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  • Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle Section Meeting - Track and Structures Maintenance on the Talyllyn Railway
  • Phil Benzie
  • Track and Structures Maintenance on the Talyllyn Railway (David Ventry, Talyllyn Railway)

    The Talyllyn Railway is a 2 feet 3 inch gauge steam heritage railway in Mid Wales, where everything is around half main line size (the bridges in particular are small but interesting) but all the issues and challenges are the same. This presentation will illustrate the techniques used in the maintenance and renewal of track by mainly manual methods, assisted by some mechanisation. Particular reference will be made to recent relaying work undertaken between Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, and also at Brynglas station in association with an underbridge reconstruction and level crossing renewal. The impacts of water and heat on operations will feature in the presentation, and off-track matters and sheep will also play a part. 

    Meeting from 17:30 for a 18:00 start

    ***Please note change of venue***

  • 18/02/2020 17:30
  • 18/02/2020 19:30
  • The Railway
    1 Preston Road
    PR25 4NT
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