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Teifi Valley Railway

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

  1. SpudUk

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    This hits the nail on the head. I'm not particularly interested in any tit-for-tat on who did what, when, but as someone with an interest in steam railways, time to volunteer, a particular passion for the narrow gauge AND within commutable distance, I am interested in the professionalism of the organisation I might give my time to. Time and time again big questions are being asked of the TVR and some fluffy post on Facebook about someone passing out as a guarding doesn't assuage the underlying feeling that something is very, very wrong there
     
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    IMHO, sell the steam locos and use the money to (1) hire a competent chartered accountant and (2) hire contractors to finish as much of the repairs/relaying of track as it will cover. Then, take 'steam' out of all publicity and run services with diesel locos (or battery if you want to be green...).
     
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    I've only ever visited the line once, back in 1988, and when I just looked at my photos I was surprised to see that they had 2 locos in steam on the day we visited - and the weather was awful!

    As an occasional viewer of this thread, the place certainly needs to get its act in order on the financial/accounts side otherwise, as others have pointed out, it draws into question the operation as a whole....

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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Had you not visited Wales before?

    Very nice piccies ..... thanks for posting. :)
     
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    There is no reason for a volunteer to know about the limited Company, the LRO, the obligations of the directors etc etc in order to work at the railway. But it is essential for anyone who takes over the management to know ALL about the paperwork and respect its importance. It's great fun running a tourist attraction and rebuilding something broken, but all the work is for nothing if you neglect this.
     
  6. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

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    Just about to say the obvious but...

    The public in general doesn't visit Nat Pres so anything on here is bound to be specific, possibly at times biased and even irrelevant to the grand scheme of things.

    The Railway's web site should ideally be the mouthpiece for the Railway but the 'News' tab looks very historical to me.

    A way to keep the information 'live' is to make good use of Facebook and not allow the same information to sit there for all that long before it is replaced by something recent - like the latest news on work on the line. If you scroll down FB then it seems as though information is posted every week and more frequently of late. So someone is trying to keep the set-up in peoples' minds.

    My point is to observe that in the grand scheme of things extended arguments on here don't add as much as feet on the ground and commentary plus images on Facebook with a few more up-to-date entries on the main web site.

    Try a lovely big image on the Home page of the line in action and full of visitors. And in the 'News' on the home page perhaps it's not a good idea to have the only item showing as something that links back to 6th November!!

    Simple stuff matters.
     
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    The July issue (245) of Today's Railways reports that loco Alan George departed the TVR on 19th February 2022 for restoration at an unknown location. Due for completion and return to the TVR in 2024.
     
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