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  1. MellishR liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    Two points that I don't think have been raised are the issue of daily diagram and yearly diagram. On the daily point: we have a daytime duty that, in the summer, is typically 6 carriages (requiring a class 4 or above on our gradients). The same...

    Jul 25, 2017 at 2:28 PM
  2. MellishR replied to the thread Cathedrals Express - 23/07/17.

    I was on this trip, so wasn't able to come here to see the pictures and videos until Monday morning, by which time the site was down. Much relieved that it's now up again. That suited me fine as I've ridden on the avoiding line many times but I...

    Jul 25, 2017 at 1:03 PM
  3. MellishR liked Herald's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    Does this debate miss a key factor about the public perception of their experience? I would fully agree that all lines need to think carefully about costs and not burning more coal than necessary but what about the paying customers. I've been...

    Jul 22, 2017 at 5:38 PM
  4. MellishR liked John Petley's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    You have summed up the big difference between, on the one hand, the very high-class work that has been carried out at Horsted Keynes, Kingscote, Ropley, Corfe Castle and Bodmin cited in this thread and, on the other, the Broadway station project....

    Jul 21, 2017 at 11:55 AM
  5. MellishR replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    It's time for the "person or persons unknown" either to confirm that they had good reasons for their decisions and to explain those reasons to those who have raised concerns, or to apologise for getting some things wrong and to start discussions...

    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:49 AM
  6. MellishR liked AndyY's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    I think that picture contains the solution - however I look at it there's just no way that locomotive will fit underneath the bridge, so the bridge is about to become matchwood.................. Andy

    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:41 AM
  7. MellishR replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    In my opinion yes, possible, but no, not desirable. Decidedly "pseud": a bit like the road trains for kids with a vehicle at the front that is made to look vaguely like a steam loco. Edit: also of course a potential weakness, as pointed out in...

    Jul 21, 2017 at 9:37 AM