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Flying Phil's Recent Activity

  1. Flying Phil replied to the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Thanks for these updates Chris. They are much appreciated.

    Aug 1, 2021 at 10:35 AM
  2. Flying Phil replied to the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    It must be remembered that the EMRT does have its aims stated in public on it's website and in its charity/company public documents via Companies House. To ask for public clarifications of intent via social media would seem to be a high risk...

    Aug 1, 2021 at 9:51 AM
  3. Flying Phil replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    In fact Richard's post above is fairly typical of the whole of the Railway preservation movement. It was started by "enthusiastic amateurs" who were able to get the schemes off the ground despite widespread scepticism .....but once the reality of...

    Jul 31, 2021 at 12:48 PM
  4. Flying Phil replied to the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    That seems to be a very measured response from the EMRT. As ever, I am sure there is much work going on behind the scenes by all concerned and we all want to see the operations resume at Ruddington and to see the commercial Gypsum traffic return....

    Jul 31, 2021 at 12:28 PM
  5. Flying Phil replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    I am surprised at the quoted cost of completing a tender....Is that really the case?

    Jul 30, 2021 at 8:32 PM
  6. Flying Phil replied to the thread 35025 Brocklebank Line.

    Well part of '25 will be going to another shed soon! An update from SLL says that the cab of Brocklebank will be going to Herston Works (Swanage) to be refurbished alongside the building of a cab for "Sidmouth" as work on both locomotives...

    Jul 29, 2021 at 5:44 PM
  7. Flying Phil liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    Plus I guess it's probably preferable for these discussions to be taking place now, as opposed to once the gap has been bridged and everybody is expecting a passenger carrying train to leave Ruddington for Leicester North in the following weeks....

    Jul 29, 2021 at 5:37 PM
  8. Flying Phil liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    Well I wasn't expecting to wake up to this in my inbox! Obviously without seeing the EMRT document and being able to see word for word what was said, there will be an element of speculation in everybody's response to this. Volunteers had...

    Jul 29, 2021 at 5:36 PM
  9. Flying Phil liked Legrandanglais's post in the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    The dirty linen looks to be well on course to clog up the washing machine... Please do not let this degenerate into a LEGAL dispute - a lot of funds will disappear into the LAYERS pockets and the mud slinging will cause lasting damage. In order...

    Jul 29, 2021 at 5:08 PM
  10. Flying Phil replied to the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    As you need to be a shareholder to get a copy of the EMRT proposal from the NHR, I Looked again at the Companies house information (link in Post #108), it is stated in the Confirmation Statement 28/08/2020 that there are only 29 shareholders and...

    Jul 28, 2021 at 10:04 AM
  11. Flying Phil replied to the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    A good summary Johann. As has been discussed on here earlier, to have through running over the 18 miles there will have to be alignment of operations, procedures and paperwork to ORR standards over the whole line. A totally independant NHR as...

    Jul 28, 2021 at 8:06 AM
  12. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    Hi Johann I didn't see that Mr Whalley (Appointed in 2013) had survived the May board changes! But this was from a last week's NHR statement "And Finally.... Peter Morley has resigned from the Board. We thank Peter for his service and the Board...

    Jul 28, 2021 at 7:51 AM
  13. Flying Phil replied to the thread Great Central Railway (Nottingham).

    Agreed Johann.......but we also know that there must be a lot more that has gone on behind the scenes to have led to this. Certainly we would appreciate an EMRT perspective.

    Jul 28, 2021 at 7:36 AM
  14. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    There is a lot to digest in this statement! Without seeing "the other side" (EMRT) document or knowing the detail of why it had been issued, we on here, are unable to form a balanced view from the sidelines. Obviously there is a breakdown in...

    Jul 28, 2021 at 7:31 AM
  15. Flying Phil replied to the thread 34039 Boscastle WC class.

    Sorry Tobbes to have caused confusion. My sentence was clumsily reworded and the "then" should not be there, so in fact, the wheels will go under the chassis and the tender tank will be put on top, in that order.....:oops:

    Jul 28, 2021 at 7:08 AM