Glyn Valley Tramway restoration gets the green light [BBC News]





Date: 12/02/2012

Long-awaited plans to restore and reopen the Glyn Valley tramway at Chirk have been given the go ahead by Wrexham Council. It comes five years after volunteers at Glyn Valley Tramway Trust started talks about restoring one mile of the narrow gauge line in 2007. It operated for 60 years before the last steam engine ran in 1935. Prior to that a horse-drawn tramway was set up to transport slate and other goods in the 19th Century. [From Richard Buckby]


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Train on the Glyn Valley Tramway at Glyn Ceiriog, c1875

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Long-awaited plans to restore and reopen the Glyn Valley tramway at Chirk have been given the go ahead by Wrexham Council.

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A northbound service approaches Chirk station in February 2011. The southern ends of the platforms are out of use. To the right was the former Glyn Valley Tramway's 1885 extension to Chirk and below (and to the right) is the Shropshire Union Canal's Llangollen Branch running through the Chirk Tunnel (the 'Darkie' Tunnel).
Location: Chirk
Company: Shrewsbury, Oswestry and Chester Junction Railway
21/02/2011 Ewan Crawford