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The Vale of Rheidol Railway - News

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

  1. Miff

    Miff Well-Known Member

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    I suppose this might not be the only opportunity, or fund-raiser, to see the Surrey collection. Robert Gambrill has previously mentioned the future possibility of showing Peter Rampton’s restored 12th century home (described as his greatest legacy) to the public. I believe he also collected cars.
     
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    Good to see some news of the Gwailor pacifics here, but it seems a waste to put both in a museum - - couldn't one be considered as a candidate for restoration to running order? The VoR must surely be one of the better candidates for having the loading gauge to accommodate!
     
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    Wow - I may actually bid for the Surrey tour (though I'm not likely to win)
     
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    Very tempted to bid, but that'll go for crazy money! It'd certainly be interesting to see Rob again
     
  5. tony51

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    Any chance a moderator could merge the two very similar VoR threads?
     
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    Will it though? I mean, it is just a day out. Whilst I hope they raise an absolute mint of money, How much can it be worth, even to the most curious with the deepest pockets...
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Monkey Magic Part of the furniture

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    There is some weird stuff the wealthy will pay for, 160K to play tennis with a politician for example. Look at the prices paid for railwayana, a name plate can go for 10 grand plus.

    I am sure there are some wealthy ex public school boys who who will willingly pay extra as well for being blind folded, tied up and thrown in a boot before and after the visit to collection X.
     
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    Well as anybody with more than a passing interest in the collection has a pretty good idea as to exactly where it is located, I think anyone hoping for the blindfold and car boot experience would be sadly disappointed!
    Chris
     
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    I am sure it can be arranged if required
     
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    For that matter, think of how much Union Pacific charged for the chance to ride behind the "Big Boy" last year. It was about $3000 a seat as I recall, but the train sold out!

    It must be nice to have that much disposable income... I think my only hope of placing a winning bid for the Collection X tour would be if the VoR were willing to accept payment in Monopoly money :p But the money will all go to a good cause, so I say good luck to them. I'm sure the rest of us will get our chance in due course!
     

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