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John L Dobson

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F&WHR Caernarfon Station Building Soft Opening
« on: December 11, 2018, 04:16:50 PM »
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Re: F&WHR Caernarfon Station Building Soft Opening
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 09:57:33 PM »
An absolutely remarkable design of a station building at a heritage railway.

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Re: F&WHR Caernarfon Station Building Soft Opening
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2018, 01:02:39 AM »
 Having been a member of the FR Society since 2000,and a fan since the 70's, I would have preferred a  structure that was more complimentary of the surroundings. Stone or wood construction would have been much more of an example of the WHR or L&NW structures in the immediate area. Just my opinion ,no matter .......

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Re: F&WHR Caernarfon Station Building Soft Opening
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 05:03:50 AM »
It looks like an impressive facility, but I agree, something in a more traditional style would have been more appropriate for that location, especially so close to Caernarfon Castle.

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Re: F&WHR Caernarfon Station Building Soft Opening
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2018, 04:31:14 PM »
It looks like an impressive facility, but I agree, something in a more traditional style would have been more appropriate for that location, especially so close to Caernarfon Castle.

The railway was told by the planning and funding authorities that a 'traditional' building wasn't what was wanted. They requested the architect to design something that would contrast with the castle and be dramatic enough to form the centrepiece for a major redevelopment of the area.
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Re: F&WHR Caernarfon Station Building Soft Opening
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2018, 04:42:54 PM »
The railway was told by the planning and funding authorities that a 'traditional' building wasn't what was wanted. They requested the architect to design something that would contrast with the castle and be dramatic enough to form the centrepiece for a major redevelopment of the area.
I guess the Golden Rule applies:  "He who has the gold makes the rules."

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Re: F&WHR Caernarfon Station Building Soft Opening
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 10:50:05 PM »
I think the new station is brilliant.  Thanks for sharing the news, John.  Visiting Wales is on my bucket list, with trips on the F&WHR lines at the top of the itinerary.
What–me worry?