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  1. Matt37401 liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Bare chested with only a vest on the footplate, Brian? This is Somerset, not Tyneside...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 4:41 PM
  2. Matt37401 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The reason for asking the question is because there are lots of hazards in the footplate, but the one hazard that you absolutely won’t face is being hit by an oncoming train because the driver hasn’t seen you. In any risk situation, the...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 4:41 PM
  3. Matt37401 liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    I've said this elsewhere, but how beautiful is that? Complete with period dress. Astonishing! One of my favourite memories of my life thus far is when I took an ex-girlfriend to see the T3 in The Railway Children at King's Cross. We dined at the...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 4:34 PM
  4. Matt37401 liked 21B's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    How deep are your pockets? Anything is possible if sufficient £s are made available. £250,000 should cover it nicely. Please send the cheque (or postal order) to The Station, Alresford. ;)

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:25 AM
  5. Matt37401 liked threelinkdave's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The wearing of HV is in the main so you are visible to loco crews so they can warn you of their approach. They are not a magic suit of armour and only need to be worn where neessary. Why would you need them on the footplate, you are not going to...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM
  6. Matt37401 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    That B9 looks nice, not sure about the N5 though, if we're thinking about a (theoretical) new build tank I'd quite like a J50. Such an unusual look! Surprised a certain Mr Awdrey didn't use one as the basis for a character in his books.

    Nov 20, 2017 at 2:11 AM
  7. Matt37401 liked Johann Marsbar's post in the thread GCR "Last Hurrah" Gala - 18/19 November 2017.

    I thought the rake of 11 recently restored vans they were using today was certainly impressive, particularly when they have all been put into this state in the last 8 or so months, as far as I know..... [ATTACH]

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