The Great Western Railway line from Ruabon to Llangollen was extended via Corwen, Llanuwchllyn and Dolgellau to Barmouth. Glyndyfrdwy railway station was opened in 1866 and, later, a passing loop and second platform were added there. The line was closed in the 1960s under the Beeching Axe and Glyndyfrdwy station was eventually demolished. In 1977 a group of railway enthusiasts came together to form the Llangollen Railway, with the intention to restore and rebuild a large section of the line.
The work was undertaken in stages and by 1991 the track had been replaced as far as Glyndyfrdwy. On 17 April 1992 the first Llangollen Railway passenger train arrived at Glyndyfrdwy. Glyndyfrdwy was also the terminus of the Deeside Tramway, a narrow gauge railway built to serve the local slate quarries. The tramway was one of the last operating industrial railways in Britain that used wooden rails.
Nice easy cache to pick up if you are passing through this station just off the A5.As always please take care, and keep your eyes open for muggles, thanks. There is no pen/pencil in this cache, so please take one as its a key holder.
It is one of the ever expanding SideTracked series created by bikermel75 and schnarf. SideTracked started at Evesham station on August 10th 2007, placed by schnarff & bikermel76. It took a while to get started, but is now spreading across the country! About SideTracked, We have Motorway Mayhem. We have A-Road Anarchy (cos there aren’t many Motorways in Wales! We do have Village Vexations in North Wales GC116GE). But what about public transport users? SideTracked Caches are intended to provide quick Cache-and-dashes at Train Stations.
Parking can be easily found very close to GZ.
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