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  1. richards replied to the thread National lineside permits.

    Are you suggesting that anyone claiming to be a "serious enthusiast" should be allowed access to the lineside? How to you define this term? How would the railway decide if an individual was a "serious enthusiast"? There have many examples of...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:34 AM
  2. richards replied to the thread National lineside permits.

    http://www.hra.uk.com/insurance.php But this policy won't necessarily be to every railway's liking, and some railways may not comply with this insurer's requirements.

    Apr 26, 2017 at 11:25 AM
  3. richards replied to the thread National lineside permits.

    How does the fact that there have been no or few casualties on heritage railways suggest that their safety cases are too draconian? How many injuries are acceptable? Where do you draw the line? (I think a similar question was asked at the...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 10:05 AM
  4. richards liked 35B's post in the thread National lineside permits.

    I'm glad you are so alert. Unfortunately, the evidence is that intelligent, trained, railway staff have died or been maimed because their attention has slipped momentarily. You really should read that Shawford report for an example. There, it was...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 9:57 AM
  5. richards replied to the thread National lineside permits.

    @Johnb you say that photographer enclosures are not necessary for "serious railway enthusiasts who know the rules and how to conduct themselves." How would you identify those who *don't* have these qualities? Maybe ask them to prove their...

    Apr 26, 2017 at 8:21 AM
  6. richards replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    @Spamcan81 - you mean you didn't need a FOI request, or involve your MP?! @Jimc - if you read the NRM's response, it is clear that they didn't "just pick one".

    Apr 25, 2017 at 10:35 AM
  7. richards liked Dobbs0054's post in the thread The Cumbrian Mountain Express 22/04/17..

    FOI request?

    Apr 23, 2017 at 8:06 AM
  8. richards liked Spamcan81's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Much easier to be a keyboard warrior and play to the audience surely? :rolleyes:

    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:55 AM
  9. richards liked Spamcan81's post in the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Then write to the NRM, relevant Government department, your MP as you are far more likely to get an answer than by continually harping on about it on here.

    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:54 AM
  10. richards replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    My point is that you (and others) have questioned the decision making of the NRM, or required more information to be provided by the NRM. However, noone seems to have taken the opportunity to try to change this by actually directing their...

    Apr 21, 2017 at 11:39 PM
  11. richards replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Ask the NRM (for the umpteenth time). You have so many questions and assumptions but none that can be answered or challenged on here. Only the NRM will know.

    Apr 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM
  12. richards replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    The "silence" has been across the entire forum effectively, so it doesn't really support your suggestion.

    Apr 21, 2017 at 8:16 AM
  13. richards replied to the thread Duke of Lancaster.

    That must have needed a lot of sample pots.

    Apr 20, 2017
  14. richards replied to the thread LSWR T3 563.

    Well said. And the same keyboard warriors wonder why Anthony and other railway spokesmen seldom comment on NatPres ...

    Apr 20, 2017