Monthly Archives: March 2013

Spring in Denbighshire?

The cancellation of yesterdays Diesel Day was a very bitter pill to swallow but was clearly a very sensible decision as the heaviest snowfall in around 30 years hit the Dee Valley through Friday and Saturday, making many roads impassable and causing power … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT – DIESEL DAY CANCELLED

We are very sorry to announce that the Saturday 23rd March Diesel Day has been cancelled due to the severe adverse weather conditions in Llangollen and the surrounding area. The local roads are largely impassable and, with more snow forecast for … Continue reading

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Snow Joke

We are all acutely aware of the snow forecast for tomorrow: http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2644021 Whilst there are currently no plans to cancel the event, we will have to review how things go. As well as challenges with the locomotives and infrastructure caused by heavy snow, we … Continue reading

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Carry on to Carrog!

The Llangollen railway successfully reopened to Carrog last weekend as planned. The full B timetable and loco roster is now confirmed as follows: D5310 is on the 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00 trains from Llan, working back from Carrog at 11:00, 13:00, 15:00 … Continue reading

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6940 Back in Beastly Business

‎6940′s leaking air pipe has now been repaired and was refitted yesterday. The location of the pipe in question can be seen in the photo below – under the cab doorway. The linkage you can see with the chain attached connects the handbrake wheel … Continue reading

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Reinstatement of Services to Carrog

We are very pleased to announce the wonderful news that the Llangollen Railway is planning to be reinstate passenger services through to Carrog commencing Saturday 16th March 2013. As a result, we hope to work trains through to Carrog on our 23rd March … Continue reading

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The Beast has stirred!

Another successful working day was held on Saturday 2nd March. The main focus was to de-winterise Class 37 6940. First on the list was to reconnect and charge the batteries followed by reassembling and filling the stripped down and drained coolant system. The photo below shows … Continue reading

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