghost likes this.
  7. ghost

    ghost Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,352
    Likes Received:
    3,642
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    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?
    Thanks
     
  8. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    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.

    regards

    Matt
     
    ghost likes this.
  9. Paul Grant

    Paul Grant Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    504
    Location:
    Fife
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thanks Matt. I know it was there but didn't seem clear. Is there a webpage for Abergwili developments? Because I'd follow that.
     
  10. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    no webpage as such but we will have a blog to chart the progress on site.
    Attached is the overall site plan.

    Regards

    Matt
     

    Attached Files:

    mdewell likes this.
  11. ghost

    ghost Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,352
    Likes Received:
    3,642
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Thanks Matt
     
  12. Paul Grant

    Paul Grant Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2010
    Messages:
    663
    Likes Received:
    504
    Location:
    Fife
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Thanks Matt. I was thinking of the 'webpage' more ephemerally like a blog.
     
  13. alexl102

    alexl102 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2019
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Leeds
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Looking at the plan, it appears there might be space fora second platform there. Is that in the longer-term plan?
     
  14. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    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.

    regards

    Matt
     
  15. thb17

    thb17 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2012
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    136
    Occupation:
    student
    Location:
    carmarthen/bath
    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!
     
  16. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    yes, that’s the plan, we will move the cafe and toilet block to Abergwili to provide facilities pending further additions.
     
    thb17 likes this.
  17. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
  18. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    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.

    regards

    Matt
     

    Attached Files:

  19. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,504
    Likes Received:
    2,602
    Occupation:
    Solicitor
    Location:
    South Wales
    Also TVR220 now back in the shed with GWR 216 with the aim to get both looking the part by the end of September.

    regards

    Matt
     

    Attached Files:

  20. ady

    ady Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,245
    Likes Received:
    220
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Post office
    Location:
    South
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    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.
     

Share This Page