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Tan y Bwlch Station Relaying

Tan y Bwlch Station Relaying

The Ffestiniog Railway was closed to traffic since the beginning of November and reopened temporarily between Christmas and New Year for the service trains to run.

During this closure period, major trackwork has been undertaken to renew the life-expired pointwork at both ends of the station, with the new points paid for by the Ffestiniog Railway Society, from a legacy received to support the railway’s infrastructure.

The bottom end points

The up line is used for all traffic

During this time, only the up line is available for traffic, so trains in both directions are using this line.

Linda and Merddin Emrys stand in the up line with a down train

Looking down towards the cutting

Further work will resume following the closure of the railway again in the New Year. Trains are not scheduled to run until March. In the meantime, lots of staff and volunteer time will be expended on ensuring the trackwork is completed here and elsewhere on the line.

The old pointwork ready for removal


Victorian Weekend, October 2016 Mini Gallery

Merddin Emrys and the Colonel Stephens train
Merddin and Taliesin at Minffordd
Trains pass at Tan y Bwlch
Palmerston Welsh Highland
Princess and Palmerston
Prince on Whistling Curve