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Tony Hills

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by Herald, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Herald

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    Sad News http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/nov/09/tony-hills-obituary?
     
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    That is very sad news. Always liked a chat with Tony, whether at Llanberis all those years ago, or at Pant, he will be missed. Vale Tony.

    Cheers,

    Alan
     
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    This is sad, I once had a long chat with him about Baldwin locos and the project to build a new LYN for the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, he will be missed, I just hope some one picks up the pieces and finishes the two new Baldwin loco in his honor.
     
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    I visited on New Years Eve - chatting to the friendly staff there is an effort to get the US loco projects completed - looked impressive in the workshops.

    The railway is a great legacy to him - travelling last Thursday - on the balcony behind the Baldwin on the steep climb to Torpantau was one of my 2015 steam highlights. As I say the line and stock is a great legacy he has left.
     
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    The great British railway journeys tv programme by Michael Portillo featured The Brecon Mountain Railway and Tony Hills this evening. I am sure it will be repeated soon and of course there is the 'catch up' facility of 'Yesterday tv'.
     
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    .....met him a long time back on the BMR, pulled the Hunslet out of the shed just for me to take pictures, very freindly bloke....RIP
     

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