Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by rough-shunter, Apr 26, 2009.
well over the bank holiday weekend the whhr has the baldwin so is anyone going ?
Of course, I have to work int he shop on Monday though #-o .
Yep will be their Sunday and Monday.
Baldwin on freight and passenger can not wait. \/
Hope this will kick start there appeal.
Which one is that pjm?
the one for their Baldwin "590" which 778 is parked next to in the shed
Heritage train Trainee Guard Sat and Sun. (Black waistcoat, Trousers and bowler hat Much like this)
Other things Mon (hopefully getting a footplate trip on the Baldwin and Irish Mail)
Also look out for my (slightly dirty) model of RUSSELL(it will be the biggest RUSSELL in the room)on the WHHR stand at the model show over the road on Sat/Sun.
So Photos and Video from a fantastic weekend can be found???????????
My photos start here so click on the Baldwin, rather than the Garratt.
A combined video of the FfR and the WHHR over the two days.
It says "as he brings the train into the yard at the end of the day" but the clock says 11:35. So, was this a very, very early end to the day, or a very, very late one with a huge floodlight outside the signal box? ;-)
Tony, surely you realise the WHHR is a frozen 'moment in time'... :lol:
Please react with a sense of humour switched on - no slight intended! ;-)
My sense of humour is rarely switched off these days Roger! Slightly worrying is that I've even started to find AT's posts in another place amusing. However, you make a very good point....
I'd just like to say a "thank you" to the WHHR for the excellent barbecue and quiz that they organised on Sunday evening. A very pleasant evening was had by all, with funds raised for a worthy non-railway cause. Can we have another one like that sometime, please?
=D> Roger, stop stealing my punchlines!
More bizarrely, I've just looked, and the photo is dated 6th January 2025. I will hopefully post some more photos this evening, so watch this space......
Oh Chris, you've let the secret out... ](*,)
So now we know that Russell is a future Doctor Who, and he was photographed in his Tardis... \/
Pictures from this weekend’s gala event at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway are now online...... including the return of a Baldwin 4-6-0PT locomotive to WHR metals and the first run of the newly restored Welsh Highland Buffet Car:
The weekend also brought the news that the boiler has been ordered for the WHHR’s own resident Baldwin, Number 794, which is to be restored as Number 590, its sister engine which once ran on the original Welsh Highland Railway. The chassis of Number 794 will leave Porthmadog in the next few weeks for restoration to begin at Alan Keef Ltd.
More pictures of the gala are here:
Love the Sig Roger, that footplate ride was clearly worthwwhile if only to get that out of you.
Help my cover is blown. But what evil things am I here to fight and save the world from??? (Either that or the battery was flat in the clock...?)
IIRC it was then end of the second day of the public season.
Loving the signature pic Roger!!! Can you just add me hanging out of the window, with a massive grin on my face!!!!
Believe it or not - that was just what I was doing...
See below... \/
Great minds think alike...
Cheers do you mind if I save a copy of that?
Footplate ride?!?! I hope the WHHR charged him £20 for the privilege! No? Perhaps it is only the FR that does that then.....!
For those that don't understand: Last winter the FR announced that it would be charging £20 for footplate rides for non-FR/WHR(C) staff, with the possible exception of special/invited guests of the railway's management. Drivers were made responsible to extract the money from the footplate rider and make sure it was duly recorded in the Boston Lodge Footplate Ride's Ledger, and presumably expected to make up the shortfall if this was not done. The charge was levied to cover the "considerable" administrative effort involved in opening a drawer, taking out a footplate pass, writing somebody's name on it, recording the pass number on the loco roster and pinning the pass on a noticeboard.
And the saddest thing is that somebody was paid to come up with that idea!
It would appear I owe £20 for my ride on Taliesin back at Easter :-$ I am sure Roger will extract it out of me when I see him next, but if I am to charge him £20 for the return favour on the Baldwin, I guess we can call it quits?
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