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The Gwili Railway thread

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Matt78

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    no, we had 08631 visit in 2010.
     
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    Also had a resident, very similar class 11.
     
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    Is the Hunslet a Pete Briddon special like 14 901?
     
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    I believe it's actually gec 5391!!!
     
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    Santa specials underway
     

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    It's halo seems to have slipped !!!!
     
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    We have booked on the lights of the valley on December 30th, I think that's a really cool inclusion to the timetable. I hope it's well patronised!
     
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    we hope so too Tom, they will be the last runs for 1369 before she returns to Devon.

    regards

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    It will be sad too see her go. I always think a pannier is the perfect loco for the gwili and they always look right at home! I have noticed the trains getting longer and longer this year it must be a proper test getting out of bronwydd or the climb just before Dan y coed. I guess gone are the days where an 0-4-0 could do the job?

    Cheers,
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    Hi Tom

    1369 has proved to be very capable so yes we will be sorry to see her go. We have run 5 car sets on occasions this year, although the 5th vehicle is usually the Kitchen Car which does not carry passengers.

    yes the days of the 0-4-0’s running services are past,



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    Folks, any idea when is a good time to call their booking office - have been trying all week and emailed but seemingly unable to speak to a human? We are booked on a Santa special next week and have an issue that needs resolving.

    I understand it may not be manned full time, but would be good to know when it is open.
     
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    @acorb suggest you try the office during the day tomorrow as it will be manned, if you can’t get through PM me and I will assist,

    best wishes

    Matt
     
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    Hi Matt, thanks for this, all sorted yesterday - much appreciated. BW Alan.
     
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    Latest edition of the blog as we look back on a busy year, and look forward to getting the site ready for Easter and the erection of the much anticipated carriage shed.

    https://gwili.blog/2022/12/16/240/

    regards

    Matt
     
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    Great blog on the work at abergwili! Once abergwili car park is opened will bronwydd still have a public car park or will the space be used for operations?

    Tom
     
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    Hi Tom

    there will still be some parking at Bronwydd but some of the yard will be turned over to storage etc.

    Regards

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    A historic occasion with the last use of Bronwydd Arms as a terminus after 44 years, with all trains starting from Abergwili Junction at Easter

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    Had a fantastic trip on the train for the 6 of us. Train full, amazing service including at seat drinks orders. Really well organised and run! Absolutely superb!
     
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    It was good to finally get a ride on this railway, having lived in Wales for 14 years I had never made it here until today - a wrong finally righted!
    All of our party enjoyed themselves, its certainly a lovely line with some great scenery. The new terminus will be a big boost to the railway no doubt.
    We will certainly be back again.
    IMG_20221230_163418.jpg IMG_20221230_143722.jpg
     

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