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Go ahead for Pont Croesor - Port Hbr!

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Christopher125, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Christopher125

    Christopher125 Member

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    Good news from the Unofficial WHR Construction Site -

    Paul Bradshaw: In the past few days the decision has been made by the FR and WHRCL to complete the works needed to obtain HMRI approval of the remaining section of the new WHR. By mid-September we need to have the section from Pont Croesor to Harbour Station brought up to the standard required for a passenger service. It is expected that with HMRI approval granted it will be possible to run occasional trains from Harbour Station over the WHR later this year and, it is hoped, a timetabled service over the winter.

    Chris
     
  2. The Saggin' Dragon

    The Saggin' Dragon Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Good news, hope it all works out OK.
     
  3. Lez Watson

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    Yea, surely good news.

    Perhaps it will be ready for my first full excursion on my birthday (12th September).

    Hurrah!

    Lez
     
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    What's a hbr? Speak English. Or Welsh.
     
  5. RalphW

    RalphW Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Friend

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    No, that has more letters.
     
  7. Christopher125

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    Sorry Andrew.

    (or should that be Sry Andw? ;) )
     
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    And where is Port ? Anywhere near Porth ?

    ;-)

    Richard
     
  9. TonyW

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    Porthmadog is commonly referred to as "Port", even by Welsh-speaking local residents. I've never heard anybody use "Porth" except, perhaps, with a silent "h".
     
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    welcome to Wales, no vowels allowed
     
  11. Felix Holt

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    Nage, ovbulleid - mae llawer iawn o lafariaid yn y Gymraeg - rydym yn defnyddiau llythrennau fel 'y'' ac 'w' fel llafariad!

    Well, Andrew did say English or Welsh!!
    [Translation: Welsh has lots of vowels - we use letters such as 'y' and 'w' as vowels]
    In fact north Welsh has more vowels than English: something like 26 vowel phonemes to the 21 of southern England standard English
    (Email me privately if you want to know what we mean by phonemes!)
     
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    I got the email about this. hope to spend a week or two down there this summer.
     
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    In the same way, we refer to Machynlleth as "Mach", with a silent "h".

    Richard
     
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    I quite agree Felix - it annoys me when people say Welsh has no vowels - we have a lot!!
     

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