Tenby railway station - a Victorian delight

Discussion in 'transport' started by editor, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. editor

    editor hiraethified

  2. Bahnhof Strasse

    Bahnhof Strasse A-wob a-bob bob

    Dinbych-y-psygod = Tenby

    Strange language is that Welsh.

    Lovely pics btw.
  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

  4. Hocus Eye.

    Hocus Eye. Snap, crop, scrap crap R.I.P.

    That fancy woodwork is most impressive. I have never seen one as good as that before and I have been on a few stations in my time.

    EDITED TO ADD: I looked at the rest of the photographs and I really like the look of Tenby. I would like to go there with the proviso that it would need to be in very good weather, that coast could be very windy and grim on a rainy day. It did look very appealing on the day you took those pictures.
  5. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Miracle it's survived given how some of the other stations on the line have been trashed.

    Here's Saundersfoot:

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  7. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Still has through trains to London on weekends ! , lovely place with real character and lots of history.

    Paxton incidentally created a folly near Carmarthen "Paxtons Tower" - something to do with not being elected as an MP.
  8. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    ONE through train, I believe - it used to be an HST, which gave me the surprise of my life when I saw it coming over the bridge at Pembroke!

    I accidentally booked myself onto it coming back from London one Saturday - it makes two reversals, at Swansea and Carmarthen, and I reckon the driver must get a shoe leather allowance for having to walk the length of his train twice in a journey.

    Given that the Narnia Line usually sports bubble car DMUs (and now those fucking horrible Leyland bus trains), HSTs do look rather incongruous...
  9. SikhWarrioR

    SikhWarrioR And the Worms ate into his brain

    On the lines of Victorian Railway Stations {And the loss of many} there were serious plans to demolish St Pancras in the 60's/70's An unthinkable crime when one sees the horrors of post 60's built stations in the UK
  10. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    Saved by John Betjeman, which is why his statue has pride of place within it now. He also saved the Blackfriar pub.
  11. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    must have had half a dozen holidays in a caravan in tenby. ace.
  12. Fez909

    Fez909 toilet expert

    Tenby is nice. Only been once when I did a tour of Wales' perimeter.

    There was a Grand Designs with the lifeboat station being converted which was worth a watch.
  13. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Tenby used to have summer only through loco hauled , air con trains to York - not that long ago ....
  14. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    They'd have to be summer-only. They'd rust to bits at any other season.

    (existentialist has just got back from 3 sunny weeks in Brittany to classic stereotypical West Welsh overcast gloom and rain, and is feeling cynical)
  15. SikhWarrioR

    SikhWarrioR And the Worms ate into his brain

    Ah the days when we had a joined up railway that put on proper trains Now you would end up doing the journey in some overcrowded 3/4/5 car DMU
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  16. ddraig

    ddraig dros ben llestri

    Love Love Love Tenby
    only got the train there once iirc
    due to go and visit friends near there and trying to find a clear weekend
  17. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    Lucky you - we endured (with small kids) , around 3 consecutive wet holidays in Brittany - so changed our loyalty to Tenby - had good weather too)

    The York-Tenby was formed of "spare" Inter City stock from the East Coast Main line - not required on Saturdays , and then maintained for a weeks work int'depot on Sunday. Of course a failed Brixton bus conductor accused BR of being deeply inefficient and un-customer friendly......
  18. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    2 car Pacer actually - the normal single car 153 has a little holiday on the Coryton branch to let its bigger brother see the sea ...to be fair to ATW they do their best with longer trains as they also have North Wales , the Cambrian Coast and Snowdonia to cover with the same fleet ...
  19. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    They seem to have upgraded the Pembroke Dock service to 2 or 3-car units lately - usually it's a 153, but maybe that's just for the summer.
  20. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    It is indeed - for the bucket and spade summer traffic..
  21. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    Of note to people getting the train out to the far wilds of SW Wales: All tickets from stations East of Carmarthen to termini west of Whitland are valid to all other such termini, and vice-versa for the return journey.
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  22. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    (Usually the Pembroke Dock train is the cheap one)
  23. existentialist

    existentialist Girly swot

    Not without good reason :D

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