The Garw Valley Railway is working to re-open the old Great Western Railway mineral line that served the 5 deep coalmines at the head of the Garw Valley, north of Bridgend as the centrepiece of a larger tourism project.
Within the last two years we have built a platform alongside our loco shed and have begun to extend the line southwards by relaying track which had had to be lifted, to join up with the old running line. Once this is done, we will need to lift and renovate the track, panel by panel, to current standards, prior to applying for a licence to run trains.
During the past year, we have also been given the management responsibility for the cycle- and foot-path that runs alongside the track for most of its 4.5-mile length. This needs a lot of regular maintenance and repair. We also need to control, if not eradicate, the Japanese Knotweed that is rife along the valley floor.
Please help us achieve the different goals these responsibilities involve by joining the Garw Valley Railway Weather Lottery.
Good luck and best wishes.
How it works
The Lottery results are calculated using the temperatures from selected destinations around Europe on a particular day each week.
Players are assigned 6 numbers when registering, that are then checked against the last 6 digits of temperatures in Fahrenheit that are published in the Daily Mail on the day of the draw.