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The Vale of Rheidol Railway - News

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by ValeOfRheidol, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. MuzTrem

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    I guess that makes sense. Clearly, the carriage shed can't go on the proposed station site as it would obstruct the running line!
     
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    Engine shed will become a museum , Existing platform space becomes carriage shed and a new station built alongside the museum. Most passengers are arriving by road and are of a demographic where a short walk from coach to shop to facilities to train works most nicely !


    being cheeky can we get a Dukedog and Manor back in the museum ?
     
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    Some further photos from Martin's charter on Friday. Thanks to Martin, Will and the crews.
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    To answer a couple of queries, yes the current platform space will be used for carriage storage. Should the Carmarthen line scheme be progressed there is scope for a second platform face in the current Aberystwyth mainline station.

    The walk from the mainline station to the new platforms will be only slightly further than at present however the facilities will be greatly superior and more accessible for the needs of visitors.

    There are still plans for the London Bridge roof - just taking one step at a time!

    Will
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    The roof will cover the former platform space I had assumed.
     
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    Are there any plans to restore their names at some time? Whilst they look impressive, to a casual visitor they will just look the same (I know people say that about all GWR locos!), whereas the names will give them individuality.
     
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    Number 8 looks great, Green Tank fronts at long last!
    John
     
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    Can anyone confirm if the railway will be running their local residents discount event again this February? No mention on their website at the moment.
     
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    Hi Alan, not this year, but there will be other promotions running during the year. Our free monthly email newsletter often contains special promotions. You can sign up at https://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk/newsletter.htm

    Regards,
    Will, VoR
     
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    Whilst we are not running our locals discount in February this year, our latest newsletter features a voucher for buy one ticket get one free, we are also offering a new initiative of a locals discount card which you can apply for offering 40% discount all year round.
     
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    Thanks for your replies everyone, I will certainly take a look at the newsletter and will most likely use the offer - it's a spectacular journey during the winter. I am surprised the locals offer isn't being run again as it seemed to attract a lot of first time visitors, but I am sure there are good financial reasons for the change.
     
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    In the latest VoR newsletter, it mentions a 'Forgotten Engines' event on 14-15/09/19, with 3 engines which haven't been seen by the public in years. I am looking forward to attending this event, to see which locos they are!
     
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    Thanks for that info. I think I probably will attend the gala.
     
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    Visited yesterday for the steam festival. A dull day weather wise but great to see the 3 engines lined up together in steam and very interesting to look around the workshops.
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