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Rhondda (Blaengwynfi) Tunnel Progress ?

Discussion in 'Wales/Cymru' started by davesgcr, Jul 20, 2017.

  1. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    What a great idea (like the Combe Down Tunnel near Bath) , let us hope nothing major is found and dosh can be found for restoration.

    History
     
  2. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    I meant to say that a technical examination (paid for by WG) is well underway.
     
  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

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  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus




    Rhondda railway tunnel survey work gets under way - BBC News
     
  5. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    There's a little known tunnel that runs from the forest above Tower colliery to Blaenrhondda under the mountain. It houses a water pipe which is in 8 foot sections with a collar at every joint which allows the joints to move due to subsidence. Originally the pipe was obviously level but now is shaped like a banana due to ground movements. I had to walk it years ago and survey every collar in 3d to calculate the stresses on pipe. Took weeks.
     
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  6. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    How do you pronounce the word in brackets please?

    Blen-gwin-fee?
     
  7. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Bline-gwin-vee
     
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  8. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

  9. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    wrong

    Blaaain gwin vee
     
  10. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    How do you pronounce blaaain?
     
  11. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    with the a that's in the word not i as you have
     
  12. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Blarn-gwin-vee?
     
  13. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Blayne-gwin-vee?
     
  14. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    As in Blaine?
     
  15. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    more of an AAA as in blah
     
  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yes, more like that
     
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  17. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

  18. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    yeah, with the A
     
  19. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    I'm more confused about where in relation to Neath (or Port Talbot?) Blaengwynfi is located .... :confused: my PC's playing up atm and I can't get into Google Maps ... :mad:
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's here:

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  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Here it is in the context of the former lines.

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  22. William of Walworth

    William of Walworth Festographer

    Thanks editor :) -- if this tunnel really does end up re-opening, we'll get ourselves there to visit ... :)
     
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  23. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Very much count me in for that one , Cymmer Afan used to have a "refreshment" room on the station , and the beer came in by train. Presumably Evans and Bevan , Vale of Neath breweries. Fingers crossed.

    Bearing in mind the success of the Bath Coombe Down tunnel re-opening , this could be a winner.
     
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  24. Tankus

    Tankus random farter

    If only that map could be made into a tram system

    Me too !
     
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