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FR & WHR & WHHR News

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by AndrewT, Jul 17, 2012.

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    The simple answer is yes... As I understand it, one of the drivers for the PBSSR was to provide a route for a powerline from the generating station near Beddgelert to customers in Porthmadog/Criccieth. But they could never really raise the money - never mind for the wider schemes.

    With respect to the later WHR, I feel the thinking was something along the lines of providing the transport link that would stimulate the economy of a poorly developed area, generating the traffic to make it a viable concern. Hence why the local authorities of the time got involved, borrowing money to make it happen. But it was never enough to do a proper job, meaning the service was poor - just as road competition really got going. The end result was fairly inevitable.
     
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    Morning All,

    I've put another short video from 1991 on YouTube if anyone would like to have a look. It shows M E departing from Blaenau and a blue LINDA bringing a train in. There is then a ride on the train up to the summit. Hope it's of interest:



    TTFN,

    Ron.
     
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    The 'Hunslet Hundred' steam gala in 1993 drew quite a crowd and was highly enjoyable. I was there with my video camera and the first instalment of the footage taken over that weekend is now on YouTube. I hope you like it:

     

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