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Author Topic: Llangollen Railway: heritage line, Llangollen to Carrog - and Corwen  (Read 10198 times)
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« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2019, 07:53:39 am »

Possibly hit the sales of growbags?
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« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2019, 01:08:17 am »

What with?

With what, surely?  Wink Cheesy Grin
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« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2019, 12:29:32 am »

With what, surely?  Wink Cheesy Grin

Wotsit, that's what.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2019, 05:20:04 pm »


Fair enough - but begs the new question "why is the gap no longer needed for access?". 

IIRC they've built a new access route that doesn't cross the railway.
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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2019, 06:05:16 am »

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A 45-year project to build a railway line between two Denbighshire towns is due to be completed.

Ten miles (16km) of the Llangollen steam railway line has been rebuilt between Llangollen and Corwen, with a platform created at the end.

Earlier this year, the final 10,000 was raised to fill a gap in the embankment between the new Corwen station and the rest of the line.

Work on the line is due to formally finish on Tuesday.

Congratulations to them.   I suppose the Rueben to Llangollen section is too far gone to consider a relink to the national network?
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« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2019, 08:27:50 am »

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A 45-year project to build a railway line between two Denbighshire towns is due to be completed.

Ten miles (16km) of the Llangollen steam railway line has been rebuilt between Llangollen and Corwen, with a platform created at the end.

Earlier this year, the final 10,000 was raised to fill a gap in the embankment between the new Corwen station and the rest of the line.

Work on the line is due to formally finish on Tuesday.

Congratulations to them.   I suppose the Rueben to Llangollen section is too far gone to consider a relink to the national network?

The worst bit is in Llangollen itself just east of the Railway bridge.  Too far gone I think. 
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« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2019, 10:10:57 am »

Yes, a fair bit of building on the line at both ends unfortunately. The stuff in Ruabon could be fixed by CPOing half a dozen houses and knocking them down, but as ellendune says, Llangollen is more difficult. The trackbed used to be wedged between the canal and the A539 on one side, and the River Dee on the other; it's now been comprehensively built over, and the limited space available means you'd have to knock everything down in order to reinstate the railway.

Unfortunately I think this is pretty much as far as the Llangollen Railway will ever go.

Further west, though, Bala-Trawsfynydd (with a diversion round the reservoir) would make a truly excellent cycle route...
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