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April 2017 Drains Gang Updates

20 May 2017

Attendees to the Volunteering event

The main working party in April was over Easter weekend, from 15 April onwards.

One of the first jobs was up at Tan y Bwlch, where there is a new drain chamber on the down line under the footbridge.

The new drain chamber under construction And completed

Minffordd yard new drainage

We have dug and plumbed in a new drain along the seaward wall of the Goods Shed in Minffordd yard. A huge benefit of working in Minffordd yard is the raw materials we use are stored there, including our stocks of piping. There is currently a significant amount tidied next to the wall in the Waggon Tracks shed to allow lines 4 and 5 to be laid.

New piping along the front of the Goods Shed The covered trench

The chamber is being extended to take the pipe further away from the wall than the old pipe.

Inside the Waggon Tracks Shed You can see some of the refurbished walls of the goods shed The finished chamber Work completed

New Volunteers Weekend

Over the weekend of 23/24 April there was a new volunteer weekend held on the railway.

Down in Minffordd yard this involved Daffydd Thomas & David Firth give a demonstration of Track laying and Miles Orton talks about Trackside Drainage to the potential new volunteers.

An introduction to tracklaying And a talk about drains
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