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The Vale of Rheidol Railway - News

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

  1. jsm8b

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    So does this free up the old Camarthen platform for some other worthy project ?
     
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    Carmarthen platform required for the reinstated Carmarthen service.
     
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    Is it just the angle of the photograph or is No.7's chimney much wider than the chimney's on No.s 8 & 9?
     
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    The angle of the photo, the fact it's matt black rather than gloss, and the reflections on the copper caps make it look odd compared to the others.
     
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    It does seem to look wider to me. Been fitted with a multijet exhaust?
     
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    I think it's a shame that VoR won't be part of the mainline station anymore, there can't be many heritage operations that do share a terminus station with the big railway, what of the London Bridge station roof pillars plans? And the museum that they were to be a part of, this development seems very watered down to the aspirations of a few years ago.
     
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    Agreed, it was something rather special. Although VoR trains do use the Carmarthen platform space, it's seemed quite separate for a while, with the separate entrance and ticket hut near their car park well away from the mainline station.
    The museum plans were very exciting, but nothing has been heard for a long time. I wonder if the London Bridge roof will join a lot of semi-vanished locomotives in the VoR storage somewhere?
     
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    New Carriage Shed I was told yesterday, while on a photo charter on the railway.
     
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    No , I asked yesterday and was told it will be used in a later phase.
     
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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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    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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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.
    IMG_2134 edit 2 LR.jpg IMG_2255LR.jpg IMG_2212LR.jpg
    IMG_2289LR.jpg
     
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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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