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  1. 1472 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Are you aware that 53808 is the subject of a separate agreement? Even without that one it is actually possible to couple two locos together where the load exceeds that for one so where is the supposed threat to 2020 charters coming from or have...

    Feb 24, 2020 at 10:28 PM
  2. 1472 liked Steve's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There's Mark Smith. I can't see anyone else. I have a great deal of respect for Mark, which is why I'm a bit puzzled by all this. I do wonder if there is something deeper which is not going to be in the public domain.

    Feb 24, 2020 at 8:38 PM
  3. 1472 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Looking past the hand wringing, statements of individual displeasure & general searching for conspiracy theory stuff surely the concerns regarding SMS compliance, as expressed below, trump all other considerations in 2020? There may be those who...

    Feb 24, 2020 at 1:56 PM
  4. 1472 liked 46229's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Pretty much sums it up....

    Feb 24, 2020 at 9:37 AM
  5. 1472 liked Peter29's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Top post. The only gloom and doom is created in the virtual world of this forum - out there in the real world it is, as you say, all very positive with a huge amount of work going on. Both behind the scenes and up front.

    Feb 24, 2020 at 9:37 AM
  6. 1472 liked ikcdab's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    This is an effort to bring a bit of cheer to this benighted forum. The WSSRT is making massive progress with the complete refurbishment of the gauge museum. A whole new series of display panels has been commissioned thanks to a lottery fund bid....

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  7. 1472 liked Mike Birch's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Absolutely not. This is a matter between the two organisations concerned and it should remain that way.

    Feb 24, 2020 at 9:36 AM
  8. 1472 liked Mike Birch's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    According to Wikipedia's National Preservation entry (sourcing Steam Railway) "Among the criticism leveled at the website has been the perceived lack of understanding among members on many areas, often calling them "armchair enthusiasts" and...

    Feb 24, 2020 at 9:01 AM
  9. 1472 liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Alternatively, perhaps those previously vocal here now in positions of power are making more useful noises behind the scenes rather than ruining it by going public here too? Just a thought, ever the optimist...

    Feb 24, 2020 at 8:58 AM
  10. 1472 liked garth manor's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Turning the finances around and organising a top quality gala suggests something is going right though ?

    Feb 23, 2020 at 6:30 PM
  11. 1472 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    You see this as bad news but frankly I don't and I know others share this view. The WSR has long provided a bolt hole the S&DRT after the scheme for a S&D base at Radstock unfortunately failed & the WSR deserves credit for that. The S&DRT aims...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 9:27 PM
  12. 1472 liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Indeed, you need *both* the day to day revenue from ordinary customers who aren't up to speed on all the latest gossip and just want a nice day out, *and* the enthusiasts to dig deep for, say, a rail renewal project, or to volunteer to run...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 9:08 PM
  13. 1472 liked michaelh's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    But the customers keep the railway running on a day to day basis - otherwise there'd be no railway for enthusiasts to support

    Feb 22, 2020 at 9:07 PM
  14. 1472 liked michaelh's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    It's a storm in a teacup which 99% of WSR customers will have no interest in - even in the unlikely event that they are aware of it. So some posters on the S&DJR Trust Facebook page have expressed indignation - so what? Some people on here need...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 9:07 PM
  15. 1472 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    A lot more things than simply money were mentioned in the post.

    Feb 21, 2020 at 6:53 PM