If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Gloddfa Ganol

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by bantamd14, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. bantamd14

    bantamd14 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2017
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Stafford
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    During a tour of Welsh NG railways in 1988, I visited Gloddfa Ganol on a Saturday. It was not until I got there, that I realized it was closed on that day, not to be deterred, I was fortunate to find an open door to the main shed. What a sight, dozens of diesel, petrol and battery NG locos. I noted the KS Joffre locos outside and 2 vertical boilered locos (one now at Dinas and the other in store on the VoR, I think). Nerves got the better of me, in case I got caught and quickly left the building after a quick look around the area). In my haste to leave the site, I didn't note down the other steam locos there.

    Can anyone out there point me in the direction of where I can find a list of the steam locos that were there at the time?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. kscanes

    kscanes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    4,150
    Likes Received:
    1,294
    Well, you could get hold of a copy of "Industrial Locomotives" edition 8, (aka 8EL) published by the Industrial Railway Society in 1/1989 .... but I'll save you the trouble.

    The following steam locos are listed there (whether they were on display or not I don't know):
    DeWintons LLANFAIR and KATHLEEN
    2'6" gauge AB 984 THE WEE PUG (nowadays 2ft gauge called DARENT at Hampton & Kempton Waterworks, London).
    STEAM TRAM, a conversion of Lister 14005
    KS 3114 (Wren class) (nowadays at Vale of Rheidol)
    WB 1568 DOROTHY
    Qty 3 KS Joffre class, 2442, 3010, and 3014 (now at respectively The Richmond Light Railway, Kent; Statfold Barn; Moseley Museum.)

    I think that's it.
     
  3. bantamd14

    bantamd14 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2017
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Stafford
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Thanks very much for your prompt reply!
     
  4. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    South Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Where's this to now?
     
  5. meeee

    meeee Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    491
    Likes Received:
    345
    It was sold to Rich Morris who played a big part in setting up the Gloddfa Ganol collection. Last I heard it was still at his private site in Bleanau, however I believe nothing has run for few years due to ill health.

    Tim
     
    SpudUk likes this.
  6. clam1952

    clam1952 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Crewe Cheshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  7. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    South Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Are there any photographs of it anywhere?
     
  8. clam1952

    clam1952 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Crewe Cheshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  9. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    South Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Thanks - I scrolled forwards not backwards in a bid to find one! That's quite a fab little piece of kit!
     
  10. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    South Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  11. talyllyn1

    talyllyn1 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2008
    Messages:
    139
    Likes Received:
    116
  12. clam1952

    clam1952 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Crewe Cheshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Unless you mean the Autotruck in which case it's the FR's Monster which Rich Morris aquired but was was bought back by the FR from when Gloddfa Ganal closed.
     
  13. SpudUk

    SpudUk Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,503
    Likes Received:
    214
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Project Manager
    Location:
    South Wales
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Yes no the ex-Fairbourne Whippit Quick
     
  14. clam1952

    clam1952 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    100
    Likes Received:
    40
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Crewe Cheshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  15. kscanes

    kscanes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2008
    Messages:
    4,150
    Likes Received:
    1,294
    If you can find a copy of The Narrow Gauge No 64 (Spring 1973) there is an article about it running on a contractor's railway in the Darent Valley in Kent.
     
    SpudUk likes this.
  16. Bertie Lissie

    Bertie Lissie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    83
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I have a copy of that magazine, am in Arizona right now but when I get home in a couple of week then I'll try to find it and scan the article. It was quite entertaining.
     
    SpudUk likes this.
  17. Rosedale

    Rosedale Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    435
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Shipbourne
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Recent photos of 'Steam Tram' and the rest of the ex-Rich Morris collection including the steam monoloco and the rail mounted Heinkel (or is it an Isetta?) can be found here: http://ellesmere-modelrailwayclub.weebly.com/tanat-valley-railway-visit-9th-sept-2017.html
     
    SpudUk likes this.
  18. King of Prussia

    King of Prussia New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Rosedale likes this.
  19. Bertie Lissie

    Bertie Lissie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    83
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Found!
     

    Attached Files:

    ragl likes this.
  20. Bertie Lissie

    Bertie Lissie New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2012
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    83
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Page 2
     

    Attached Files:

    ragl likes this.

Share This Page