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  1. marshall5 liked torgormaig's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    For me it is not about "slavishly trying to recreate things as one generation remembers them", rather it is about making best realistic use of what has survived. I like to see a period train from whatever period, it just so happens that this is...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:33 PM
  2. marshall5 replied to the thread Harz Narrow Gauge - HSB.

    I'm sure, that for a hardened track-basher, who wants to spend 3 days repeatedly thrashing up the Brocken it is wonderful value but that's not my 'thing' and certainly not what my wife goes for. We much prefer to take the train to somewhere...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:48 PM
  3. marshall5 liked 30854's post in the thread Glyn Valley.

    Or the "Popular Front" .... Why have I got the theme music from "Soap" in my head? :) As far as I recall, the GVT&IHT were always for the historic 2'-41/2" gauge (as opposed to the original 2'-41/4" gauge, which may only ever have existed on...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:38 PM
  4. marshall5 replied to the thread Harz Narrow Gauge - HSB.

    The webcam shows a Brocken bound steam - hauled train in snowy Drei Annen Hohne at the moment (11.15) That is very disappointing news re the Harz Tour Cards, David. I'm not sure how much this will improve the HSB's finances as I've seen very few...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:38 AM
  5. marshall5 replied to the thread Glyn Valley.

    Have I got it right - the lot at Glyn Ceiriog was 2'g but now the original 2' 4 1/2"g. and the lot at Chirk are going to be 2' 6"gauge? Bring back the People's Front of Judea (or was it The Judean People's Front?) Ray.

    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:04 AM
  6. marshall5 replied to the thread When did the Isle of Man Railway become a preserved line?.

    G19 (built on the chassis of brake van E3 in the 20's) the through piped one, has been in Port Erin Museum for the last few years and we (Heritage Railway Volunteers) use it for storing our tools and equipment. The exterior has been tidied...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 7:19 PM
  7. marshall5 replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    That was my understanding also - certainly the smokebox saddle looked very flimsy. To me this project just seems like unnecessary duplication and if the Man.Utd. group really want to see a recreated B17 they would be better to support the...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 6:55 PM
  8. marshall5 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The bullhead track suggests that it is. Ray.

    Jan 21, 2018 at 6:42 PM
  9. marshall5 replied to the thread When did the Isle of Man Railway become a preserved line?.

    Although a Douglas harbour tramway was proposed it never came to anything. The Ramsey harbour branch was. primarily, for coal to, and lead ore from, the Foxdale mines. Lord Ailsa's "Mantainor" service really was a pointless exercise as the...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 3:43 PM
  10. marshall5 replied to the thread When did the Isle of Man Railway become a preserved line?.

    Winter services ceased on the Ramsey line on 25th Sept. 1961 although occasional goods and maintenance trains continued to run through the winter of 1961/2. Traditionally, apart from livestock or coal 'specials', most freight traffic had been...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 10:27 PM
  11. marshall5 replied to the thread When did the Isle of Man Railway become a preserved line?.

    Actually quite a few people use the railway for 'normal' purposes and, as Tesco is adjacent to Douglas station, is used by shoppers. The IMR operate commuter trains (with breakfast available) at the same price as the bus at certain times of the...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:23 PM
  12. marshall5 replied to the thread When did the Isle of Man Railway become a preserved line?.

    Hmmm.... I suppose a lot depends on how one defines a "preserved railway". As for a date, I'm not even going to suggest one, as like most things the IMR has undergone a period of evolution since the early 60's. One could suggest the end of 1965...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 10:47 AM
  13. marshall5 replied to the thread Harz Narrow Gauge - HSB.

    The HSB have issued their 2018 Summer timetable https://www.hsb-wr.de/mehr-erfahren/fahrplaene/sommerfahrplan/brockenbahn/ It looks to have little changed from last year except that the Th,F,SO second steam turn on the Selketal appears to have...

    Jan 16, 2018