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  1. Paul Kibbey liked Matt37401's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    About 3 years ago I came up to visit the folks, and me and the old man had a little trip up to Highley, on the Blood and Custard rake of Mk1s we noticed some of them have flush fitted windows, and others have frames, we wondered why and asked the...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:17 PM
  2. jnc liked aldfort's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Right, as normal I've been away slaving over a hot loco while you chaps have been chatting. Anyway a few points. 1) Thanks to Robin for reporting on one of the many matters we chatted about. 2) WSRA decisions about locomotives will be guided by...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:16 PM
  3. Paul Kibbey liked 30854's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    ..... and no doubt will! I guess it all comes down to where that holistic borderline falls. No man is an island! Some volunteers do it to get dirty on a footplate, some to inform the public and keep our lines safe for the enjoyment of all. Some...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:15 PM
  4. jnc liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Ooh I've missed all the fun today on discussion about restoring Mk1s...... Cos I've been busy restoring Mk1s... :D A brief thought on the prices front - railways that could probably afford this service probably have very well equipped C+W set...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:14 PM
  5. paullad1984 liked Cartman's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Talking about GWR rebuilds, marginally off topic, but did they not convert 20 Dean Goods into odd looking 2-6-2 tanks?

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:13 PM
  6. jnc liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Well, Cranmore will overhaul them for you - at a price. However, against centralisation; 1) Almost inevitably, it means moving from a model that can use significant volunteer labour to an all-paid model, so it will be pricier, albeit maybe...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:11 PM
  7. rheidol replied to the thread The Vale of Rheidol Railway - News.

    Just announced - the railway will be hosting a guest locomotive for the event. Hunslet No 707 "Britomart" normally resident on the Ffestiniog Railway will be guest locomotive for the event and hauling the shuttle trains to either Capel Bangor or...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM
  8. Cartman replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Talking about GWR rebuilds, marginally off topic, but did they not convert 20 Dean Goods into odd looking 2-6-2 tanks?

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:08 PM
  9. Cartman liked Jimc's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    GWR locomotives might be classed as new or repaired according to what suited things at the time, although there's some evidence to suggest that locomotives classified as new had a longer lifespan. There are a fair number of surviving GWR...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:07 PM
  10. iancawthorne liked 4472's post in the thread Dalesman 2017 from York or Chester to Carlisle.

    Overheard at Settle on the outward run. Young man says I thought that was supposed to be a steam engine, answer yes it was a steam engine. Young man replies well why was all that black stuff coming out of it, did it have a diesel inside! Bless him.

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:05 PM
  11. jnc liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Near misses.

    Mainline steam in New Zealand continued into the early 1970s, so being offered a loco in the 1960s may not have seemed particularly exciting. The gauge is wrong, so there was no possibility of ever running it - even transporting it from port to...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:05 PM
  12. Jimc replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    GWR locomotives might be classed as new or repaired according to what suited things at the time, although there's some evidence to suggest that locomotives classified as new had a longer lifespan. There are a fair number of surviving GWR...

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:03 PM
  13. jnc liked 30854's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    ....which, as the history of new builds shows, rather tends to help!:)

    Aug 16, 2017 at 4:00 PM
  14. Bodorganboy replied to the thread Dalesman 2017 from York or Chester to Carlisle.

    Oh Dear How Sad Never Mind

    Aug 16, 2017 at 3:58 PM
  15. SERA01UK replied to the thread Electric Railway Museum to CLOSE.

    Would be great to live in a prefect world......

    Aug 16, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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