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Gwili Railway- Mixed Traffic gala Sunday 29th September

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Matt78, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. Matt78

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    (Message from "SVR Rogers" on this forum who can't seem to post at the moment)

    I am very pleased to announce that we shall be holding a Mixed Traffic gala this year at the Gwili Railway.

    We shall be operating a very intensive service throughout the event with the possibility of some rare workings at the railway.

    We shall have up to 2 steam locos in use along side some of our other locomotives.

    More details shall be published once items are confirmed.
     
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    Would love to see a through goods coming through bronwydd!

    regards TomTom
     
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    I'll see what i can do TomTom!

    We are currently working on the attractions and trying to figure out the loco line up at the moment along with a few other bits all to be discussed at our next gala meeting.

    More details will be published over the coming months.

    Regards

    James
     
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    i think it should be publicised not so much as an enthusuiasts gala but a gala for everyone. I think it should be publisized alot more in the carmarthen journal etc than other gala's on the gwili have been.

    All the best! Hope to be able to attend!

    Regards Tom
     
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    These are all things which we shall be discussing soon. From an enthusuiasts point of view Steam Railway are hopefully going to put an article in the news section of a magazine for us once we can give them some more information. If anyone has any ideas of what they would like to see at the gala I.E attractions, train movements etc please feel free to PM either myself or Phil_Guard so that we can take them to the next meeting to be discussed.

     
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    Big valve please :lol:
     
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    Haha very good!
    On a line with the inclines we have there is no need to 'Big valve' when we're only hauling 3-4 coaches, if we had inclines like the PBR for instance then we'd need to! Video here shows Haulwen working the service on the Transport event last year. (HD) Gwili Railway classic transport show 22/07/12 - YouTube
     
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    Of the 25 heritage railways/centres I've been to in the last year or so, the welcome and friendliness at the Gwili was by far the best (ironically it was followed minutes later by the WORST of the year at the Teifi Valley, but that's another story!). Will definitely be along for the gala. Is the Cl.14 likely to be in use? That would be the main attraction for me even though the journey is one of the more sedate in preservation.
     
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    We are currently working on the loco line up, we hope to have upto 2 steam loco's in use along side some of our diesels. Once we have decided what shall be in use I shall post it in here.
     
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    We will be looking at various attractions in the next gala meeting so if anyone is part of a locomotive group / society and might be interested in attending with a sales stand etc or have any other attractions which we could consider then please PM me with the details.
     
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    The Gwili Railway is pleased to give advance notice of its ‘Anything Goes’ Gala, which will take place on Sunday 29 September. The gala will provide an opportunity to enjoy an intensive service between Bronwydd Arms and Llwyfan Cerrig stations, and will be the last enthusiast-orientated event to take place before our Carmarthen extension is opened in spring 2014.

    Star billing will go to our two ‘Austerity’ 0-6-0Ts, ‘Haulwen’ and ‘Welsh Guardsman’, and it is anticipated that both will be in operation, subject to availability. Current Gala plans incorporate regular ‘double-heading’ following passenger feedback from previous events, with both ‘Austerities’ working hard on the gradient between Bronwydd Arms and Llwyfan Cerrig. It is also believed to be the first such pairing of ‘Austerities’ to take place on the railway.

    Further attractions under consideration for the Gala will include the chance to see some of the railway’s diesel fleet in action, with the steam service supplemented by our Class 117 DMU. There will also be an opportunity to drive our Class 03 shunter within the confines of Bronwydd Arms Station for £5 (subject to availability), visit trade stands, savour the atmosphere in our popular Gwili Buffet, and ride our miniature railway at Llwyfan Cerrig.
    This shall be an exciting opportunity to see the railway and the majority of its stock Including the Vintage coaches and speak to the railway about the Carmarthen Extension

    “…Although the Gala attractions listed are subject to change at this early stage in the planning process, all information correct at time of writing. It is our intention to make further periodic announcements as our plans for the Gala continue to develop”.
    For further information, please contact: Gwili Railway, The Railway Station, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, SA33 6HT or telephone 01267 238213.
     
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    So this event is getting ever closer, who's going to be paying us a visit?
     

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    WTT attached below for the gala, all is subject to availability however at this ccurrent time this is correct.
     

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    I've looked at the roster, but don't know what type of engine bears the name 'Abigail'. Can anyone assist please?

    John
     
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    It's a small diesel shunter, she'll be making a rare appearance in front of the public on an operational service
     

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