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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: GWR Riding Van 118 Reply with quote

Worth a mention I suggest.
118 is being converted to family friendly volunteer overnight accommodation.
Supported by the current SVRA raffle.
See http://www.svr-association.org.uk/raff101113.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: GWR Riding Van 118 Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Worth a mention I suggest.
118 is being converted to family friendly volunteer overnight accommodation.
Supported by the current SVRA raffle.
See http://www.svr-association.org.uk/raff101113.html


I remember hearing that it will initially go to Hampton Loade so 2426 can go undercover. Is this still the case? IMHO it is much too small for that purpose, but well suited to family accommodation. However, do we have many volunteers who bring the whole family along?

Would it be possible to rent it out to the public as a 'camp riding van'? Or do modern regulations prevent such use? Put it somewhere like Hampton Loade or Arley and I think it could be popular.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: GWR Riding Van 118 Reply with quote

HLoader wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
Worth a mention I suggest.
118 is being converted to family friendly volunteer overnight accommodation.
Supported by the current SVRA raffle.
See http://www.svr-association.org.uk/raff101113.html


I remember hearing that it will initially go to Hampton Loade so 2426 can go undercover. Is this still the case? IMHO it is much too small for that purpose, but well suited to family accommodation. However, do we have many volunteers who bring the whole family along?

Would it be possible to rent it out to the public as a 'camp riding van'? Or do modern regulations prevent such use? Put it somewhere like Hampton Loade or Arley and I think it could be popular.


Bit worried about your terminology there!

A proper camping coach at Arley though would be a really good idea as the NYMR have proved.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: GWR Riding Van 118 Reply with quote

bradleyman wrote:
HLoader wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
Worth a mention I suggest.
118 is being converted to family friendly volunteer overnight accommodation.
Supported by the current SVRA raffle.
See http://www.svr-association.org.uk/raff101113.html


I remember hearing that it will initially go to Hampton Loade so 2426 can go undercover. Is this still the case? IMHO it is much too small for that purpose, but well suited to family accommodation. However, do we have many volunteers who bring the whole family along?

Would it be possible to rent it out to the public as a 'camp riding van'? Or do modern regulations prevent such use? Put it somewhere like Hampton Loade or Arley and I think it could be popular.


Bit worried about your terminology there!

A proper camping coach at Arley though would be a really good idea as the NYMR have proved.


Yes, erm, on reflection it does sound a bit iffy! I was referring to how the GWR called theirs camp coaches as opposed to the BR offering of camping coaches... Just came out wrong!!

Still, I don't think such a scheme would be unpopular. Look at the success of Railholiday in Cornwall.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: GWR Riding Van 118 Reply with quote

HLoader wrote:

I remember hearing that it will initially go to Hampton Loade so 2426 can go undercover. Is this still the case? IMHO it is much too small for that purpose, but well suited to family accommodation. However, do we have many volunteers who bring the whole family along?

Would it be possible to rent it out to the public as a 'camp riding van'? Or do modern regulations prevent such use? Put it somewhere like Hampton Loade or Arley and I think it could be popular.
In whatever final form it takes; if it went to Hampton Loade it could keep the Barry Coach company on a short stub of track.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: GWR Riding Van 118 Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Worth a mention I suggest.
118 is being converted to family friendly volunteer overnight accommodation.
Supported by the current SVRA raffle.
See http://www.svr-association.org.uk/raff101113.html
Is there news about how work is progressing on 118?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A recent update related that HL station would now be converted to volunteer accommodation

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
A recent update related that HL station would now be converted to volunteer accommodation

Patrick


Very true, although this is instead of the previous plan for a purpose built land based accommodation building, as per SVR policy. The riding van was never intended to be the HL accommodation as far as I am aware - its far too small! It was mooted at one time it could replace 2426 in the short term but work has not progressed, as I understand the SVRA are still at the stage of getting quote for the work required, some having already been done?

My understanding is the riding van will still be completed to act as portable volunteer family accommodation to go wherever it is needed.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. When it is ready I wonder if it will go to different locations or be a perm fix somewhere.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2015 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stato wrote:
Thanks for the info. When it is ready I wonder if it will go to different locations or be a perm fix somewhere.


My understanding is it will be available to be moved wherever it is needed - i.e. where a family or group books it to be. Clarification by someone more in the know would be appreciated however.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know, has there been any progress with van 118?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2016 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lench_S wrote:
Does anyone know, has there been any progress with van 118?
This storyline seems to have gone very quiet? Is 118 still on the railway?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:38 pm    Post subject: 118 Reply with quote

As I understand it, 118 is stored in the carriage shed, drying out and awaiting it's turn for attention

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: 118 Reply with quote

Peter Share wrote:
As I understand it, 118 is stored in the carriage shed, drying out and awaiting it's turn for attention

Peter
Peter, thank you. That explains it!

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