Chirk station work continues for Glyn Valley Tramway Trust

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Restoration work on a tram along Chirk station continues at a brisk pace with volunteers making excellent progress.

An aerial view of the land next to the station has been posted on social media by the Glyn Valley Tramway Trust, showing the excavation work carried out to lay the tracks.

A spokesperson for the group posts on Facebook to update followers on their latest work.

They said: “Our Friday task force completed a number of tasks today.

“A very large tree stump which was encroaching on the track bed along the ‘Chirk Straight’ has finally been removed.

“A large amount of brash at the north end of the station was removed and added to our bonfire.

“Work also continued under the Hand Lane Bridge, which aims to lower the ground to the original level of the platform.

“For anyone wishing to become a volunteer, please send us a message.

“For anyone wishing to support our appeal at Chirk Station, you can donate via PayPal, by visiting our website at: http://www.glynvalleytramwaytrust.co.uk/GVTT_rebuild.html”

The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust was set up with the primary aim of re-establishing the Glyn Valley Tramway as a heritage steam project, accurately replicating part of the narrow gauge line which originally linked Chirk and Hendre Quarry, near Glyn Ceiriog, between 1873 and 1935.

The building permit has already been granted for the first section of the restoration.

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