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  1. Matt78 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Who knows, inland railways might have a somewhat different clientele? I think the railways that will weather the next couple of years best will be those with considerable diversity in their income streams, rather than being very reliant on one...

    Dec 6, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  2. Matt78 liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    For anyone wondering, we were offered 34072 to stay. We said yes, I've seen on social media many comments aimed directly at the Spa Valley taking things etc. We were offered this opportunity and with only one other engine currently operational it...

    Dec 5, 2022 at 10:35 PM
  3. Matt78 liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    An early Christmas present and maybe a last minute 25th Anniversary gift for the Spa Valley Railway! We are delighted to announce that Bulleid Pacific 34072 '257 Squadron' will be taking up residence at Tunbridge Wells West and be joined by...

    Dec 5, 2022 at 7:55 PM
  4. Matt78 liked richards's post in the thread Loco 76017.

    Heritage railways are strange organisations. Staffed by volunteers (including the managers) who may have strong views, personal agendas and preferences, busy lives and other paid jobs. Their major assets (locos) are often owned by external...

    Dec 3, 2022 at 10:48 AM
  5. Matt78 liked RichardMoreton's post in the thread 2023 Events.

    South Devon Railway Winter Steam Gala: Friday 30th December, Saturday 31st December 2022 and Sunday 1st January 2023 https://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/visit-us/whats-on/winter-steam-gala/ Locos in use: 6430, 7820 and 41312

    Dec 2, 2022 at 9:26 PM
  6. Matt78 liked Robin's post in the thread SVR Loco Newsy News / discussions.

    Erlestoke Manor is back at Kidderminster. :) https://mobile.twitter.com/svrofficialsite/status/1598663279580250117/

    Dec 2, 2022 at 5:10 PM
  7. Matt78 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The bottom line with anything like that is that someone from within the membership has to step up and volunteer to take it on - don't assume that the great "they" will magic such stuff out of thin air. When the editorship of Points and Crossings...

    Dec 1, 2022 at 9:24 AM
  8. Matt78 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    (TL,DR: indulgence alert. Feel free to skip). FWIW, The Bluebell Times started at the beginning of lockdown. Prior to that, there was an internal newsletter called Points and Crossings (generally irreverently referred to as Pointless Jottings)...

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