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  1. MellishR replied to the thread The Cumbrian Mountain Express 22/4/17..

    Fair comment!

    Apr 24, 2017 at 4:34 PM
  2. MellishR replied to the thread The Cumbrian Mountain Express 22/4/17..

    Which I suppose is as it ever was. Lines that don't normally carry passenger trains may need special procedures. Whatever the details, it makes little sense that a passenger train is allowed that way on one occasion and then not on another occasion.

    Apr 24, 2017 at 12:01 PM
  3. MellishR replied to the thread The Cumbrian Mountain Express 22/4/17..

    Is there such a thing as "non-passenger" or "freight only" these days? If so, how is that UKRT often run railtours onto branches that normally carry no passenger trains (and even the Andover Fist railtour earlier this month onto the Fawley...

    Apr 24, 2017 at 9:12 AM
  4. MellishR replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    I didn't say the owners should take account of opinions in the wider community. I said we may hope that they will do so, both because testing the water would give some indication of whether the money will roll in or not, and simply as a courtesy...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:15 PM
  5. MellishR liked MG 7305's post in the thread Draughting of Jubilees.

    Please can we lose the grocer's apostrophe in the thread title?

    Apr 23, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  6. MellishR liked 242A1's post in the thread Ton up Tornado.

    Valid point. But the P2 holds out more promise for mainline steam in the longer term, so the third boiler to share between the pair would be the better way of looking at it.

    Apr 23, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  7. MellishR replied to the thread Ton up Tornado.

    If I recall aright, the reason for the A1 Trust not being able to adopt Porta's proposals was not so much because the result would no longer have been a Peppercorn A1 (it could still have been little different in appearance and much of its...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 11:59 AM
  8. MellishR replied to the thread Should the T3 be Steamed Poll.

    Certainly any consideration of possible restoration to working order makes no sense unless and until there has been a full assessment of what would be involved; how much work and how much cash it would take. Possibly also how much still-original...

    Apr 23, 2017 at 11:36 AM
  9. MellishR replied to the thread The Great Britain X - 29/04/17 to 7/05/17.

    Has anywhere in Britain had much rain recently?

    Apr 23, 2017 at 10:59 AM
  10. MellishR replied to the thread The Cumbrian Mountain Express 22/4/17..

    Or perhaps better a formal complaint by RTC.

    Apr 23, 2017 at 10:57 AM
  11. MellishR liked Big Al's post in the thread The Cumbrian Mountain Express 22/4/17..

    That is a particularly brilliant piece of on-the-day tweaking by WCRC and NR. On the basis that 'catching them being good' is far better than complaining when the opposite happens I really think that there should be gold stars all round on this one.

    Apr 22, 2017 at 4:06 PM
  12. MellishR liked 26D_M's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    A number of us have said that on the face of it we don't feel this has been a good decision and we would like to know more about how it was reached as well as any wider future policy implications. There is no "prosecution" or witchunt, it's as...

    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:54 AM