Recent content by Gwenllian2001

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    South Wales 'Metro' updates

    The population of Maesteg alone is 21,000. That doesn't include other places on the line; Tondu, Sarn or Wildmill. The line also attracts passengers from Nantyffyllon and Caerau which had dedicated bus links lost to the 'Austerity' forced onto local government. It's amazing that the 'Magic...
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    Trivia: Smallest towns with more than one station

    No they are seperate stations. Penrhyndeudraeth also has two seperate stations.
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    Ex LNER Mark 4 sets for TfW

    I have just gone through a few of the latest posts and it seems that people are more keen on pushing their political points than discussing the subject of the thread.
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    Signal boxes called "cabins". Was this just an L&Y habit?

    Barry Signal Box was always referred to as Barry Cabin by the local staff.
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    Why do Wikipedia articles refer to UK rolling stock as "British Rail"?

    Everyone that I know still refers to the 'Gas Board', 'Electricity Board' and 'Water Board'. I never heard anyone say that they had been to Cardiff on an Arriva Train. They just went by train.
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    Suffixes added to station names on grouping or nationalisation

    Well into the 1950s Cardiff Corporation buses could be seen with 'GWR Station' on their destination blinds.
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    Trivia: Closest stations to each other as the crow flies

    If closed stations are allowed, I would suggest Cogan and Penarth Dock stations. Cogan, of course, is still open. Just a few yards away.
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    Well if it's temporary, what's the hurry? It's not needed urgently in traffic.
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    It reminds me of the old song by Joe Brown. 'What a crazy world we're living in.'
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    Transport for Wales 769's

    No doubt for the same reasons that London to Brighton trains and many others have. What makes the south of England special?
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    Edmondson Ticket Dating

    In my day printed stock had to be ordered, from Reading, when it was deemed necessary. The Chief Clerk was supposed to keep an eye on the number of blank cards being issued to a given station and order printed stock as required. I once ordered printed stock for eleven different destinations...
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    Uncomfortable trains of old

    My favourite loco hauled was Hawksworth designed stock. The seats were very comfortable with great support for the lower back.
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    South Wales 'Metro' updates

    It was the Thatcher government that forced B.R. into a two for three rolling stock replacement. Blair might have been blamed for some things but that wasn't one of them. Just to assure you that I am not electioneering. I have never voted for either of the parties they headed. No amount of spin...