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Welsh Pony certainly had a tender of her own tender until recently, was last seen painted blue. It was pretty far gone when I last saw it and that was some time before the blue paint....(Quite possibly when still in the car park!) 

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Welsh Pony certainly had a tender of her own tender until recently, was last seen painted blue. It was pretty far gone when I last saw it and that was some time before the blue paint....(Quite possibly when still in the car park!) 

 

I think that tender was restored and given to Princess, wasn't it?

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Welsh Pony will have its first steaming in eighty years on Saturday. There will be 3 broadcasts of the F&WHR social media. They will be at:

  • 10.00 - The lighting-up.
  • 13.00 - The first whistle.
  • 16.00 - 'Welsh Pony' will hopefully move under her own steam.

More info:

 

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5 hours ago, Paul.Uni said:

Welsh Pony will have its first steaming in eighty years on Saturday. There will be 3 broadcasts of the F&WHR social media. They will be at:

  • 10.00 - The lighting-up.
  • 13.00 - The first whistle.
  • 16.00 - 'Welsh Pony' will hopefully move under her own steam.

More info:

 

Please click "see more" and note that last line, Boston Lodge will not be accessible and there are different restrictions on travel etc. operating in Wales. There is no visitor accomodation open and a 5 mile radius from home travel restriction FOR EVERY ONE IN THE PRINCIPALITY including us local to the area,  Effectively Wales is shut for at least another 14 days and it IS being policed and you WILL be fined. It sounds harsh but it is a fact and should be borne in mind.

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A spark of of good news amidst the gloom.

 

But I've just looked at the start of this thread. I can't believe it's been seven years since the restoration was first announced.

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Typical Welsh summer weather I see!

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Since the 20th July she has been out running trains with Prince and Blanche while Palmerston is on the works and the trains are too light for the double farilies to be economical to run

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I'm looking forward to seeing "Welsh Pony" next week with a bit of luck, barring any further catastrophes.  Been looking forward to seeing "Welsh Pony" back in traffic since climbing all over the loco in the early 90's on that plinth at Harbour :)

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My elderly "Festiniog Railway Companion" (undated but the coach fleet had reached no.116) is plainly out of date; "Although slightly larger than Prince, the extremely costly rebuild that will be involved, for a machine of doubtful value, has mitigated against  reconstruction."  

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its in a dark purple the same as the vintage carriages

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2 hours ago, sir douglas said:

its in a dark purple the same as the vintage carriages

Word from the man in the paint shop is, the dark purple is running-in livery, later it will be in FR green. 

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Garraway Green,   

 

Alan Garraway considered Welsh Pony unfinished business, it was always next in line for restoration but was overtaken by the arrival of Linda, Blanche and Mountaineer and the growth in traffic led to it being put aside.   The first donation to the restoration appeal came from Alan so it's going into 1950s/60s green as he would have outshopped it in the 60s.

 

Martin

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On 22/07/2020 at 23:46, Paul.Uni said:

FR Green

Just out of interest does it have a BS381C number?

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Had the pleasure of a trip behind Welsh Pony yesterday, riding in a Bug Box with the family. 

 

Also attached is a snap of Prince at Tan-y-Bwlch.

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Went back yesterday in sunshine for a bit of linesiding (and tea and cake at TYB).

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