Track Extension Viewing Walk – 1 Feb 2014
Although the weather forecast for next weekend seems rather undecided but, in the expectation there is no snow in the offering, although it might be damp, an escorted walk is being arranged for a party to view the track extension project progress as it nears the last half mile into what will be Dwyrain Corwen East.
Party will get away from Carrog station at 11.45am next Saturday – following the arrival of the first train of the season – a dmu service from Llangollen.
Route will be via riverside path to cross the railway and up onto the main A5 road then along the pavement to Bonwm where the new track comes into view. Continuing along the A5 the track extension is visible as far as over bridge 28A, hence trackbed clearance activity through to the outskirts of Corwen. From here the site of the platform is now evident with the footings in place and the progress with the Flood relief scheme works. Walk will end at the car park from where a Route 5 bus ride back to Carrog is available at 8 minutes past the hour, allowing perhaps for refreshment in the town.
This is the option to see where the trains will run and terminate later in 2014.
Stout footwear and weather proof out door clothing essential, and yellow hi viz vests may be appropriate for some of the party to wear on the main road stretch where pavement is narrow and requires single file progress. Footpath conditions may be boggy in parts.
Posted by Llangollen Railway on 27th January 2014, under Uncategorized