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    Standees on heritage railways

    We do run a standard service of between 4 and 6 coaches, depending on historic precedence to guesstimate numbers - which you can only do when people tend to turn up on spec in the last 30 minutes (as many do). The Rheidol tanks will take 7 full comfortable, giving us that flexibility and there...
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    Standees on heritage railways

    From experience on the VOR, the beach does tend to draw people away on balmy days, but our busiest day is normally a Wednesday. Two perceived reason a) people naturally expect weekends to be busier b) people tend to start holidays on a Friday or Saturday and take time to settle in or assume point a)
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    ran today no problem!
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    The Vale or Rheidol history book by Peter Johnson is due out with Pen & Sword on 30th April. The fact that the book will be well stocked at the VOR shop is more than a coincidence.....
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    How many of our Heritage Railways are in trouble?

    I totally agree and neither are we 'plagued' with 'biddies' wanting tea and gifts. I like tea and I occasionally buy gifts, it doesn't mean I have to change sex, add twenty years on my life and travel by coach to do so! There's a whole cross section of people who want to visit to experience the...
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    How many of our Heritage Railways are in trouble?

    VOR is an hour's drive from Tywyn, nearly two from Porthmadog and nearly an hour from Welshpool. That's rather a large area that is 'saturated'...! :)
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    Currently, one line has been concreted in to the new shed and most of the infrastructure cladding has been undertaken. There has been a relaying of rails on the straight before Capel Bangor over winter and the old rails are being utilised for the shed. On completion, a larger booking...
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    It's on there now! The VOR are matching the price, just saying... ;)
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    Yes, rails in the New Year after the PWay has finished replacing track at Lovesgrove straight. Following completion a new booking office/shop will be built where the old shop/yard was.
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    Settlement Association

    LLANGADOG is one of many stations sited near to a Celtic hill fort
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    Settlement Association

    The Titanic brewery is famous for its beer, made in BURSLEM
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    2019 New Track Coverage

    Swoons in horror...
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    I believe the VOR is well in excess of 60,000 visitors these days annually :)
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    No, the carriage shed is new
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    Railways built for the craziest reasons

    The Plynlymon & Hafan was not crazy, but was doomed to failure the moment it was blocked from crossing the Cambrian railways
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    Vale of Rheidol Aberystwyth Station

    New Carriage Storage and Conservation Store : Within our Aberystwyth site we are developing a three road storage shed to house our Heritage fleet of carriages but also to enable us to move items from the future multifunction display facility that will require protection from the elements...
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    2019 New Track Coverage

    Keep an eye on next season, as the Garratt will be in steam at some point on the VOR... :)
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    Shred`s UK trips.

    VOR shed tours. We try and provide them whenever the shed is open, but it does depend on staff availability, not everyone being genned up on the railway history - past, present and future. In the summer, set times are given for this 10.45 and 14.15, to allow the staff a 15 minute window...
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    Settlement Association

    Male Voice choirs abound in Wales, but one I remember is the BRIGHTON Welsh Male voice choir

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