Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Sheff, Mar 25, 2011.
Thanks, will deffo be paying a visit at some point during that week then.
Thanks for the info Tim, all I need now is sunshine!
Just curious about the ongoing cob works, the low concrete wall on the seaward side of the cob. I have no idea how deep it is below the top surface, do I take it that a new section is going to be made on the new seaward edge and the old broken out back to where the widening starts?
I think it would be fair to assume that wall will be removed! I have to confess, Andrew's time-lapse updates are compulsive viewing! It looks like all the granite wave protection is now in place and the top surface is being dressed. Track soon?
Old wave wall will be removed and a new one constructed after the widened section has had time to settle - probably in the autumn. The new king point can't be installed until then as there isn't room. Today's vid might be the last full-length one. Basically just tidying up today, with a few last armour stones being placed.
Hi Andrew, the cobcam has been epic, now that the 1st phase is over will the webcam be going back to normal?
Pix from Saturday and Sunday's activities at Blaenau 30 now up on Facebook
Blaenau 30 | Facebook
Hugh Napier launch on the TV yesterday. BBC, ITV and S4C news.
Hugh Napier Launch - 11.5.12 - ITV / BBC / S4C News Reports - YouTube
I couldn't help noticing that the archive footage actualy showed Michael at "Dinorwic".
I'm sure that Iorwerth would have forgiven the the relevant TV Researchers the error. After all, his wish was to see the Fourth Lord steam again. Now, I wonder what the next rebuild in the TLC will be?
And 134. And 138. And the C2. And Bill. And Ben. And 9. And.... Probably Prince out first though.
What about the old Pony? There was talk but .....
Forgive my ignorance, but is there something special about Hugh ?, don't usually see that hype for most Quarry Hunslets.
She belongs to the National Trust, so I think their publicity gear has been behind this.
Except as you will read below, it wasn't.
It would be nice if the NT loaned HN to the Penrhyn Railway folk once they have a line long enough to run on.
Without wishing to be immodest, the launch event was the work of the F&WHR, as was all the media coverage, including locating the three ex-Penrhyn drivers.
Fair enough, my rampant speculation proves false once again! Good on you all.
Pic from Monday...
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Saturday evening at Tan y Bwlch. The longest gravity train in the preservation era - 52 wagons - pauses for water on the journey up to the summit.
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