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  1. Kinghambranch liked rolage2's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Good news about the footbridge steps. Even without the canopy extension it will help to normalise the appearance of the northern end of the station. I have seen the steel supports on walking the trackbed north of Broadway (Photos in one of the...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 5:02 PM
  2. Kinghambranch liked Andy B's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Steve, you’ve got it right in one! The overheads that paid staff bring are minimal at the Gwsr. It’s either 4 or 5 staff - and I think some of them are part time. We’ve something over 900 volunteers with work permits and that’s how we do it. I...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 11:26 AM
  3. Kinghambranch liked Breva's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    The bridges all date back to 1904, horse and carriage type days. Today the road over bridges are used by HGVs servicing industrial estates on former airfields, a concrete plant and a scrapyard at Long Marston. I don't understand how that can be...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 11:25 AM
  4. Kinghambranch liked Richard Roper's post in the thread P2 Locomotive Company and related matters.

    Another update from P2 Steam: Funding now 40% completed! https://www.p2steam.com/category/news/ Richard.

    Apr 24, 2018 at 11:24 AM
  5. Kinghambranch liked Bill Drewett's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    If that was the case, I'd agree. But I don't think it is. This year as well as paying off debt and opening Broadway, they're planning a number of other capital projects including loco dept facilities, an S & T workshop and a carriage shed. To...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 9:27 AM
  6. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Who knows? Thirty Eight years have passed since the GWSR started work at Toddington Station site.

    Apr 24, 2018 at 7:57 AM
  7. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Indeed it was and I understand that the GWSR would have applied to purchase at least some of the trackbed north of Broadway too but the expected objection for reinstatement of the line from a landowner just north of Broadway Station was felt to...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 10:42 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked Midlandsouthern's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Saw on linkedin the gwsr cost for the broadway extension around 3 million quid "Of that money the Station cost £700k, the Bridges £600k, the Track £930k, Civil Engineering £660k, S&T £25k, plus a few other bits and pieces. The Station is not yet...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 10:17 PM
  9. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    No he's not, much as it "would be nice." Remember peoples, the GWSR doesn't own the trackbed and jungle twixt Broadway and Honeybourne. They may well do one day but not in my lifetime.

    Apr 23, 2018 at 10:17 PM
  10. Kinghambranch liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Makes it feel all the more worthwhile when every day so far I've seen all 8 carriages well filled at least part of the time, and as you say, what a superb picture to show it off.

    Apr 23, 2018 at 10:14 PM
  11. Kinghambranch liked toplight's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Just had a quick look at the GWR website. Saw this picture on it. Really shows the 8 coach trains to advantage. Impressive picture and achievement. Shows the 'product' on offer to the general public. Remember when they used to typically run 5...

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  12. Kinghambranch replied to the thread GWSR Today.

    To quote Mr Valentine, "Beautiful, quite beautiful!"

    Apr 23, 2018 at 6:53 PM
  13. Kinghambranch liked KristianGWR's post in the thread GWSR Today.

    [MEDIA] 7903 'Foremarke Hall' and Class 20 No.D8137 in action yesterday. I hope you enjoy it :)

    Apr 23, 2018 at 6:52 PM
  14. Kinghambranch liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Oh I have no doubt that they wouldn't take kindly to lots of items of rolling stock stored doing nothing and slowly degrading. In fact, I doubt many enthusiasts themselves have, as you put it, "gricers love of grot", and you do many of us a...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 6:45 PM
  15. Kinghambranch liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    I think you're getting confused between ordinary residents of a country settlement and yourself there Paul!

    Apr 23, 2018 at 6:44 PM