Heritage Railway|Issue 261
Major strides have been made by the modern-day Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway towards the creation of a heritage centre on a former colliery site at Cynheidre, with a mile of track running from it.
Last June, the Carmarthenshire site was cleared with the help of Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia) using heavy machinery, and construction work on a three-road stock shed/temporary heritage centre, financed by a grant from the Coalfields Regeneration Social Enterprise Trust, is well advanced. The building will be extended later this year.
Planning permission has been granted for a larger heritage centre to cost in the region of £500,000 and which will be constructed within the next five years.
The revivalists have bought around 23 acres of land, and the first quarter-mile of running line is due to be laid later this year.
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