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Author Topic: 15th November, TV, Cambrian Coast  (Read 2007 times)
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« on: November 10, 2019, 07:04:13 am »

From the County Times

TWO local women are due to appear in a new series that has started on Channel 5 television, called “The World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys”.

The first episode featured an amazing adventure of the Canadian Rockies showing breathtaking landscapes and sceneries.

The second episode went to Spain and travelled from San Felix to Bilboa and on to Ribadeo showing truly wonderful scenes.

This coming week they will be visiting New Zealand, and the following week, Friday November 15, the Wales and the Cambrian Coast Line will be the chosen area.

Somewhat mature article - I watched and enjoyed the New Zealand episode last Friday, and the Cambrian Coast comes up in 5 days time.   The series (or at least the New Zealand episode) seems to have a higher proportion of rail interest than many such series which are using the railway merely as a link between places to talk primarily about those places.  Should learn something, should be interesting.

The Cambrian Coast line was independent until a year or two before the 1923 grouping when it was taken over by the GWR and it remained a GWR line right through to nationalisation in 1948.   Now, naturally, part of Transport for Wales.

The blurb in the paper talks about Caersws, and I expect the program to feature the Cambrian main line from Shrewsbury to Dovey Junction, as well as the coastal section.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 08:46:49 am »

Didnt see the el transcantabrico become the el eirecoa when it travelled to Bilboa...which is on the boundaries of counties Laois, Carlow and Kilkenny.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2019, 12:24:10 pm »

Watched Fort William to Mallaig. All 2 hours, semi interesting especially the footplate shots.

One thing puzzled me was that every so often they showed a glimpse of the rear of the train. There appeared to be a steam loco on the back. Presumably to haul it back form Mallaig as it diid seem to be a long train and ran into a single line platform at Mallaig.

Anybody know?

Also where are the water valves for the injectors. The fireman only seemed to manipulate the steam valves. Also does it have an exhaust steam injector?
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