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Oswestry Update

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by ilvaporista, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. The Saggin' Dragon

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    So much potential for expansion but the line looks wonderful in its present abandoned condition too; there is something strangely fascinating about a disused line like this, not sure if it is the possibility of resurrection or the way that it is blending back into nature. Good photos, thanks for sharing them.
     
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    There is Photographic evidence that a "Britannia" once left Oswesty with a stone train.

    link - half way down

    The thought that this may have been along the track i walked - the very same rails - made it feel somewhat magical.
     
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    i was in the area yesterday so stopped at the station. there were about 8 young lads standing on the platform with some guy talking to them any idea who they were. cheers gav
     
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    Excellent project and i wish you all the best of luck with it. Is the intention to restore the platform to it's original length and will the second platform be restored in time? I am really quite interested in this project and shall watch with interest.

    On a side note Cogan Hall has not been forgotten and shall be painted when the weather improves, i have the paint in hand and one sunny weekend i will be painting her up with nice fresh green and black paint.
     
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    I am only a normal member so I will leave it someone better in the know to confirm.
    I think like most projects the only thing that stands in the way of many developments is money. Given the cash and the labour the three road layout is very possible.
    But before that the first part of the platform needs to be made ready for trains and the main line brought in to operation as far as the second bridge (Gasworks bridge/ Shrewsbury Road). Here is a short journey along the main line.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-YMfCSwznw&feature=related
     
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    i stopped off on saturday again and had a chat. offered my services and left my phone no. but not heard anything since. but i was informed of the plan to go to gobowen. if the 2 million grant from the council goes ahead. sounds good if it happens.
     
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    Just a quick note to inform you that the official Cambrian Heritage Railways website http://www.cambrianrailways.com/ has been updated with the latest from Oswestry.

    Also recently added are some pics of the progress being made at Peny Y Garreg Halt - the GWR-style country station that will allow passengers on the line from Llynclys to disembark for the first time [as opposed to an out & back run]. If you're into walking, this is sure to be of interest - it's a nice walk to Llanymynech, with its restored canal boat trip, limekilns & tramway remains. Please ask if you want me to tell you more...

    Hope it's of interest,

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    Hey Gav,

    Thanks for your interest :) May I suggest you call the ever-friendly & enthusiastic Volunteer Liaision Officer, Brian Rowe on 01691 670916. A retired railwayman, not only is he knowledegable & keen to share that never-ending bank of info, but he's also very approachable & knows how to get the best out of people. Put it this way, my late brother thought the world of him.

    Anyway, please let me know if you don't meet with any success.

    Hope this helps,

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    Great to see this project getting properly moving. Oswestry is such a stunning station. I was last there in the sixties, when it was still steam. It was a bit of a shock seeing what it's like now, even though the rational part of my brain expected it, having seen it all before at too many places round the country. Could I just make one small plea. Could someone please tell Darryl, it's a "railway station," not a "train station," which is a ghastly American import, unfortunately creeping into use.
    Other than that, all the best.

    jtx
     
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    i went down again and had a chat to nigel davies so will come down on a tuesday or thursday in two weeks time. so should be good. will try to get p way lookin good. cant wait to get down.
     
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    i was passing through today and i saw a group of people were on the platform. another group on the track and another group cutting trees towards gobowen. its great to see things moving. Will be good to see how it Will be at the end of the year. does anyone know when the platform Will be finished.
     
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    Things are moving along, the hope is to have a functioning platform by Easter. But I think that the full 12 (?) coach length will take more time and money. The surface is going down and nice to see it in blocks not just tarmac
    http://cambrianrailways.com/blog/
     
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    I'll second that.

    John.
     
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    I can live with 'Train Station' - it has a degree of logic to it - its use in this case may well be down to the age group of those involved? It seems to be not uncommon in the media these days. Only my opinion of course.
     
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    Platform surfacing continues
    http://cambrianrailways.com/blog/
    There are plans for a big track clearance 26/27 March to uncover the last seriously overgrown sections.
     

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