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The Gwili Railway thread

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

  1. Matt78

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    Platform work ongoing with the brick layer beneath copers now progressing.
     

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    Looking good! I notice the post about 6430 has 1.3k likes already - panniers are a popular choice on the gwili!
     
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    Visited Cranmore and ESR today to check progress on our CK, very impressed with Railway itself and work ongoing.
     

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    Platform one now ready for the edging stones
     

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    The wooden framed building is in an interesting state. What's its origins?
     
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    The platform continues to progress, and elsewhere Taff Vale 220 sees work ongoing to the doors with a new (grey) guards door and bumpers fitted.

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    Another arial view showing the platform to good effect.

    regards

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    What is the plan with this platform? When will it come into public use, signalling, buildings etc?
     
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    the new platform is intended to be open as soon as possible, although it may be touch and go for Easter.

    There are plans for permanent buildings although as you can imagine there’s been a lot of recent expenditure on the car park, carriage shed and new platform so a consolidation period will likely follow for now.

    we hope the Treforest footbridge will arrive with us later this year as a project to connect the platforms and provide a little more heritage atmosphere.

    Abergwili is unlikely to be signalled in the short or medium term with the railways signal box located at Bronwydd Arms next to the level crossing.

    regards

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    First sub base on

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    As Easter gets closer work is ongoing. Yesterday the platform road, formerly the loop, was jacked and packed. This coming week work starts on the edging stones and the tactile paving.

    meanwhile at Bronwydd “Haulwen” is starting to come back together with work ongoing to re-wheel the loco.

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    6430 out and about today after passing steam test, also the platform continues to progress.
     

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    Another milestone as the first train enters platform one to check the clearances.
     

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    As the clock ticks down towards Easter progress continues. The white line has been painted (a dry day found at last!) and the first lamp post erected. The tactile paving arrived as well ready to be installed.
     

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    Wow! Looks good. Have you got enough lampposts to finish the new platform? It really looks great! What a great addition.

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    MK1 SK 25743 has arrived for a 2 year stay. Meanwhile the platform work continues with the tactile paving going down today and surfacing starting tomorrow.

    regards

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    And a photo
     

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    Some more pictures including more shots of the platform, refurbished seats ready to install in our BSK and the SK just arrived.
     

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    The new surface has been laid today. All set for the first day of the season on Thursday!
     

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