THE Llangollen Railway has been boosted by £59,000 of subscriptions to its share offer The Big Push, which aims to finance the completion of a terminus station at Corwen.
As highlighted in HR 228, the share issue, launched in early April, is attempting to raise £370,000 in £1 shares.
During June, the volunteer workforce at Corwen has been concentrating on laying the track for the Up side loop. After the widened embankment was finally levelled, compacted and satisfactorily load tested, the track gang laid ballast and assembled panels now that a final delivery of rail has been received. The Up side loop now has nine panels in place.
However, before the track work is completed, there remains further civil engineering work to do. Firstly, the embankment side location for the signalbox has to be dug out to establish the foundations and a base installed with retaining walls. This work began in mid-June and, when complete, will allow the surrounding embankment to be consolidated.
After that, work can begin on excavating the footings for platform 1, followed by concreting and a further exercise installing Easi-blocs to provide the platform base. In the meantime, the workforce has yet to complete the laying of the oversail blocks on platform 2.
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