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Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by AndrewT, Jul 17, 2012.

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    OK.... herd 'em into heritage stock at gunpoint. Good luck with the return visits!

    With all due respect, you're coming at things from your own viewpoint. For my own part, I love the bug-boxes, but Joe Public with ankle biters and associated push chairs etc. in tow evidently have different expectations. When all's said and done, that's the market the Ffesterbahn (and every other heritage line for that matter) rely on for their bread and butter. If it wasn't for the income from that market, all we'd be left with would be a few static exhibits in museums and maybe one or two authentic lines dogmatically holding onto some 'true faith'. I'm quite content with a pragmatic compromise.
     
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    10th August 2017..... Not my best shot but proof that the carriage is actually used by passengers!


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    Good to see. As one who knew the Ffesterbahn and Talyllyn over 40 years ago, with far more frequent services than today, perhaps this an indication we're headed back to more and fuller trains. Now that would give scope for trains to suit all tastes. Let's hope so!
     
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    Andrew T no longer posts in this thread. Is he still around on the FR/WHR?
     
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    From posts on the Narrow Gauge Facebook group I believe he was made redundant by the FR, but still seems to posts photos and comment on FR items so I assume he is still around the area and perhaps volunteering


    Keith
     
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    Me too. As long as there's a heritage carriage or two included in the rake - which there usually is at the times that I've visited the railway - I'm quite content. After all, you can't see that the rest of the carriages are modern when you're actually traveling in one...unless you lean your head out of the window, which I never do on the FfR due to the tight clearances!

    I remember the FfR tried the "Talking Train" with Vintage Coaches a few years back - since they no longer run it I assume it didn't catch on?
     
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    Timetable for the WHR Festrail 15-18 Sept. is up and available, still waiting for my brochure with loco's etc.

    http://www.festrail.co.uk/content/uploads/1/SP17_170915-17.pdf

    Quiet Friday, busy Saturday and Sunday, looking forward to another Welsh odyssey weekend, hotel booked, fingers crossed for the weather.
     
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    From the "Festrail Insider" public Facebook page, an update on progress at the new station in Caernarfon. Construction is now underway above ground level and they're not hanging around!
    https://m.facebook.com/festrailinsider
     
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    Don't forget to come over to the other side of town too. I will be on RUSSELL both Sat/Sun. No service for us Friday, but depending on weather and when I get there, RUSSELL might be visible in the yard getting a clean and possibly a slow warm up...
     
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    Would be nice to see Russell have a run up to Beddgelert (or further). Is this likely at all in the future? I know a trial run with Mountaineer and WHHR stock was run a few years back, which was hoped would prelude a new era of collaboration, but nothing much seems to have happened since to my knowledge..
     
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    If some one could open up the points at P-Y-M I will happily drive it there for you. Not likely in the short term I fear. I think we are looking at least 18-24 months before it has any chance of happening. (Based on nothing more than a hunch/optimistic desire) Think it will be a busy time in the TLC when it finally does happen.
     
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    FYI it was GELERT not MOUNTAINEER. (<--- see avatar if viewing on web)
     
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    [​IMG]

    I had the pleasure of being fireman for one of the trips.
     
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    The Alco has been towed to presumably Boston Lodge today, speculation running rife elsewhere! Could hope for more but probably just changing storage location.
     

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