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Rheilffordd Ucheldir Cymru


Pont Croesor Extension

Talar Wen Field



The first section is fairly flat where the Creasy embankment has been eroded.
28Aug00
Looking back from the end of the embankment at Cynfal Cottage.
18Feb01
The next section is on a ledge on the Creasy embankment, the precursor to the Cob.
28Aug00

clearance progresses to the Creassy embankment.
Gradually the gorse is removed to show the shelf that the railway ran upon.
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Building the Haul road, April 2003

Notice in the later pictures, the amount of fill that has to be used to widen the trackbed in this area.

Apr03
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June '03, and the haul road continues....
Jun03
Jun03

Previously removed topsoil, is placed on the side of the embankment
Jun03

The Road ahead is fenced off, ready for surveying posts.

 

Jun03
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More fencing !
July03
July03

Ballasting
Jul04
Jul04

More Ballasting
Oct04
Oct04

Ballasting Finnishes
Jul05
Jul05
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Jul05
Jul05

Steel Sleepers
Mar06
Mar06
Surveying  
Mar06
Tracklaying
Mar06
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Mar06

Preperation for the next big push over Easter, all the required 60lb rails are stored, and ready for use.  
Apr06

Tamping
Aug06
Aug06

Opening Weekend
Mar07
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Mar07

Back to the Pont Croesor Extension Page

Andy Goodwin 2003

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