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The Gwili Railway thread

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Phil_Guard

    Phil_Guard New Member

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    Hi all,

    For anyone interested, the Gwili Steam Railway are holding a 'Virtual Gala' today. It's being hosted on their Facebook page - search 'Gwili Steam Railway'; you don't need to be signed up as a member of FB to view it.

    It's a 'move by move' series of pictures, taken throughout the day (posted in real time). The images and video are taken from the first of the 40th Anniversary events ("Gwili 40 - The Opening Act") at Easter 2018.

    Diolch,

    Phil.
     
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    About 20 years ago, I recall the refreshment facilities at the railway were a coach with an aisle on one side so that the serving staff could access the table. I can't find any reference to it on the railway's website. Are there any on-line photos of it at the railway and also the inside?

    Searching for it hasn't proved successful as I don't know what it's called!
     
  3. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    You mean the booth car - http://www.cs.rhrp.org.uk/se/CarriageInfo.asp?Ref=1114. It’s at the Mid Norfolk Railway these days.
     
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    The Griddle as it was affectionately known. Was a sad day when that left the railway.
     
  6. Matt78

    Matt78 Well-Known Member

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    Evening all

    our appeal fund now stands at almost 10k raised, many thanks to those who have donated, and if anyone would like/feel able to so the link is here

    https://gwili-railway.co.uk/emergency-fund/

    stay safe all,

    regards

    Matt
     
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    Just donated tipyn bach to help the cause!
     
  8. City of truro fan

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    Will Wales guardsman be running at svr as it seems that they wouldn’t want a small engine for that railway they usually prefer the better ones. Is an unusual thing to hear
     
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    60017 Part of the furniture Friend

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    Whats 'Wales guardsman?' :confused:
     
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    It’s an engine that has been at the ceiling railway for years but just been taken away
     
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    I think the loco you are talking about is 'Welsh Guardsman' which was recently moved from the Gwili railway to the SVR. I believe the SVR are to help the owners with hire arrangements and with carrying out some work to the loco.

    I have no idea what/where the 'Ceiling railway' is!

    Keith
     
  12. City of truro fan

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    Sorry my spellchecker didn’t know how to spell gwili
     
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    Given the default lexicon generally tends to be American (rather than correct) English, Cymric toponyms giving spell checkers the heebie jeebies shouldn't really be wondered at .... and I wish you could see the number of red underlines in this post! :)
     
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    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    Ah, The Cymric Toponyms - a fine band in their day. I think I’ve still got some of their stuff on vinyl in the loft ... ;)

    Tom
     
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    Flippin 'eck Tom, the vinyl junkies will lap that up. Stick 'em on ebay. You should make enough to fund 'Beachy Head's' completion and next overhaul :)
     
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    The official statement from the SVR when it arrived was that the railway had "...agreed to host Welsh Guardsman while the owner decides on the operating opportunities for the loco during the 2020 season. Bridgnorth Locomotive Works will undertake some examination and maintenance work and we will potentially have the chance to use the locomotive". So at the time (before the shutdown obviously) there was a chance it would have run before moving elsewhere. Now, who knows...
     
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    Ok that’s ok then. I hope they haven’t upset them to make them move as that engine is always been the one I’ve seen on the gwilly and it won’t be the same without that one
     
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    Hi CoT fan,

    Yes Welsh Guardsman was based on the Gwili for a long time, but engines do come and go, and I’m sure she will be appreciated on the SVR.

    We have a lot to look forward to when we do start running again with L92 presently with us, Moorbarrow under repair and Haulwen to follow. So it’s not all bad.

    regards

    Matt
     
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    Yes L92 is a much better engine for you and I have read now that Olwen which is an original gwili will be run again too so it’s good news. The railway is nice along the river
     
  20. Pete Thornhill

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    L92 aka 5786 started it’s preserved life at the SVR of course before moving on (Hereford then SDR).
     

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