Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Cambrian Railways Trust Oswestry Aug 09
We spent the day exploring the old railway of Oswestry and looking into the history of the Railway that ran through Oswestry.
We walked the line in parts past Corney Green. My friend Clare now runs a fitness centre in Corney Green and is doing very well.
We then visited the old Station looking at the history of the Cambrian Railway. We also settled down for a nice cup of tea in the cafe / restaurant. This cafe is lovely set out to replicate old fashioned railway carriages.
The railway are planning to open more of the old rail line. The part open at present is Llynclys to Penygarreg Lane. The Llyncyls site is just off the A483 on the B4396 on the Knockin side of the road. There is limited parking on site. Trains depart from Llynclys South on hourly intervals during the day for a short ride up the track which has been restored. The site also offers a gift shop and buffet car.
The new lines to be opened are from Llynclys to Oswestry to Gobowen. The other line is set to come up part of the valley at present the line is going to be reopened to Blodwell Junction.
We are all really excited about the new rail line as there is talk of a cycle track running parallel to the line also.
Cambrian Railway Trust has received a Heritage Lottery Fund to enable them to carry out the reopening. The lines are already being cleared.
For more info please visit http://www.cambrianrailwaystrust.com/
After our history lesson we visited Subway in town for a heathy treat. Aaron loves the toasted sandwiches.