Iorwerth debut heralds new Brymbo line

ADAM Barber’s 0-4-0VBT Iorwerth has relocated to Brymbo Heritage Centre, near Wrexham.

It provided steam-hauled rides on July 29 – an operation to be repeated on October 21 – and is the prelude to developing a new 2ft-gauge railway at the Brymbo site.

Adam Barber’s 0-4-0VBT Iorwerth hauls passenger rides over the temporary line at Brymbo Heritage Centre on July 29. PETER NICHOLSON

Iorwerth was previously based at the Oswestry & District Narrow Gauge Railway Group’s (ODNGRG) site at Weston Wharf,

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A 40-yard demonstration railway was laid at Brymbo around a year ago on which a Ruston diesel operated.

ODNGRG members expressed interest in developing railway operations at the site, with the line extended to about 100 yards at the beginning of this year

A further extension was unveiled on July 29, when Iorwerth hauled two four-wheel passenger vehicles over the line’s tight curves and steep gradient.

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