© Geoff’s Rail Diaries 2011 We’ve been here before - see Nantmawr - a fun little outing, in the company of the rather nice Beyer Peacock 0-4-0ST. Those few weekends at the end of 2009 marked the first ever passenger trains along this last remnant of the Potts. Little has been heard of any public activity on the branch since then - the line appeared to have returned to its slumbers. Until this weekend (it’s Heritage Open Day weekend) - a friend mentioned he’d been on the Thursday or Friday, and they’d been giving rides up and down the line in a Wickham. We’d better go and check that out... ...yes, a fun trundle in the 1953-vintage former platelayers’ trolley, brushing aside some of the vegetation that is beginning to encroach. At first glance, little seems to have happened since our last visit - but much work has taken place to lay out trails through the surrounding woodland for visitors to enjoy, and a run-round loop is being constructed (should that perhaps be excavated? The track was buried for many years!) a little nearer the top end of the line, so that one day, with a loop in situ here and at Llanyblodwell, proper trains will be able to run up and down this quiet little valley. Not for a year or two though... Links: Tanat Valley Light Railway  Follow the links to Nant Mawr Branch Heritage Open Days Going down the line... ...through the encroaching brushwood... ...to the barrier wagon at the white gates Return journey Almost home Cyril - Hibberd "Planet" 3541 of 1952 Top end of the line Old trackwork, still in situ Far end The siding below the kilns Another run for the Wickham Return to Nantmawr