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  1. jnc liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    Certainly if this Nat Pres thread is representative of the wider world, there does seem to have been more concern about just what the railways will look like once the gap is bridged in the last few months than I can ever remember before. This...

    Jan 18, 2021 at 1:45 PM
  2. jnc liked Great Western's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    Here’s a thought.... GCR realise the public issues with the North, as in asking them to not use the GCR brand etc has dented confidence in the overall bridge project. Panic mode engaged at GCR towers, so they throw out the double tracking to...

    Jan 18, 2021 at 1:44 PM
  3. jnc liked Fireline's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    You are, of course, referring to the land from Junction Road to Austen's Bridge.... Land that the RVR now owns, thus rendering your argument about the TWAO obsolete (or, as you level at the RVR, out-of-date)....

    Jan 18, 2021 at 1:43 PM
  4. jnc liked ianh1's post in the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    A quick update for you. We expect the bogie cannon boxes to be cast before the end of January, possibly this week. An order has been placed for the tyres and axles; these are long lead items and we probably won't see them before the end of the...

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  5. jnc liked MellishR's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    It creates a potential for a conflict of interest, which must be addressed if and when it arises. It does not automatically create a conflict of interest.

    Jan 17, 2021 at 7:17 PM
  6. jnc replied to the thread Supervision and Administration of Locomotive Repair Contracts.

    Here, to save having to search for it. Very interesting; thanks for posting it. You all were very lucky to have a good core of qualified people. Or perhaps that was by design, not luck! :-)) Very good progress; good luck! Noel

    Jan 17, 2021 at 5:43 PM
  7. jnc liked sleepermonster's post in the thread The Supervision and Administration of Locomotive Repair Contracts.

    I started a thread on this subject in the Steam Traction section. In case anyone is interested, here is a summary of the work done to date on an austerity, Bagnall 2746 The Duke. It was prepared in advance of a visit from ORR and was intended as...

    Jan 17, 2021 at 5:42 PM
  8. jnc liked Great Western's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    I really can’t see the GCR paying for, or even making a contribution to the works. The North will probably see it as at best charity, or at worst a grab on North infrastructure. What concerns me is the direct effect on the commercial freight...

    Jan 17, 2021 at 5:22 PM
  9. jnc replied to the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    It might be interesting to see those, if they are available. Noel

    Jan 17, 2021 at 5:22 PM
  10. jnc replied to the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    I don't think anything new has been added recently, though? I saw nothing with a 2020 date. (I cheerfully admit that I could be wrong, and if so, I would appreciate a pointer to new material. Thanks!) Noel

    Jan 16, 2021 at 12:59 PM
  11. jnc liked Mark Thompson's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Just received notification of the revised date for the TWAO hearing- Set for Tuesday 6th July, with a pre- hearing meeting scheduled for 12th May. These to be held as originally, at the Woodlands Centre, Flimwell. However, obviously the...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 12:38 PM
  12. jnc liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    Hi Martin Short answer.....Yes, Yes, No, No, No. However there is more detail on the GCR website in the "Reunification" section. But the project has been split into 7 sections and the A60 bridge was no 7. The present focus is on sections 3...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 12:36 PM
  13. jnc liked Johann Marsbar's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    If you read between the lines in the piece in the 125 Group newsletter, I do wonder if any inspections by competent persons have been carried out on the state of the infrastructure. Mention is made of the fact that they are looking into...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 1:36 AM
  14. jnc liked J Rob't Harrison's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    I would have thought that the A60 bridge is pretty much fundamental to the Gap (whichever form it eventually takes); 1) Without it you can't run through trains from Ruddington to Leicester. 2) Without it the GCR won't be able to get much out of...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 1:35 AM
  15. jnc liked Steve's post in the thread Supervision and Administration of Locomotive Repair Contracts.

    I've been there and learnt the lessons. At the moment I have the dubious honour of being the mechanical engineer at the Middleton Railway and have been for too many years. However, back in the 1990's I managed to con someone else into doing the...

    Jan 16, 2021 at 1:32 AM