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The Vale of Rheidol Railway - News

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

  1. Paul42

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    I don't think the loco list is 100% accurate - e.g. one of the NG15s is listed twice and I think there should be two Lawleys.
     
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    I stand corrected on the Lawleys - two are listed.
     
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    What a great read. Now perhaps some people may be more understanding of the man and his dreams and why he was indifferent to criticisms from certain elements of the enthusiast community.
     
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    Certainly very illuminating and his presence "In the right place at the right time" has certainly led to some remarkable survivals.
    The question now I guess is what is the future for those items (not highlighted in red) that haven't passed to the VoR collection?

    One thing I did pick up on however is that most published sources suggest that he purchased both of the ex Manx Northern Hurst Nelson bogies coaches F37/38 from the IOM but only F38 features on the list.
    So what became of F37 I wonder?

    Chris
     
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    I hope the print version corrected the rather basic spelling error in the headline in the central section.
     
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    Not a direct answer to your question I know but Robert Gambrill’s Legacy article says the locos & carriages saved by Peter Rampton are destined for the future VoR museum. Intriguingly he also says Peter Rampton’s greatest legacy is the restoration of his 12th century home in Surrey and that “we” (presumably the Rampton/VoR charity trustees) will hopefully be able to show this to everyone in future.
     
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    The VoR has started work on building a carriage shed/store for some of the loco collection between the former Carmarthen bay platform at Aberystwyth (more recently, the VoR's terminus)
     
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