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Gwili Railway Mixed Traction Gala - October 10th 2015

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Phil_Guard, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Phil_Guard

    Phil_Guard New Member

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    Hi all,

    Gwili Railway Mixed Traction Gala - October 10th

    This event has been mentioned over in the 'Gwili Railway' thread - but I thought I'd put a post on here as well, for a wider audience.

    Both austerities (No.3879 "Haulwen" and No.71516 "Welsh Guardsman") will be in steam, alongside cl.03 D2178 and the cl.117 railcar. We will be running our most intensive timetable, with three passenger train sets out (two loco-hauled, plus a DMU), alongside a steam-hauled goods. It will certainly be busy! If you like lots of train movements, there will certainly always be something moving to watch.

    A copy of the public WTT is attached.

    Other attractions at the event include...

    Bronwydd Arms
    - Intensive timetable - lots of movements to see! Including trains shunting across the crossing, onto the new Southern extension.
    - S&T Musuem open, in the old signalbox from Ffairfach (Central Wales line).
    - Trade and display stands from local interest groups and railway societies (weather permitting) in Bronwydd carpark.
    - Brakevan rides (departing from outside the shop, to the section signal and back) at 1048-1100, 1202-1215 and 1452-1505.
    - Vintage bus rides (departing from outside the signalbox) at 1130, 1245, 1400 and 1530 - short (approx. twenty minute) rides around the town.
    - Café open all day (in two restored ex-Taff Vale Railway coaches, located next to the signalbox).

    Llwyfan Cerrig
    - 'Pop-up' licensed bar in the station building and waiting room (ex Felin Fach, built in 1911).
    - Carriage & Wagon workshop open - view progress on DMU centre-car TCL W59508, which is currently 'in the shops'.
    - Diesel-hauled shuttles to Danycoed, with cl.03 D2178.
    - 7.25" gauge miniature railway in operation, with resident 0-4-0PH Roanoke ‘Ben’.
    - Travelling Post Office - TPO coach open and available to visit.
    - Find out more about the Gwili Vintage Carriage Group, who will have a stand present.

    A steam-hauled demonstration goods train will depart Bronwydd Arms at 1400, travelling to Llwyfan Cerrig. It will return from Llwyfan Cerrig at 1420, arriving back at Bronwydd Arms at 1429. Please note that it is not possible for passengers to travel on this train.

    The final train of the day (1550 ex Bronwydd Arms) will be double-headed by both Austerities.

    Hope to see you there this Saturday! If you have any questions, just ask.



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