Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.
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yes that’s correct it is a medium term ambition.
Hi matt, the progress is amazing! Will the focus after spring be on consolidating and further developing abergwili or heading north to conwil?
not sure yet, probably a pause for breath! We continue to collect rail as opportunities permit which will allow us to extend the line in addition to carrying out renewals on the existing sections. Aside from that there remains much to be done at Abergwili after this phase including second platform and permanent buildings.
For those who are interested here's a link to the original Abergwili approved planning application which shows plans, elevations etc.
I note there are some differences to the proposed but I can't find any planning variations to get better details. Hopefully Matt can give us the details.
One plan will it be to change the colour of the carriages as the green ones could look better. I like the plan for the station
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If you mean the green ones with the red stripe, they’re owned or sponsored by (I think) Felinfoel Brewery, and that livery is their choice I think
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Also some pictures of TVR220 with running boards and windows being fitted, and new alarm chain notices produced for GWR 216.
Update on the various carriages
1. GWR 216 has more cream gloss applied to doors
2. Alarm chain notices
3. Metal sheets being fitted to TVR220.
4. RU carriage 1949 being repaired at Cranmore
Alarm chain notices now being installed in the compartments
2 locos out today and more vintage carriage progress.
Wow, what was the reason for the double heading matt?
Carriages looking class, on the home stretch.
Has 1369 been loaned or permanently moved to Gwili please?
If a loan, for how long? Thanks.
1369 is on loan until January 2023. We have really enjoyed having her, she is a superb engine.
Just so happened that we needed a 5 car set which necessitates top and tail and we had 2 x steam locos available with crews so decided to put both out.
Very attractive .... and that's coming from a Southern type! The design always puts me in mind of the rebuilt (but sadly long gone) ex- CM&DPR MW pair.
Vintage carriages continue to process, meanwhile the RU is also coming together at Cranmore.
Aberaeron Signal box work continues with cast iron guttering being attached.
Not the 12.30 to Aberystwyth but 43056 did move under its own power today for the first time in preservation.
From 1974 to 1891. Taff Vale 220 taking shape with doors and beading being fitted.
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