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Rhiw Valley Railway

Discussion in 'Miniature Railways' started by stuartc77, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. stuartc77

    stuartc77 New Member

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    I notice in the current edition of RM that the Rhiw Valley Railway has an open day on 3/4 September
    Can anyone provide more details, such as directions (postcode) and opening times?

    Thanks

    Stuart
     
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    garth manor Well-Known Member

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    Try SY 21 8 BJ, from Welshpool take main road towards Newtown, turn off for Berriew village then take 2nd right in the village for Manafon, first right would take you over the hill to Castle Caereinion on the Llanfair light, the line is clearly visible on the left in the valley meadows before Manafon, was built with loving care by deceased local jewel shop owner.
     
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    richards Part of the furniture

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    garth manor Well-Known Member

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    Yup, spot on.
     
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    stuartc77 New Member

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    Many thanks that's great

    can anyone confirm the date (i know that last year it was the same weekend)
    and opening times (afternoon only?)

    tuart
     
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    I went a couple of years ago. Trains started approx midday I think. I also seem to remember that Saturday is invitation only and Sunday is the public day. Both engines are usually is steam - well worth a visit!
     
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    Hi

    Our open days this year will be the first weekend in September. We have launched a web site for the railway today and would like to invite you all to have a look. www.rvlr.co.uk
    Details of the open day can be found there. Thanks Mike Woodroffe Rhiw Valley Light Railway
     
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    That's fantastic - all the information I wanted and more
     
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    You can combine it with the Welshpool Gala, even more reason to visit.
     
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    Just to follow up the original post

    I had a great time on Sunday afternoon. Weather was great with lots of sunshine. Everyone very friendly
    The line is very photogenic, with both steam locos working hard

    Would definitely recommend if you've not paid a visit

    Stuart
     
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    A couple of snaps from today's open day

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    A 12 minute video from the railway's open day last weekend

     
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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    A report on a Facebook group says it is closing and the last open day is to be on October 2nd. I hope it isn't true, but hopefully the locos and rolling stock will survive.
     
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    The RVLR website says this:
    All good things come to an end, and unfortunately, for various reasons, this will be the last opening season for the RVLR. We’d like to thank all our visitors and volunteers for their support over the years. The very last open day will be Sunday 2nd October and we hope to see as many of you as possible on that date to celebrate this great little railway.
     

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