Category Archives: Lineside maintenance

Time For A Trim

  An 8 mile long railway has got 16 miles of verge to keep tidy and it has been a while since the line side grass and hedges of the Welshpool &Llanfair Light Railway had a good trim. Yes, there … Continue reading

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Up A Drain Pipe

The heritage railway movement might use rails but it depends on people. People from all walks of life who willingly give some of their time to make things happen. There are the obvious things that have to be done: trains … Continue reading

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Tree-mendous Achievement

The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway 2016-17 winter hedgebash project has come to a successful conclusion. In just six weekends the gang has made a significant impact on the vegetation alongside the line on the Golfa Bank. The extent of … Continue reading

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Tending To The Tamper

Maintaining railway track involves hard physical work. The sleepers and rails are heavy. Then there is the ballast. Each individual lump may only weigh a few tens of grammes but it is required by the ton. The ballast not only … Continue reading

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Track Maintenance

A couple of weeks ago there was a plaintive email from the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway locomotive roster clerk asking for someone to drive the Track Gang’s works train on Friday 10th of June as their regular driver was … Continue reading

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Trains Drains and Bridges

I don’t think I am going to quickly forget the day of the general election. After voting moments after the polling station doors opened I was off on my way to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. The weather forecast … Continue reading

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The November Hedgebash Event

Here are a couple of short video clips that were taken at the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway on Sunday 23rd of November 2014. In the first video Darren Knibbs our tame arborculturist tackles an old coppice stump on “The … Continue reading

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