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  1. Jamessquared replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Just on the question of price, I did a very quick and non-exhaustive survey of information about LSPs from a variety of heritage railways - in summary, all taken from the individual railway's own websites: Bluebell - £30 / 1 year GCR - £45 new /...

    Mar 27, 2017 at 11:03 AM
  2. Jamessquared liked LMS2968's post in the thread The LMS's pre-grouping express 4-6-0s - a question.

    Interesting, but statistics can be manipulated to give any outcome you want. Testing was largely in the hands of the Motive Power people led by James Anderson, ex-Midland. The route was often over ex-Midland metals with ex-Midland crews, and...

    Mar 25, 2017 at 7:17 PM
  3. Jamessquared replied to the thread Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala March 31st-April 2nd 2017.

    I believe that is the case. Tom

    Mar 25, 2017 at 3:52 PM
  4. Jamessquared posted a new thread.

    Midland Pullman construction photo

    Came across this today, a new source of photos from a photo studio in Derby going back to the mid 19th century. In amongst the portraits shown in the article is a photo of the construction of the American Pullman cars at Derby in 1874 that I...

    Forum: Heritage rolling Stock

    Mar 25, 2017 at 3:27 PM
  5. Jamessquared liked Nick Gough's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The ground signal has a snorkel now.

    Mar 25, 2017 at 12:51 PM
  6. Jamessquared replied to the thread Gradient profiles of Heritage Railways.

    Thanks both - added to the permanent listing on page 1 of this thread. Tom

    Mar 25, 2017 at 12:38 PM
  7. Jamessquared liked Big Al's post in the thread Gradient profiles of Heritage Railways.

    Unless I've missed it somewhere on here or on their website, there is still no gradient profile for the Swanage Railway. Have discovered this one that should help a bit for those who do not know the line. [ATTACH]

    Swanage profile.jpg Mar 25, 2017 at 12:38 PM
  8. Jamessquared liked West Somerset Wizard's post in the thread Gradient profiles of Heritage Railways.

    [IMG] Another view of the gradients of the Minehead Branch. Barnstaple Junction is approx 75ft above Ordnance Datum, Crowcombe approx 392ft OD, Washford approx 150ft OD and Minehead approx 25ft OD. Steve

    Mar 25, 2017 at 12:38 PM
  9. Jamessquared replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    And made a bit less broad across the beam as well, I think... Tom

    Mar 25, 2017 at 12:31 PM
  10. Jamessquared liked Ploughman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The water's gone.

    Mar 25, 2017 at 11:37 AM