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  1. 30854 liked The Green Howards's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Oooh - didn't know about that one! Oh dear - I can see me saving up for a week's holiday in Norfolk! For our friendly American, Aron - http://wwlr.co.uk/times.html There are some nice photos via Google of the railway.

    Jan 23, 2018 at 12:50 AM
  2. 30854 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Might I also draw attention to the Wells Harbour Railway (precursor to the WWLR), which is still very much operational during the season.

    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:36 PM
  3. 30854 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    So very close (a bit like the 'K', not much further away at Hove) that to call it "irritating" would be a gross understatement. Must confess, for some reason I thought the set gave up the ghost somewhere in Hampshire.

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:22 PM
  4. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I agree broadly with that, but just to query a few points: Which vehicle? As noted above, there have been a few very early replicas made for standard gauge, but I assume you have some other vehicle in mind? I'm just curious as to which! I can...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:10 PM
  5. 30854 liked paulhitch's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Need to think about new underframes I suspect. As far as I know, only one for a standard gauge passenger vehicle has been made in the preservation era so far I am sorry but it is considerably behind and not everything is a product of the Boston...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 2:17 PM
  6. 30854 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    .... which is rather the nub of the matter. I'd completely agree that an 'entire period train' project would be the most logical route. Where suitable stock awaits restoration, all well and good. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in the case of the...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 2:14 PM
  7. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Yes, and I remember talking to our erstwhile C&W director once when he was ruing the fact that we only acquired one rather than both of them back in the 1960s. Our operational notices allow that carriage to be propelled while in passenger...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 1:48 PM
  8. 30854 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    There have been worse suggestions. The LNWR Obs carriage is a real beauty and jolly comfy .... well, at least when running no faster than 25mph! Given the number of carriage designs from various pre-grouping companies which utilised them,...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 1:07 PM
  9. 30854 replied to the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Surely that'd involve renaming it "Green Peter"? So howzabout PD&SWJR blue? I've never seen an LNER pacific with polished brass dome ...... (ducks for cover)

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:53 PM
  10. 30854 liked pmh_74's post in the thread When did the Isle of Man Railway become a preserved line?.

    Then you really should, although they’re Saxon-Meyers not Mallets. I mentioned Oschatz as it seems to be more ambiguous than most having been kept going on a shoestring for years, at one time I think only for school traffic. If you can find a...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:44 PM
  11. 30854 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Good points. The comment on once-knackered asthmatic M7's puts me in mind of my visits to the VoR in the early 1970's, when the locos were getting decidedly tired. From what I've seen on YouTube, extensive work at Aberystwyth since current...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:40 PM
  12. 30854 liked paulhitch's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    One thing which has to be remembered is that few of us are old enough to remember these "sensible sized" machines in main line use in any sort of decent condition. Someone I know recalls from his childhood in Poole how the M7s were barely able to...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:09 PM
  13. 30854 liked 242A1's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Lots of engines that we might like to have saved, or weren't around anymore when the progression of time brought about the desire (to say nothing about the money) to save examples. So, what do we want, what we see as attractive options purely due...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:08 PM
  14. 30854 liked ilvaporista's post in the thread Oswestry Update.

    Take a look at the pictures on this week's blog https://ilvaporista.blogspot.it/ A steam engine and coach sat in the rebuilt platform at Oswestry! It's been many a year since a picture like that was possible. Thanks to all of the hours put in...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:22 AM
  15. 30854 liked WickhamofWare's post in the thread The Rail Trolley Trust.

    The Trust was formed in December 2014 and over the last three years, it has built up a significant fleet of Rail Trolleys, with examples from Wickham, Permaquip, Geismar, Sylvester & Bance. The Trust plans to set up its first permanent base in...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:20 AM