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Title: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
Post by: John L Dobson on October 10, 2019, 02:06:13 PM
The F&WHR's latest Pullman Observation Car – the 4th – went into service last weekend.
Title: Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
Post by: James Patten on October 10, 2019, 02:35:30 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!
Title: Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
Post by: John L Dobson on October 10, 2019, 04:32:44 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.
Title: Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
Post by: John L Dobson on October 10, 2019, 04:39:25 PM
The interior of Gwyrfai is also rather attractive. Chair frames all made in the Carriage Works and upholstered by a local craftsman.
Title: Re: Ffestiniog Railway latest Pullman
Post by: Steve Smith on October 11, 2019, 12:39:49 AM
Thank you, John. What a jewel!