25 June 2016
Tan y Bwlch road bridge, on the approach to the station, has been restored to its glory with the first full repaint since 1986.
Funded by the Ffestiniog Railway Society following the receipt of a legacy dedicated to preservation of the line’s permanent way and infrastructure, the project was carried out in May.
The bridge decking had been checked out earlier in the year. With the road below closed for two weeks, scaffolding was erected to allow the underside of the bridge to be painted while the upper level allowed the detailed ironwork to be accessed.
To begin with, the ironwork was pressure washed and the mortar around the stonework repaired.
Whilst the road beneath the bridge was closed, the railway ran as normal.
After the base green was applied on the primer, the detail was picked out in yellow and red.
The work was finished well within the time limit allowed for the road closure so it was reopened early.
The work carried out should protect this historic part of the railway for many years to come.