Glyn Valley Tramway Trust Recreating the historic Glyn Valley Tramway in the Ceiriog ValleyGlyn Valley Tramway Trust Recreating the historic Glyn Valley Tramway in the Ceiriog Valley
Glyn Valley Tramway Trust Recreating the historic Glyn Valley Tramway in the Ceiriog Valley




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THE HISTORY OF THE GLYN VALLEY TRAMWAY

The Glyn Valley Tramway was a narrow gauge railway that operated between 1873 and 1935 in the Glyn Valley near Chirk. Initially horse powered, the line originally terminated at a wharf on the Llangollen Canal near to the Poachers Pocket restaurant between Chirk Bank and Gledrid, the remains of which can still be seen today.

In 1886-1888, the line was converted to steam and diverted to terminate at Chirk railway station, where it continued to run until its final closure on the 6th July 1935.

Chirk 'the Gateway to Wales' is a pretty little town situated on the edge of the County of Wrexham, and at the start of the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. Chirk is set to see steam trains running once again through its picturesque scenery.