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  1. DcB replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Thanks Wonder if there will be locos testing the full line like some other heritage railways? Corfe Castle has had a limited reopening https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/corfe-castle So maybe the Corfe railway and Norden Mining museums could now...

    Jun 4, 2020 at 8:22 AM
  2. DcB replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    A better comparison is perhaps the channel ferries where risk assessments have been done and freight can be carried and lorry drivers have exception from quarantine. Brittany ferries say they want to run a public service from the middle of June...

    Jun 3, 2020 at 10:48 AM
  3. DcB replied to the thread Teifi Valley Railway.

    Sad to hear the decline in finances andthis year will be tough for the little railway. But noticed they did an optimistic post on facebook with some photos of the track and Sargent Murphy's loco frame being reassmbled.

    Jun 2, 2020 at 8:12 AM
  4. DcB replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    From Seely "I am very keen to explore how we can continue to progress their plans to return steam trains to Ryde St Johns and – in due course – see them running into Newport as well." Does look like they are after some of the currently available...

    Jun 1, 2020 at 9:47 AM
  5. DcB replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    No, if it was WIBN will not get approval, any grant will driven by commercial tourism to the Harbour development. Generally where there has been a good steam railway near a town, the town has indirectly benefited.

    May 31, 2020 at 4:28 PM
  6. DcB replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    The steam railway extension to Newport, even if slower than buses, will be driven by extra tourism to the Newport Harbour development which will eventually boost the local economy. We shall see what the feasility study comes up with?.

    May 31, 2020 at 3:34 PM
  7. DcB replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    Not so sure as the report from https://www.islandecho.co.uk/government-announces-funding-for-feasibility-study-into-island-line-extension/ says “Understandably, the steam railway’s first priority is to ensure the continued operation of their...

    May 31, 2020 at 9:23 AM