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John L Dobson

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Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
« on: October 10, 2019, 05:06:13 PM »
The F&WHR's latest Pullman Observation Car – the 4th – went into service last weekend.
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Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 05:35:30 PM »
How does one pronounce the nane Gwyrfai?  "W" is a short u, single "f' is a v, so would it be "gurvey"?  And what does it mean?

Beautiful job, of course!

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Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 07:32:44 PM »
It's more or less 'Gooirvai' and is the name of a river that the train passes on the Welsh Highland.

Gwyrfai is the second Pullman Obs for the WHR, and is built to the slightly larger loading gauge of that line.
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Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 07:39:25 PM »
The interior of Gwyrfai is also rather attractive. Chair frames all made in the Carriage Works and upholstered by a local craftsman.
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Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 03:39:49 AM »
Thank you, John. What a jewel!