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Oswestry Update

Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by ilvaporista, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. ilvaporista

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    Yes I have checked it out and the first issue is making the album public, so I have asked the album owner if he can change the settings. The recent pictures are showing the big mole hills on the trackbed from the ballast screener, every 30 feet we are ending up with mini mountains of ballast and spoil.
     
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    So the photo album should now be public and I will be trying with a blog to keep up on a weekly basis with any extra news or information on the push to Weston.
    https://ilvaporista.blogspot.it/

    There is still plenty of work going on at Llynclys that I will add here as I get more information. The C&W team at Llynclys are working their magic gradually on the Mk1's and I look forward to my ride between the sites in one of their masterpieces.
     
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    Just tried it, but I get an error message: "403, you need to be signed in to see this album" or words to that effect. HTH
     
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    OK thanks, I checked it on my mobile phone, from which I don't remember having ever logged on and saw the pictures so assumed that the album was now public.

    I'll see what I can do about adding extra pictures. Next blog post should go up before the weekend with a bit of a summary of the steps so far on the next 20 lengths of track.
     
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    Works perfectly for me. Some good images. Cheers for the blog.
     
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    After a spurt of Blog activity this week catching up with some old work, next week will be about the next steps and future.
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    Thanks for looking in on the Blog and I hope it will keep you up to date with progress. Already 300 views and that is not my mother continually loading the page as she doesn't know how to turn on the computer, she is 88 so I will let her off!

    Hopefully the Blog will be updated weekly but there may be gaps when I am on the other side of the world for work.

    Keep checking back and come and see what is going on, not just on the way to Weston but at the other sites as well. Willing hands and donations are always welcome!
     
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    Interesting read - thanks. Tom
     
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    It's not about the cambrian railway in Oswestry but I heard News from a forgotten neighbouring railway Group.
    The Tanat Valley Light Railway has a Facebook Group and they plan to restore a loco??
    It would be good if they would create a Website, so we know what's Happening there.
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    the engine is owned by one of our members @stuartreeder
     
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    The "website" is on the website of the visitor center...
    Unfortunately it neither says when the next train will run nor what the group plans to archieve in the future.
    I would be very pleased to know what will happen there...and what's the current situation...
     
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    .......without a boiler........
     
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    Me too - and I am signed in to Flickr
     
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    I too have a few problems, but we will get a picture source sorted. I can see the album fine on a tablet, not a phone or a laptop.
    I have done a couple of updates this week on the blog whilst I have been on the other side of the world.
     
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    Working well for me ... But I am in Oswestry just now :)
     
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    The album should now be public. New link is below.
    https://flic.kr/s/aHskX2J7We

    Please check and let me know if it is OK. I have tried from laptop and phone and all seems good.
    I was on a plane for most of last week so the blog update was a bit brief. This week's one will be longer and should be out by the weekend.
     
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    Working fine on my Android. Good to see progress justifying a big yellow thing. :)
     
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    Working well on iPad ... In Chirk :)
     
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    The big yellow thing is colloquially known as Betsy, her main job is to fill the ballast screener. It's a lot less tiring than throwing it in to the screener by hand shovels....
     
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    Ah but if you do it by hand you get to feel that much more part of the progress :)
    ... or at least, your back does :)
     
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