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Robin Thomas

Robin Thomas is an American film and theater actor, sculptor. He changed his professional name to his birth name in 2014, but returned to using Robin Thomas in 2015. Thomas' best-known television roles are as Mark Singleton in Another World, as Geoffrey Wells on Who's the Boss? He portrayed Paul Kellogg in The Mommies:709 and Nate's father in Life Unexpected and had recurring roles in series such as Murphy Brown, Hunter and The Division, he appeared in such films as Pacific Rim, About Last Night... The Contender, Summer School, The Banger Sisters, he has appeared in such television series as Misfits of Science, Midnight Caller, Party of Five, Pacific Blue, Queer as Folk, Murphy Brown, Life Unexpected, NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Criminal Minds, Franklin & Bash, Manhattan, Fuller House,and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, among others. Born in Carlisle, Thomas attended the Mercersburg Academy and graduated in 1967. Thomas earned a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University where he was accepted into the drama department as an actor.

Transitioning in his junior year to Sociology dept. he graduated from the Art department with a major in sculpture. Upon graduation he moved to New York. Thomas spent his early years in New York as a carpenter, specializing in renovations of restaurants and apartments, he worked as a sculptor, creating kinetic works employing plexiglas, stainless steel, water, air, pumps and lights. His works were exhibited at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The Three Rivers Arts Festival, at various galleries in SoHo, he was invited to create works for NYC for two consecutive years. While in NY he started a construction company renovating lofts and apartments to augment his income as an artist. Robin Thomas on IMDb

Albert Bickford

Albert Bartlett Bickford was an Australian rules footballer who played with Carlton and Melbourne in the Victorian Football League. From Essendon Association, Bickford made one appearance for Carlton in each of the 1906 and 1907 seasons, both premiership years, he transferred to Melbourne and played eight games in the 1908 VFL season, followed by a single appearance in 1909. Bickford is the brother of Carlton and Essendon footballer Edric Bickford, brother-in-law of former Carlton captain Rod McGregor and uncle of Melbourne premiership player George Bickford. Bickford was appointed to the VFL list of field umpires in 1921. In round one that season, as a boundary umpire, he made his only appearance in a VFL match - Richmond versus Carlton - earning Heritage Number 129. Between 1921-1929 he umpired 120 country matches as a field umpire including the 1926 Heathcote District Football Association Grand Final

Miguel Cornejo

Miguel R. Cornejo, two-term Municipal President of Pasay, was an elected member of the 6th Philippine Legislature from 1922 to 1925. During the American Administration in the Philippines, after independence, as an attorney and legislator he championed many causes. In 1939, he compiled and published the Cornejo's Commonwealth Directory of the Philippines used as an historical source for the period. Earlier in his career, he served in the National Guard in World War I after legislative enactment of the Militia Act on March 17, 1917. After the war upon its disbandment, because the US Territorial government did not authorize a Philippine Army at the time, Miguel R. Cornejo, together with Manuel David, founded the military organization of the National Volunteers of the Philippines, leading as Brigadier General. Descended from a prominent Spanish Filipino Mestizo Family, he spoke and authored many works in fluent Spanish and Tagalog, he married Crisanta Soldevilla of Marinduque. In June 29, 1974, he married Paulita San Agustin Vicente in Pasay.

Paulita came from a distinct Spanish lineage. Their sponsors were Mrs. Leonilla Garcia, he spent the rest of his remaining years with her in Sampaloc Manila. His direct descendants are spread all over the world, from Australia to Miami, Florida, USA, Montgomery County Maryland, USA, as well as Ontario and include singer Wency Cornejo. Another grandson, Gerardo "Gerry" Cornejo, was an award-winning professional photographer and is a TV and radio producer and program host in the Philippines. Book - History of the Armed Forces of the Filipino People by Cesar P. Pobre. New Day Publishers, 2000. Pages 163, 171.*Pobre, C. P.. History of the Armed Forces of the Filipino People. New Day Publishers. ISBN 9789711010416. Cornell University. Asia Collections - Colonial Era Resources. Book - The Philippine Army 1935-1942, by Ricardo Trota Jose. Ateneo de Manila University Press, 1992. Page 21

Nepenthes merrilliana

Nepenthes merrilliana is a tropical pitcher plant endemic to the Philippines. It produces some of the largest pitchers in the genus; the species is native to northern and central Mindanao as well as neighbouring Samar. Its presence in southern Mindanao is uncertain, it inhabits coastal forest areas on steep slopes at elevations of 0–1100 m above sea level. Nepenthes surigaoensis is related to N. merrilliana and was for a long time considered a heterotypic synonym of this species. Nepenthes samar is another allied species. N. alata × N. merrilliana? × N. mirabilis N. bellii × N. merrilliana N. merrilliana × N. mindanaoensis N. merrilliana × N. mirabilis

Tyddyngwyn railway station

Tyddyngwyn railway station was north of the Manod station in what was Merionethshire, now Gwynedd, Wales. Tyddyngwyn was an intermediate station on the 1 ft 11 3⁄4 in narrow gauge Festiniog and Blaenau Railway; the F&BR ran the three and a half route miles northwards from its southern terminus at Llan Ffestiniog to a junction with the Ffestiniog Railway at Dolgarregddu Junction near what is nowadays Bleaenau Ffestiniog station. The station was a passenger station, whose main but not sole traffic was quarrymen travelling to and from work In common with all other F&BR stations there were no platforms, carriages were low to the ground, so passengers boarded from and alighted to the trackside; the station had a single-storey building on the eastern side of the track. No details of the station's facilities have been published, though the standard work conjectures there may have been a siding. In common with Festiniog and Tan-y-Manod stations, the only published photographs were taken from a distance, they lend the buildings the appearance of corrugated iron.

The sole close-up photo is of the line's northern terminus - Duffws. This shows the building to bear a striking resemblance to 21st century PVC weatherboarding. If the line's other stations were made of the same material that would explain their corrugated mien; the February 1878 narrow gauge timetable shows that all trains called at all stations on the line, with Northbound four public trains running Monday to Saturday an unadvertised morning workmen's train running Monday to Saturday two public evening trains on Saturdays only The journey time from Tyddyngwyn to Duffws was 10 minutes. Southbound four public trains running Monday to Saturday a morning workmen's train running Monday to Saturday two public evening trains on Saturdays only a teatime workmen's train on Saturdays only The journey time from Duffws to Tyddyngwyn was 6 minutes. There was no Sunday service. Duffws was the F&BR's Blaenau station and would become the site of the town's GWR station, but it was not the Festiniog Railway's Duffws station.

Through passengers from Tyddyngwyn to Porthmadog Harbour would alight at the F&BR's Duffws station and walk across Church Street in Blaenau to the Festiniog Railway's separate Duffws station. Most trains were timetabled to make this process workable, if tight. Whether connecting trains were held in the case of late running is not recorded. In the line's early days trains many trains ran "mixed", but this was stopped in 1877. Unlike most railways in the area passengers were the line's mainstay. In 1879 - a typical year - passenger receipts were £1406 compared with £416 for goods. No figures have been published for Tyddyngwyn. On 1 September 1882 the standard gauge Bala and Festiniog Railway reached Llan Ffestiniog from the south, enabling a passenger from Bala to Tyddyngwyn to transfer from a standard gauge train to a narrow gauge train at Llan by walking a few yards, much as modern-day passengers transfer between Conwy Valley Line and Ffestiniog Railway trains at Blaenau Ffestiniog. From April the following year the narrow gauge line was converted to standard gauge.

Narrow gauge trains continued using a third rail. Narrow gauge trains ceased running on 5 September 1883 with standard gauge services beginning on 10 September 1883. Tyddyngwyn was closed permanently when the narrow gauge ended, being replaced by Manod a few yards to the south when standard gauge services began. Tyddyngwyn's station building appears to have resembled that at Tan-y-Manod, but no details of its facilities have been published, it was demolished after closure. The line through the site of Tyddyngwyn station closed in 1961 but it was mothballed pending building the long-discussed cross-town link to enable trains to run along the Conwy Valley Line, through Blaenau and on to Trawsfynydd nuclear power station, being built; the line through the site reopened on 24 April 1964, but none of Tyddyngwyn's or Manod's facilities were brought back to life. The line closed again in 1998. Once more the route was mothballed in case a future use is found. By 2011 the whole site had been demolished.

In Spring 2016 the mothballed single track line still ran past the site to the former nuclear flask loading point. Tyddyngwyn Terrace, Manod lies northeast of the station site; the bridge visible beyond the station in the photograph reproduced by Boyd was still in place in 2015 at the western end of Arwain l. Between 2000 and 2011 there were at least two attempts to put the mothballed line through the site to use. In 2011 there were proposals to use the rails as a recreational velorail track. Neither this nor the earlier idea came to anything; the possibility remains that the surviving line could see future preservation or reuse by the nuclear industry. To considerable local surprise fresh moves to reopen the line from Blaenau as far south as Trawsfynydd began in September 2016, with the formation of The Trawsfynydd & Blaenau Ffestiniog Community Railway Company. On 21 September at least one regional newspaper reported that "Volunteers are set to start work this weekend on clearing vegetation from the trackbed between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Trawsfynydd."

The company was quoted as saying "We have been given a licence by Network Rail to clear and survey the line." Boyd, James I. C.. Narrow Gauge Railways in South Caernarvonshire – Volume 1. Headington: The Oakwood Press. ISBN 978-0-85361-365-7. OCLC 20417464. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public a