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Teifi Valley Railway

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Anthony Coulls, Jun 22, 2014.

  1. ross

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    I know that equipment is quite hard to come by these days, and it would be a tragedy if either of these locomotives were lost. I understand people's concern, but the TVR lives yet. Try not to sound like vultures waiting waiting waiting
     
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    Sorry, forgot the smile:)
     
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    Re: Brecon - Tony Hill hated volunteers, thought they were a nuisance, and abolished the Society. He was a professional engineer and expected everyone elae to be professional. After the TVR collapse I went to see him in the hope he could take over at Henllan. But unfortunately he was already in poor health and although sympathetic, could not consider it.
    Alan George: I have Roger Penn's contact details if anyone wants them.
     
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    Morning all

    Quick update on Dave James . Still recuperating following the fall/operation but seems to be ok
     
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    At the end of another season: contrasts between 2010 and the present day. What once was a railway, now ... oldTVR.jpg newTVR.jpg newTVR.jpg
     
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    Good to see they are still going.
     
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    Maybe it is to show that it has become a family attraction, appealing to all ages and genders rather than us sad old train fans, to expand its visitor base?
     
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    The same was posted to a FB group earlier. A current volunteer has since uploaded an excellent photo gallery of the Teifi Valley's goings-on this year to the same group: Alan George has been in steam over the 2/3 mile track they have at the moment, lower-end progress has been made with Sgt. Murphy, various pictures of general maintenance and the tracklaying that has been taking place. The minature gauge 'Pixie Line' has also been operating. Overall looks good with visible progress!
     
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    I think the point is that the lady has had her heart broken through all the shenanigans over the past few years. Yes, they are trying to bring it back from the brink, but there's a long way to go. I wish the current crew every possible success, but I do feel for Ms Perry
     
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    The point is, that today the only passengers they get are teddy bears. Mind you, the teddies do seem to be enjoying themselves! :Panda:
     
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    Thanks Ross. The most disturbing thing is that any post I put on FB about the TVR evokes a stream of abuse- it seems I am the one to blame for all the disasters.
     
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    Sorry, but I'm afraid I have less sympathy than Ross. You are the one who keeps bringing this subject up, and making snide remarks - or at least, that how they come across - about the new regime at the TVR, without any prompting. It is only natural that this will get people's backs up.

    I am trying to give you the benefit of the doubt; as Ross says, it is easy to see how your situation has left you feeling angry and disappointed. But I really don't feel that public forums are the right place to vent such frustrations. As I have argued before, railways all have their share of dirty laundry but it is usually better to avoid airing it publicly. I suspect you would probably attract more sympathy if you maintained a dignified silence; perhaps in twenty years or so, when a little more water has passed under the bridge, then it will be time to publish your memoirs and set out your side of the story.
     
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    Indeed, it’s easy to point out “shortcomings” with the current set up but let’s not forget that without them there would be nothing left at all.
     
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    This may have been covered elsewhere, but who actually owns Sgt Murphy?
     
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    The Teifi society itself along with most of the rolling stock.
    Alan George is owned by a consortium of members rather than the society though.
     
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