Please note that the sound-alike matching option offered
above does not work very reliably with Welsh place names. If you are
uncertain about the current spelling of a location along the WHR route
(some have changed since old WHR days, e.g. the site uses "Waunfawr"
rather than "Waenfawr", and "Betws Garmon" rather than "Bettws
Garmon"), you may well find the spelling you want in our guide to WHR Place Names and
Pronunciation, usually reached via the WHR Route area of the site.
I get a weekly report which tends to show up things users
have been searching for but may have taken a few tries to find. A few
words to the wise based on these returns:
The village to the north of Aberglaslyn is spelled B
E D D G E L E R T (obviously without the spaces). Not
Bedgelert, Bedggellert, etc.
WHR(C)'s articulated steam locos are based on the
designs of Herbert William Garratt - G A R R A T T.
A garret is an attic room. A Garrett
suggests a traction engine, steamroller or steam lorry (etc) produced
by Richard Garrett & Sons of
Leiston Works in Suffolk. Just to confuse matters, the Garrett firm was
taken over in 1932 by Beyer Peacock, who built the WHR Garratts, but
the two surnames have no links. Or perhaps you were thinking of the
soprano Lesley Garrett?
The links to Barrie Hughes's excellent unofficial
construction news page are where they've been for many months, on the WHR Sites links page and at
the foot of the opening Phase
Whoever keeps doing many dozens of searches for names
from Thomas the Tank Engine material really ought to get out more! I'm
sure there are lots of sites about the railways of the Island of Sodor
(and nowadays all the merchandising which distracts from what the Rev.
Awdry's original stories are actually about), but this one is about the
Welsh Highland Railway, and this search page only searches our site,
where the only items of any Thomas interest are (a) near the bottom of this page,
and (b) the page about Prince,
on whom Duke the Lost Engine was based. Try Google
(etc) if you want to search the whole web.
The index on which your search is based is updated
automatically every Monday night. Changes made in the previous week may
not be picked up in a search until the next time the site is indexed.