AGM 2013The AGM will be held on Sunday 5th May at 2.30pm in Prenteg Village Hall (note the change of venue).
The following are the papers for the meeting:
1. Notice of meeting
3. Income and Expenditure 2012
4. Balance sheet
5. The Crossing Box saga
Back issues of the JournalThe project to digitise the back issues of the journal is now complete and all issues (except the past eight issues) are available for download in the Journals area of the website
Tryfan Junction station open weekendThe station will be manned during the weekend of September 15th/16th. This is the weekend of the Quarrypower celebration on the railway. Come and see the latest progress with the rebuilding and walk the Bryngwyn footpath. Trains stop here by request.
A guide walk along the Bryngwyn branch from Tryfan Junction is taking place on Sunday 16th - see the Festrail website for further details and bookings.
Lighting the fire - on Sunday 16th September at 4.00pm a small ceremony is planned to light the fire for the first time.
Bryngwyn footpath8th June 2012
Elwyn Jones reports:
"A further grant of £30,000 has been received from the Welsh Assembly to Llanwnda Council that will enable the completion of the slate trail footpath on the Bryngwyn branch. The money will also fund repairs to the unique NWNG pedestrian overbridge at Rhostryfan. Tryfan Junction is the ideal halt from which to explore this fascinating narrow gauge branch line and the slate quarries that it was built to serve."
The AGM was held on 6th May in Beddgelert.
The Chairman reported on the excellent progress made with restoring the building at Tryfan Junction, the opening of the Bryngwyn footpath and the recreation of the Beddgelert Lamp Room.
Completion of the Beddgelert Water Tank and the Cambrian Crossing Box projects are dependent on external factors which the committee arre working to resolve.
"Wheeller's Day" was published during the year and has sold remarkably well with reprints being ordered. The DVD "Welsh Highland Story" is also selling well. The website has been revamped and membership is growing.
The Treasurer reported a surplus over the year, most of which is to be allocated to completion of the Tryfan Junction project.
Two booklets for publication are ready in draft form, on the subjects of the Bryngwyn Branch and Electric Locos for the PBSSR.
More than half of the back issues of the journal have sold out and it is planned to put past issues on line to make them more accessible.
Elections: David Allan and Derek Lystor were re-elected to the committee.
Tryfan Junction 5th May 2012
For recent changes to the site see the Changelog
27th February 2012
David Tidy has taken on the administration of the Group's website. This position had been vacant since the untimely death of Keith Bradbury in September 2011. Keith had put an enormous amount of work into assembling the website and this website honours his memory.