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PRS Project 2015-2016

Posted on April 25, 2015 at 3:35 PM

We are pleased to announce the PRS’s project for 2015-2016. The project is a construction of a new coach, to be used on the PQR. The coach will be based on the ex- NWNGR (early Lord Penrhyn Saloon) coach. The coach is to be more practical than an exact replica as this will be Lord Penrhyn’s third saloon coach.

The PRS reopens!

Posted on April 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM

The PRS has reopened for new subscribers. Please navigate to the PRS setion of the website for the application form and more information.

Coach and PRS update

Posted on April 11, 2015 at 3:50 PM

The team have been focusing on the coaches later this week. The team finished fitting the floor of coach ‘T’ and painting the floor of coach ‘S’ at 10:30 pm last night (Friday) The floors on both carriages will both be fully painted by the end of the weekend. The ends of the floor boards in the door ways will have a recess cut into them to allow the tread plates to be fitted flush.


The last first years supporters newsletter has been sent out along with ...

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Posted on April 8, 2015 at 4:55 PM

Work has continued this week on the stub point. The next stage will be the inner rail of road 2, this will then be followed by the point linkage and lever to complete. The team of course will be looking at methods of locking the point.

The team have also been working on the carriages. Coach ‘R’ has been filled and sanded ready for a repaint when ‘S’ and ‘T’ are painted. The timber arrived late last week for the floor and benches of ‘S’ and...

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PRS Re-launch date!

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 3:10 PM

April 24th will be the date the PRS will reopen to new members. We do apologise for the delay this is due to unforseeable circumstances.

2015 will be a big year for the Penrhyn Quarry Railway, with open days and a new PRS project that will not dissapoint.

Stub point progress

Posted on March 26, 2015 at 2:55 PM

The stub point has been progressing rapidly over the few days spent on construction.

The blade rails have been cut to length, and are now in place along with the sliding plates underneath them.

The first half of the point has been completed, thus reconnecting the current line from the loco shed back up to the mainline.

The next stage is too put in the left hand rails, and then track laying can begin toward the second door of the loco shed.

The radius for the second r...

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Never Forgotten

Posted on March 1, 2015 at 11:35 AM

"Isn't this a nice picture"

A favorate loco, and location on the PQR to one of our friends...

Coach update

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 6:50 AM

After the testing of the carriages before christmas, the team have turned their attention towards the brakes. The team have now manufactured and fitted the brake gear to both carriages.

The next step is the floor proceeded by a paint job.

We have now made one of our restoration ...

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January Update 2015

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:40 PM

This month the team have been working on the second line into the engineshed. The first phase of construction has been succseful, the majourity of the sleepers in their final positions. The frog for the point has also been fabricated on site by the team. Work has also been caried out on the point mechanisms which are all original Penrhyn castings.

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The first three coach train!

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 2:35 PM

This month our team have reached a milestone in the constrution of the qurryman's coaches.

The wheels have been fitted to the chassis on both coaches. The buffers have also been fitted to both coaches and springs inserted to reduce shock loading. The team have also tested the three coaches, to ensure 'S' and 'T' are both running smoothly and there are no problems with the running componenets. The testing has proved to be a great success with no prblems identified.

Progress has n...

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