The Talyllyn’s annual Summer Outdoor Week took place between 26 June and 4 July. Find out what work was completed.

Saturday

People available for work: 10

  • Pointing on Ty Mawr Bridge.
  • Trimming brambles and vegetation causing sighting issues at the following locations – Fach Goch, Tynllwyn-Hen, Extension and Quarry Siding area.
  • The tree and lineside gang were out and about as well tackling a wide range of tasks.

 

A man in a hi-viz vest holding a large spanner.
An outdoor gang member

 

Sunday

People available for work: 10

  • Pointing on Ty Mawr Bridge.
  • Culvert access at Abergynolwyn, easing frozen joints, Fach Goch and Tynllwyn Hen.
  • The tree and lineside gang were out and about as well tackling a wide range of tasks.

Monday

People available for work: 9

  • Pointing on Ty Mawr Bridge.
  • Fishplate oiling west of 5 ½ & East of 6 mileposts.
  • Culvert inspection at Abergynolwyn.

 

A man in a culvert under a railway line.
Culvert Inspector at work!

 

Tuesday

People available for work: 8

  • Pointing on Ty Mawr Bridge.
  • Fishplate oiling west of 5 ½ & east of 6 mileposts.

Wednesday

People available for work: 8

  • Pointing on Ty Mawr Bridge.
  • Fishplate oiling west of milepost 5 ½ and east of 6.  The afternoon was spent cleaning and putting everything away, the other three days we achieved about 1/2 mile of oiling!

Thursday

People available for work: 5.5

  • Tidying up day for the pointing gang on Ty Mawr Bridge.
  • The morning was spent on the Nant Gwernol footbridge removing the moss and cleaning the palings. We also carefully removed the build up of dirty stuff between the deck boards, taking care not to damage the galvanised support members below.
  • Removing ivy off Cynfal Bridge.
  • Making a start on digging a trench alongside the Gunpowder shed.
  • After the last train we removed and brought back to Pendre a fishplate from between mileposts 5 ½ & 5 ¾  for attention.

Friday

People available for work: 3

The repaired fishplate was refitted first thing ready for the day’s trains. Time was also spent at Wharf on a variety of projects.

Saturday

People available for work: 5

  • Clearing brambles in the Abergynolwyn and Dolgoch areas.
  • Clearing stones from the watercourse at Cynfal. We also cut the hedges at Wharf.
  • The tree and lineside gang were out and about as well tackling a wide range of tasks.

Sunday

People available for work: 4

The tree and lineside gang were out and about as well tackling a wide range of tasks.

 

A steam train at a rural station.
No 3 Sir Haydn at the newly strimmed Rhydyronen Station

 

Thank you very much to all the staff and volunteers who took part in the weeks’ activities. The Talyllyn Railway is very gratefully for your time and energy completing the above tasks. Total number of people days for the week was 62.5 given by 17 people.

Thanks to Keith Theobald for the report and photos.

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