Home Open Account Help 238 users online

European Railroad Discussion > Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers


Date: 03/02/21 02:08
Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: 86235

Bad news for the heritage railway sector

https://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR3JmyqgsPlCr-SqOr_81WHigTN0lwsPVLyyIITDUctMbyUQ7aSralde4K0

Not entirely clear what the dispute referenced is about, and the losses for the last three years are pretty eye watering, so it's not solely due to Covid, but even so it's a sad day.



Date: 03/02/21 15:33
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: wpamtk

Very sad to hear. I rode their train back in 2012 and was very taken with how it was such an integral part of the town and countryside. I hope they can work things out.



Date: 03/02/21 18:46
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: dwatry

Didn't know there was a Welsh steam railway that was standard gauge!  Sorry to hear about this.



Date: 03/02/21 21:13
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: gbmott

Didn't they just open, or were about to open, the extension into Corwen?

Gordon



Date: 03/03/21 09:06
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: 55002

I think from previous magazine articles, they have grossly underquoted for work in their engineering division, and quality control was sadly lacking. Their work for 5551 The Unknown Warrior was open to dispute, and the loco was removed. Similarly for the D49 overhaul. All these projects lost the ELR many thousands.  chris uk.



Date: 03/03/21 09:18
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: 86235

gbmott Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Didn't they just open, or were about to open, the
> extension into Corwen?
>
> Gordon

Yes, recently opened but there was a dispute about that as well. Something to do with the cast iron platform canopy supports.



Date: 03/03/21 10:05
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: 86235

dwatry Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Didn't know there was a Welsh steam railway that
> was standard gauge!  Sorry to hear about this.

There are at least two other operational standard gauge heritage railways in Wales plus one or two others in the "start up" phase.

The Gwili Railway near Carmarthen in West Wales

https://gwili-railway.co.uk/#2

The Pontypool and Blaenavon which is within the Blaenavon World Heritage Site, about six miles south of Abergavenny and 15 miles north of Newport.

https://www.bhrailway.co.uk/



Date: 03/04/21 19:34
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: Peak45068

86235 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> dwatry Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Didn't know there was a Welsh steam railway
> that
> > was standard gauge!  Sorry to hear about this.
>
> There are at least two other operational standard
> gauge heritage railways in Wales plus one or two
> others in the "start up" phase.
>
> The Gwili Railway near Carmarthen in West Wales
>
> https://gwili-railway.co.uk/#2
>
> The Pontypool and Blaenavon which is within the
> Blaenavon World Heritage Site, about six miles
> south of Abergavenny and 15 miles north of
> Newport.
>
> https://www.bhrailway.co.uk/

Don’t forget the Llanelli Mynydd Mawr Railway based at Cynheidre which has added 142006 to its fleet.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 03/05/21 02:36
Re: Llangollen Railway calls in the receivers
Author: 86235

Peak45068 Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Don’t forget the Llanelli Mynydd Mawr Railway
> based at Cynheidre which has added 142006 to its
> fleet.

I'd included them in the "start up" phase lines as I don't think they are operational yet, even those they've got a TfW 142.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/05/21 02:46 by 86235.



[ Share Thread on Facebook ] [ Search ] [ Start a New Thread ] [ Back to Thread List ] [ <Newer ] [ Older> ] 
Page created in 0.0413 seconds