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  1. paulhitch liked gwalkeriow's post in the thread Channel 4 Programme.

    Yes we are having to keep it from public view in our public access workshop! very frustrating as our policy is to allow public access where at all possible. However work is continuing, the fitting of air brakes being the present task. The...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 3:03 PM
  2. paulhitch liked Bean-counter's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    If the railway has the necessary assets and income to service debt, and is unable from present cash resources to fund necessary works (e.g. finishing Broadway), then I might, professionally, question the wisdom of putting such store on being debt...

    Apr 24, 2018 at 2:34 PM
  3. paulhitch liked stephenvane's post in the thread Channel 4 Programme.

    Presumably you are having to keep the finished article hidden from public view until the program is broadcast? Agreed, very frustrating!

    Apr 24, 2018 at 12:56 PM
  4. paulhitch liked MellishR's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The title of this thread is Current and Proposed New-Builds but almost all the discussion is about additional projects that might, or mostly might not, ever get started. How reasonable is it to contemplate such projects at all, other than as...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 8:55 PM
  5. paulhitch liked Enterprise's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    I am very fond of the Bluebell Railway as it was the first preserved line that I visited 50 odd years ago but for all its contemporary attractions it lost some charm as time passed. Sheffield Park has become somewhat hypertrophic although the...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 5:58 PM
  6. paulhitch liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    For whatever reason, when I first saw your response, the quote I included was the entirety of your comment. Not quite sure why but I saw nothing about any Horsted Keynes foreshadowings

    Apr 23, 2018 at 5:56 PM
  7. paulhitch replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Your quote misses the second half of the sentence concerned which is to the effect that Horsted Keynes in its former state seemed like an awful warning of what might happen at West Hoathley. The former location is being sorted but it has taken...

    Apr 23, 2018 at 4:19 PM
  8. paulhitch replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Absolutely not. "Normals" are unlikely to share "gricers love of grot" and people in West Hoathley would be only too aware of what Horsted Keynes had become until the Bluebell took it in hand recently. PH

    Apr 23, 2018 at 3:29 PM
  9. paulhitch replied to the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    Very likely that well known and all too influential British species indignatus harrumpherans was involved. Mind you they may have feared the potential for a linear scrapyard! PH

    Apr 23, 2018 at 2:53 PM
  10. paulhitch replied to the thread Back Of The Shed.

    No superheater of course. PH

    Apr 22, 2018 at 5:08 PM
  11. paulhitch liked LMS2968's post in the thread Back Of The Shed.

    Really? These tanks worked turn and turn about with John Aspinall's High Flyer Atlantics on express duties over the Pennines between Liverpool and Leeds. The ELR would be like a rest home!

    Apr 22, 2018 at 5:06 PM
  12. paulhitch liked Islander's post in the thread Channel 4 Programme.

    You wouldn't want to see our carriage restoration team naked!

    Apr 22, 2018 at 3:31 PM