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Pont Croesor Extension

Penmount Farm



This view in August 2000 show the clearance work done for the topographical survey.

Until all the paperwork has been completed, serious clearance work cannot start.

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On 24th February 2001, work finally started on clearance on the extension.

 

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Basic clearance of vegetation has now been completed on this section, however there is still a lot of work to be done on clearance of scrap, and the formation of a footpath.

 

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Between March, and the end of July, we were not able to access any of this section, due to the Foot & Mouth Crisis. During this time, much of the cleared ground grew over again.....

August 01, and work has restarted with re-installation of the boundary fence, and scrap clearance
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re-installing the fence along the boundary with Penmount farm.
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Scrap Clearance continues.....
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All the Japanese Knotweed has now been delt with. This will be repeatedly treated until it eventually dies.
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Out of the middle of the Knotweed, we find the Cynfal Electric Cabinet. Planted here in the late 1980's, to be the electric supply for Pen-Y-Mount Station.
 
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Sep01
John Keylock starts rebuilding the dry stone wall on the south side of the line.
Sep01

Construction of 'Haul Road'
March 2003


June '02, and topsoil has now been placed on the side of the embankment.
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Oct 03, and a convoy of dumpers haeads back to Pen-y-Mount after a hard days work,
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 Oct 04, Ballasting
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Tracklaying Starts
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Steel Sleepers
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Locomotive test train  
Apr06

Oppening Weekend  

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Andy Goodwin 2006

 

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