September update

The Final Push

New platform at Abergwili Junction

New platform at Abergwili Junction

September 2014

Work continues on the Abergwili Junction extension as we move into the final exciting phase of this development.

The last 1/4 mile of trackbed has now been graded and over 500 tonnes of ballast has been spread at the platform and trackbed heading north towards the present rail head.

Track laying will commence on the 25th September with the aim of laying the rails to the Abergwili Junction site after an absence of 37 years, the rails having been lifted in 1977!

Further down the line (towards Bronwydd) the track has been run through with a Plasseur Tamper, the largest machine ever to visit the railway. Dips have been corrected, levels adjusted and ballast packed. The track still requires some adjustment but is now generally in good shape.

Attention is now turning to some of the important finishing touches, such as the GWR style "Abergwili Junction" sign so that our passengers know where they are! This has recently been installed.

Erecting new running board Abergwili7

No date has yet been set for the opening but the job list is getting shorter!


Testimonials

Gwili Steam Railway, Bronwydd Arms Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT. Tel (01267) 238213 (Mon-Fri-10am-4pm)