Talk:Welsh Highland Railway Permanent Way

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Latest comment: 8 years ago by MarkTemple

I wonder where the information that some WHR flat bottom rail was laid on the FR near Glan y pwll came from? I was involved in lifting some of that in the early 1970s and thought it was all chaired rail. Heritagejim (talk) 07:56, 14 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

See Boyd as referenced. He may not be totally accurate as to the location but his statement is interesting since it would have been "cheeky" of the FR to take rail from WHR stock and lay it on their own line when the WHR was leased not owned. I am sure we both remember the ex-WHR rail on the Cob which I think came from the original WHR CTRL. MarkTemple (talk) 08:33, 14 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

On close reading he says that it was actually laid on the Dinas Branch not the main line. George Cash, 12:41, 26 February 2019 (UTC)

I thought the FB rail on the Cob was a post restoration thing and that it came from Pitt's Head having been left as it was under water. I may be getting confused here and there may have been an earlier length also. (talk) 09:13, 14 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Previous comment is mine - forgot to log in Heritagejim (talk) 09:15, 14 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You may be right about where the Cob post revival FB came from but Boyd still says WHR FB was laid on double track section at Glan-y-Pwll in 1936 - but perhaps we should interpret that as somewhere in Blaenau MarkTemple (talk) 09:24, 14 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

FB rail from Britannia Bridge and beyond was lifted in early restoration days and may have been the source of Cob rail or it might have been scrapped.MarkTemple (talk) 09:33, 14 October 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]