If you wish to find out more about the unique Glyn Valley Tramway, historian John Milner of RailRomances/Ceiriog Press is publishing his definitive work on the tramway, researched over the past 50 years, in 2 parts.
Part One tells the history of transport in the Ceiriog Valley, including various railway schemes, the canal, other developments, and the construction and conversion of the tramway to steam.
This hardbound book is in colour throughout its 308 pages and includes 358 photographs, 20 specially commissioned maps and artwork as well as 47 previously unpublished original plans. Available now.
Part Two will complete the history with in excess of 370 pages, 400 photographs and a wealth of finely detailed locomotive, rolling stock and infrastructure drawings.
This is to be released as a special limited edition (with only 850 copies) in May 2015 to mark the 80th anniversary of the closure of the tramway. Available to pre-order now from RailRomances/Ceiriog Press using this order form.
Further contact details below.
Green Cottage, The Green, Higher Kinnerton, Chester, CH4 9BZ
The Tramway Today
One day we may be able to ride along the tracks of the Glyn Valley Tramway again. There is a registered charity with the aim of reopening part of the line as a tourist attraction between Chirk and Pontfaen, the Glyn Valley Tramway Trust.
For more information on these plans to rebuild the Glyn Valley Tramway, and the progress made so far, please visit The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust website.
To complete the look of the Glyn Valley Tramway, PECO produce a range of ready-to-run GVT open and closed 4-wheel carriages. These are available through your local model shop.
To further complete the look of the Glyn Valley Tramway, Parkside Dundas produce a range of plastic kits of original GVT wagons.
The etch brass nameplates used on the model are from Narrow Planet, who produce custom nameplates to suit all scales and prototypes.
The whitemetal crew figures are from PD Marsh Models, who produce a large range of model figures and dioramas in OO and N scale.
The couplings used on the model are from PECO, manufacturer of track, rolling stock kits and accessories for all the popular scales.