Fostering families from Carmarthenshire County Council enjoyed a fun packed Easter Activity Day on the Gwili Railway on Saturday 8th April 2017.
The sun shone all day and the event was a great success thanks to the help and support of the staff and volunteers at the Gwili Railway and staff and foster carer mentors from Carmarthenshire fostering Service.
CAL the fostering recruitment bear and the Easter Bunny made an appearance to join in with the activities and hand out Easter Eggs to all the children and their parents. The event was a annual celebration of the success and teamwork our families have throughout Carmarthenshire
The team are pictured with our long term restoration project The Great Western Locomotive the Tren Cymru.
If you would like to know more about fostering for Carmarthenshire County Council please contact the fostering recruitment team on 0800 09 33699
Currently, the Gwili Steam Railway is working south towards Carmarthen to a new station called Abergwili junction which will be located alongside the roundabout at the northern end of the A40 Carmarthen By-pass. The locomotive stock of the Gwili Railway is unusual in that it mostly represents local industrial and wartime operations rather than mainline services.
The Gwili Steam Railway was formed in 1975 and, by 1978, had purchased and rescued about eight miles of trackbed of the former Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line from British Railways. The section purchased runs from Abergwili Junction in the south, the point at which the GWR Aberystwyth line joined the LNWR line from Llandeilo, to a point just short of Llanpumpsaint Station to the north, initially it was running a steam-hauled service on a one-mile section of it. The Gwili Steam Railway has the distinction of becoming the first standard-gauge preserved railway to operate in South West Wales when it re-opened the one-mile section of the Carmarthen-Llanpumsaint route from its base at Bronwydd Arms, three miles north of Carmarthen. Since then, the railway has expanded to Danycoed and the company continues to hope to expand to Llanpumsaint.
For more information about Gwili Railway visit: www.gwili-railway.co.uk