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John L Dobson

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WHR Pullman car refurbishment
« on: July 09, 2024, 11:44:19 AM »
The Welsh Highland Railway's Pullman car Bodysgallen, built by Winson Engineering in the mid-1990s, has received a thorough internal and external overhaul over the past winter, including partial reconfiguration (the roof line has been altered to remove the domed ends so that it blends better with the more recent Pullman observation cars) and it has been repainted in the same deep purple-brown livery as the Pullman Obs.
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Re: WHR Pullman car refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2024, 02:02:24 PM »
John, is "Bodysgallen" a Welsh word?  If so, what does it translate to?

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Re: WHR Pullman car refurbishment
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2024, 02:13:13 PM »
I assume the name is a reference to the historic manor house, Bodysgallen Hall: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodysgallen_Hall

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Re: WHR Pullman car refurbishment
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2024, 09:20:43 AM »
When originally built, Bodysgallen was paid for by the then-owner of Bodysgallen Hall, which is a Grade I listed manor house on the outskirts of Llandudno, latterly in use as a Historic Hotel. It was donated to the National Trust in 2008.
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Re: WHR Pullman car refurbishment
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2024, 09:26:34 AM »
For reference, I'm appending a photo of Bodysgallen as built, in British Pullman Car Company livery.
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