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  • So what does 'soft felling' mean?

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    The felling of the bigger trees has begun! A medium sized oak was 'soft felled' by GVTT volunteers on the trackbed last week..... so what does 'soft felling' mean? Basically the tree is slowly cut to pieces from the top down. There are a number of reasons for this. Primarily one of safety both to volunteers and the general public and property, wher ...
    Jun 15 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
  • Update...

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    The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust in Chirk has been rather busy lately! Much progress have been made in resolving the drainage issues in Baddies Wood, with the previously completely waterlogged area improving significantly, though with much more to do. The trackbed has also been strimmed and old logs and stumps stacked up in wood piles for safe storage ...
    Apr 28 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
  • Garden Railway Show in Peterborough

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    On the 31st March, an Davies, Bernard Rockett and Emlyn Phennah of the Glyn Valley Tramway Trust attended the annual 16mm Garden Railway Show in Peterborough. The Trust attended the show last year and was very pleasantly surprised with the amount of support and enthusiasm that it recieved from members of the public. This year's was no dif ...
    Apr 06 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
  • Work Party Report 17th March

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    The headline news is that our welfare facilities and compound are now established and were used for the first time for the Work Party.   The facilities are centrally located for work on Phase 1 of the restoration. They comply with the minimum standards for future work under the Construction, Design and Maintenance Regulations, and pr ...
    Mar 20 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
  • David Jones MP visits the Glyn Valley Tramway Trust

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    The GVTT had a visit from David Jones MP, the Under Secretary of State for Wales on the 3rd of March, to discuss our project and the wider inpact it will have within Wrexham and NE Wales, combined with the Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site. It is wonderful to see that, not only are we getting real support and interest from th ...
    Mar 06 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
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  • Another tree felled...

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    Another tree was felled the other day in Ty Ririd cutting, this time a small medium oak. Progress with the felling has been a little slow due to the unseasonably windy weather, which has been a little frustrating to say the least! In the one photo can be seen Ty Ririd Bridge. This is a private bridge built only in 1984 to allow access to the garden ...
    Jun 28 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
  • Latest work party report now online

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    Once again the Trust Work Party took place in bright sunny weather which was appreciated more by one group of volunteers than the other.  The main group undertook more clearance work on the track bed whilst the remaining attendees spent most of the day in a place where the sun doesn’t shine! Read more here. ...
    May 17 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
  • Clearance work in Baddies Wood

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    The initial clearance work in Baddies Wood has been progressing very well over the past few weeks, and the trackbed has slowly but surely been re-emerging after nearly 77 years. The primary purpose for this work is to make the trackbed safer to work in for the volunteers and contractors, and also for any visitors and VIP's who will be wal ...
    May 17 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
  • Latest Glyn Valley Tramway work party report

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    Once more the Trust’s work party was held in glorious spring weather and the ten volunteers attending were split into two groups. The first undertook surveying work and the second concentrated on further work to finish the drainage work in the area of the footpath. Read more about the 14th April work party here.   ...
    Apr 18 Tags: Glyn Valley Tramway
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