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Pont Croesor Extension

Pen-Y-Mount Station



The end of Pen-Y-Mount Station in August 2000, this has been the end of the Welsh Highland since the new line opened in 1980.
 
Aug00
Aug00
Looking back at P-Y-M Station, much of the undergrowth has been cleared between the crossing and the station building.

This area will eventually be the start of the 'Harbour Branch', linking the Welsh Highland to the Ffestiniog.

Feb01
 
With Access to the extension restricted during the Foot and Mouth crisis, the area has been cleared for footpath demarcation.
 
Apr01
Apr01

In the Snow
Dec00

Work restarts, this skip is full of scrap removed from the Penmount Farm section.

1st Skip full

 

Aug01

2nd Skip full.

Against a dramatic sky, a few of the team look back on the day's work.
Aug01
Christmas 2001, and a concrete mixing works train sits at the head of steel.
Dec01

The Knotweed area.

This area has been cleared of rail, and overgrowth, to provide an area to dump Japanese Knotweed infected topsoil.

The Topsoil will remain here until all the Knotweed has been removed.

2 Panels of the 'RED' siding have been removed to give access to the area.

 
Apr02
Apr02
Mar02
Mar02
Pen-y-Mount Station platform, having its new 'heritage' fence erected.
Mar02
 
Mar02
Mar02
North of Pen-Y-Mount Station, the footpath is fenced off to protect walkers from what will become the extension depot.

This fence will be temporary, and currently runs along the line of the connecting line to the FR.

 
Mar02
 
Mar02
Mar02

During Civils week 2002 The Northern end of Pen-y-Mount Station was remodelled, to include a new crossover, and headshunt.

However to prepare for this, the existing track has to be removed, and the area lowered to accommodate the new crossing over Penmount Lane Crossing.

 

June02
June02
June02
June02

Civils Week, and the existing trackbed is dug up to allow a base of slate waste, and ballast to be laid.

The new line is lower that the existing one, so the level crossing can be built.

Jul02
Jul02
Jul02
Jul02
Finally the 2 points are installed, 1 60lb from the FR, and one 75lb, and assembled on site.
Jul02
Aug02
Aug02
Aug02
Aug02
Sep02
Nov02

Pen-y-Mount Station is slowly being rebuilt. In September the new platform fence is installed.
This has been built using original fencing materials found alongside the Croesor Tramway section of the Railway
Sep02
 
Sep02
Nov02

February 2003, and The station is being transformed into a construction site.
Feb03
Feb03
 
November 03, and almost the last load of slate waste is being taken out of Pen-Y-Mount
Nov03
Nov03

Feb 2004, the junction pointwork is uncovered.
Feb04
Feb04
Feb04

31st May 04
The PYM headshunt is extended to form a new loading ramp, required for Lilla's visit in a few weeks time.
May04
May04
 
May04
May04

26th June 2004
the 60lb point is re-gauged, and 40ft of rail connected to give access to the Harbour Siding.

When the rails arrive, they will be unloaded each side of this siding, and rolled into the center to be moved to site.

Jun04
Jun04
Jun04
Jun04

Rails Arrive at Pen-Y_Mount
Oct05
Oct05
   
Oct05
Oct05
Oct05

Sleepers Arrive
Oct05
Oct05

Tracklaying
 Mar06

Harbour Siding, most of the rails have now been unloaded, and either laid, or moved further north
Apr06

Extension Train waits for clearance to continue its way back to Gelerts Farm.
Jul06

Chanoler runs round, whilst Lyd2-60 Eryri waits to haul a balast train.
Aug06

The start of a new section
Mar 07

Back to the Pont Croesor Extension Page

Andy Goodwin 2005

 

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