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Tan y Bwlch Trackworks

Tan y Bwlch Trackworks

Winter working parties are happening, attending to the routine trackwork tasks and also the major undertakings, which this year includes the renewal of pointwork at Tan y Bwlch station, and new tracks.

Ron Walker provides some photos from the Dee & Mersey Group Working Party just below Tan y Bwlch station, near the roadbridge. They were lifting the newly laid track to the correct levels, then shovel packing and finally packing with the new Atlas Copco petrol-powered kangoing hammers.

The gang a work

You can clearly see the yellow jacks for lifting the rails to the correct height

It requires good old manpower

Working Party
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