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The Gwili Railway thread

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by Matt78, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. William Fletcher

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    Great to hear of progress updates, one day I will make it across from Lincoln to see what you've done. Sounds marvellous.
     
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    All done...

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    Is there any possible scope for extending the gwili once carmarthen is reached? Wikipedia notes that there was plans many years ago to extend to Llanpumsaint but that the number of missing bridges had made that virtually impossible.
     
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    The Saggin' Dragon Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator Friend

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    Bridges to Llanpumpsaint are largely in place but in poor condition as far as I am aware.
     
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    Hi

    The bridges aren't missing, they need repair to various degrees. There are three before the next stop (Conwil) and a further 4 before the one after that (Llanpumsaint). If you click back a few pages on the thread there are some pictures of a few of the bridges.

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    Thanks matt, do the gwili have any plans once the current extension is finished or is that it? Also are there any future projects in the pipeline within any of the other departments at gwili?
     
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    Hi Luke

    There are many potential projects in the wings which relate to locos, carriages and infrastructure. Examples include completion of the vintage carriages, expansion of the carriage workshop, overhaul of Haulwen, a new cafe at Llwyfan Cerrig, car park at Abergwili and extension northwards. There is also the hope that as we expand we may finally host an ex-BR loco in the fleet.

    Key to all of these are labour and finance, it never stops and if the railway is to keep moving forward then we have to continue building on what has been done so far.

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    This photo is from quite a few years ago now but it is one of my personal favourites, and does illustrate the potential of the railway. Taken on the current extension, heading south towards Abergwili Jtn . Ah yes the Vintage Carriages look very complete from a distance...

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