Final push for Llangollen Railway’s £10,000 appeal to fill the Corwen ‘gap’

THE Llangollen Railway’s appeal to raise £10,000 to help fund the infilling of the ‘Gap’ in the embankment at its new Corwen Central station site had reached the £7,800 mark by mid-March. 

Support has come from all over the country as promotion of the appeal has spread, helped by a BBC news item on the Wales Today programme on March 1, which raised the profile of the final phase of the Corwen project.

Floodwater laps against the railway embankment at Corwen after the River Dee burst its banks following heavy rain on March 16. The ‘Gap’ can be seen on the right. PAUL REYNOLDS

The project management team is now focused on the methodology for infilling the gap, such as the varying depths and widths of fill required, and the movement of spoil from the Ruthin branch to layer and compact it.

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