The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust
Chirk 'the Gateway to Wales' is a pretty little town situated on the edge of the County of Wrexham, and at the start of the beautiful Ceiriog Valley. Chirk is set to see steam trains running once again through its picturesque scenery.
We are working to restore the Glyn Valley Tramway, a narrow gauge railway that ran between Chirk and Hendre Quarry near Glyn Ceiriog between 1873 and 1935...
The Glyn Valley Tramway was a narrow gauge railway that operated between 1873 and 1935 in the Glyn Valley near Chirk. Originally horse powered, the line originally terminated at a wharf on the Llangollen Canal near to the Poachers Pocket restaurant near Chirk Bank, the remains of which can still be seen today.
In 1886-1888, the line was converted to steam and diverted to terminate at Chirk railway station, where it continued to run until its final closure on the 6th July 1935.
The Glyn Valley Tramway Trust in Chirk is a Charity (Charity number: 1121437) committed to reinstating the former Tramway, as a steam heritage railway and wishes to work with other organisations to deliver a viable project and provide benefits to the local economy.