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  1. ghost replied to the thread 47298 for sale.

    It is reported in Steam Railway this month, that Ian Riley has sold 47298 to a private buyer and it is to be delivered in full working order to the buyer's railway of choice next year (I think it said Feb/Mar but I could be wrong). No clues as to...

    Dec 13, 2019 at 2:09 PM
  2. ghost replied to the thread Access all areas - should the public be allowed behind the scenes?.

    The RPSI have managed to create just such a facility, so you are mistaken that issues cannot be designed out. Visitors enter the main museum/workshop building on the ground floor and proceed through a few enclosed rooms with displays, they can...

    Dec 12, 2019 at 11:48 AM
  3. ghost liked misspentyouth62's post in the thread Access all areas - should the public be allowed behind the scenes?.

    I think the other question individual build & restoration teams need to ask themselves is, if we're attending multiple shows & galas raising valuable funding for said new build or restoration, how can I expect any interested party to contribute...

    Dec 12, 2019 at 11:30 AM
  4. ghost replied to the thread Access all areas - should the public be allowed behind the scenes?.

    Well surely the question must then be, how can the NYMR, MHR, Bluebell etc provide such facilities? Keith

    Dec 12, 2019 at 10:13 AM
  5. ghost liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    You could turn that question round and ask “what facilities could a railway provide at low cost that would enhance the enjoyment of some of their visitors?” I appreciate that enthusiasts might be a minority, but if they can be catered for...

    Dec 12, 2019 at 10:10 AM
  6. ghost liked MellishR's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Those recent posts are not suggesting a "right", but only that without much trouble the railways concerned could have generated some good will and brought in some cash. That seems reasonable to me, unless there were over-riding reasons why it was...

    Dec 12, 2019 at 10:08 AM
  7. ghost liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Who said there was any disagreement? And why would there by any speculation about whether 9466 has a future on the WSR given the owner and the actions being taken with regard to the permanent way? Looks like stirring to me.

    Dec 12, 2019 at 10:07 AM
  8. ghost replied to the thread 66xx no.6695.

    So you want to destroy an historic loco to use its parts for a new build, just because it's not the prettiest? Words fail me Keith

    Dec 11, 2019 at 6:12 AM
  9. ghost replied to the thread Orenstein & Koppel 0-10-0 Luttermoller locos.

    Just did a search on the Wayback machine and it looks like the green loco (11309) which Martin reports is now sold, was on the Preston website in April 2003. The red locos (10956, 10957, 12470, 13101) appeared on the site between Feb 2006 and May...

    Dec 10, 2019 at 9:45 AM
  10. ghost liked Gav106's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    I nipped Into the west shed to collect some sales stock and took these pics while i was there. The quality looks fantastic! [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  11. ghost liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    And in any case, I think it has been shown (possibly by @Jamessquared ) that by and large, the smallest locomotives left Barry first, followed by the medium ones, followed by the large ones. Also worth pointing out that going by power...

    Dec 9, 2019
  12. ghost liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I decided to do some number crunching on the availability of big vs small engines. So I totted up the number of preserved standard gauge steam locomotives in Britain (not including Terriers, 0-4-0 Tanks, or Industrials (but including Austerity...

    Dec 9, 2019
  13. ghost liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Indeed: [ATTACH] Taking date of leaving from here - http://www.greatwestern.org.uk/barry1.htm I've classifed engines into "Small" (class 3 or below); "Medium" (class 4- 5) or "Large" (class 6 and over). Where a loco has two classifications...

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