Plas Tan y Bwlch

Public Courses, Plas Tan y Bwlch

Plas Tan y Bwlch

NEW! Signalling the Narrow Gauge

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Course Number: K0903

Date: 6 September to 8 September 2019

Price: £264-£284

Course Leader/s:

David Josey & Tim Maynard


No Prior knowledge required – just an interest in railways. Why signals are required and how ideas changed from the 1860’s, through the 1890’s to today’s railway with all be explored with talks and site visits to the FR & WHR.

The course, in English, will be lead by a signal engineer, who installed signalling on the FR circa 1970, and a seasoned FR operator, who was also a professional signal engineer.


16.30 Arrive and settle in
18.00 Meet in bar
18.30 Dinner
19.30 Introductory talk
19.45 David Josey talk:  Overview of FR signalling from 1860 Tim Maynard talk: Saturday site visits

08.15 Breakfast and collect packed lunch

09.15 Site visits to the signalling at Harbour station, Rhiw Goch and Tan-y-Bwlch.   Mini bus to Harbour and then private train to Rhiw Goch and Tan-y-Bwlch.   A gentle walk then back to Plas Tan y Bwlch.
16.00 Return to Plas Tan y Bwlch
18.30 Dinner
19.45 David Josey talk:  Re-signalling the FR in the 1950s and 1960s

08.15 Breakfast
09.15 Tim Maynard:  An FR signalman’s view
10.15 Depart by mini bus to Pont Croesor
10.45 Pont Croesor site visit
12.00 Return to Plas Tan y Bwlch
12.30 Sunday lunch and then disperse.

This is a draft programme that may need to be amended closer to the date depending on the F&WHR operating arrangements.   It is hoped to have our own train – the cost of which, with the mini bus and packed lunch, is included in the cost.