WORKSHOP

If you would like to see progress on the projects in our workshop for yourself, then check out our Workshop Tours.

Our Workshop tours cost £4 per person and take place at 10:45am & 2:15pm Monday – Friday.  (Subject to staff availability.)

All funds raised from our Workshop Tours contribute towards our Accessibility Carriage Project.

Currently in the Works

Baldwin No.44699 – November 2019

The Baldwin has had its new tyres fitted to the bogie and driving wheel sets. The crank pins have also been fitted to the driving wheel sets. With both of these done the Baldwin can be put onto its wheels for the first time since restoration began. The Liquid Nitrogen...

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Garratt No.60 – November 2019

Progress has been a little slower on the Garratt this month as the tempo of work has been a higher demand with our other projects. The plumbing of the cab fittings for the new air braking system has been completed and the pipework running below the boiler has also...

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WLLR’s No.822 – November 2019

The Earl has had its cylinders separated from the frames for inspection, the brackets for the spring hangers have had new rivets fabricated and fitted to re-attach them to the frames. The wheelsets have been turned and profiled, the throw and quartering has been...

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Carriage No.11 – November 2019

Carriage 11 is starting to come together with a large amount of the interior detailing approaching a completed condition and the lacquered divider between first class and the guard’s compartment being fitted. One interesting detail is the fact that each window frame...

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Carriage No.11 – October 2019

The detail work is gaining pace as the carriage comes together.  The surrounds for the toplight windows have been assembled along one side of the carriage, with the goal of completing one side then the starting the second. The Guards equipment storage area has been...

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Baldwin No.44699 – October 2019

Since the last update the Baldwin has had its cab riveted together, the holes required for the various pipework have been cut in the cab front and new handrails have been fabricated.  A custom spark arrestor designed in house by our team has been made and installed, a...

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Garratt No.60 – October 2019

The Garratt has been getting fitted out with the necessary pipework and control equipment for the addition of air braking on the locomotive. The pipework has been neatly hidden along the inside of the running board and under the floorboards on the footplate. A new...

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Carriage No.11 – September 2019

Carriage 11 has been progressing closer towards entry to service with the interior wall panel being lacquered, the intricate detail work being built up within the carriage interior and a storage area being custom built for storage of the guard’s equipment, including a...

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Baldwin No.44699 – September 2019

The Baldwin is starting to look like it a 10-12-D, but much is still to be done. The engine has had new cab side and front sheets fabricated for it and the original roof and ironwork has been removed from the old cab and temporarily bolted to the new parts, pending...

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Garratt No.60 – September 2019

Work has been progressing on the Garratt as its entry to service grows closer. The fabrication of the spark arrestor assembly has been completed, and lapping of the joints, to ensure a good seal, has been taking place on the large steam pipes that run beneath the...

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Carriage No.11 – August 2019

The transformation of Carriage No.11 has been continuing with the test fitting of the new brass doorsills that have been cast in our forge at our Surrey workshops.  A mock-up has been made for the folding table design for the first class compartment.  Work...

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Completed Projects from our Works

Carriage No’s 14 & 15

Carriage No's 14 & 15 are the first carriages that have been modified to enable wheelchair access. Car 15's chassis and bogies date from the first batch of carriages, rebuilt to its current form in 1923. Carriage 15 hadn’t been used in service since...

GWR 1923 built Rheidol Tank No.7

After four years of hard work by a dedicated team of engineers, our iconic locomotive No.7 returned to steam in October 2018. The four year project costing £370,000 has not only restored the locomotive, but also re-introduced engineering excellence within...

OUR UPCOMING EVENTS

sunday lunch specials

3, 10, 17 & 24 November 2019

 End your weekend with an extra special trip to Devils Bridge, taking in the ever changing stunning scenery and stop at the Hafod Hotel for a sumptious roast!

Vale of Rheidol Railway 

Park Avenue

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 1PG  

 

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