Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway Operations

Mini Trackbash Nov 2002 - 22/11/02 & 25/11/02

On Friday 22nd November a small gang assembled at Pendre with an engineering train before heading up the line to Fach Goch. The task, to continue with the relaying at the bottom of Cynfal Bank. During the day nearly 6 length (11 rails) were crowed to shape, tools gathered up, the closure length removed, plant loaded and delivered and the first length prepared for rolling. On the Saturday with a much larger gang we relayed 6 lengths and continued with the crowing. All the required sleepers had been predrilled during the Autumn Outdoor Week and placed close by. Sunday again saw a smaller gang however we still managed to nearly complete a further 4 lengths and ballast part of the previous days work. The few remaining gang members on the Monday completed the tenth length and made the closure, before progressing with the ballasting work. After lunch 6 of the 10 lengths completed were tamped with the Matisa. The tools & spare fixings were loaded up along with bobcat skid steer returned to Pendre. A great success very many thanks to the organisers for conceiving the idea and rounding up the troops...

Very many thanks are due to the gang which gave 40 people days over the 4 days.

Keith Theobald

Friday 22 November
Graham in van 6 ... and Rob Bill driving No 10 at Fach Goch
Malcolm directs the Bobcat off the Bowflat ... from a different angle ... and again

Information last updated 28 April 2015

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