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  1. paulhitch liked Forestpines's post in the thread Traws Link Cymru - threat to the Gwili?.

    The more interesting conclusion is, arguably, that it sets a precedent for the idea of main line and heritage railways sharing a route to be unfeasible.

    Oct 22, 2018 at 10:43 PM
  2. paulhitch liked michaelh's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I am quite happy to put my small change into a donations envelope - but there is absolutely no way that I would put my Credit Card details - especially including the 3 digit security code from the reverse of the card - on an envelope left around...

    Oct 21, 2018 at 9:04 PM
  3. paulhitch liked 21B's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    The capital investment difference between two ground frames (one for each end of the loop) two stop boards and red and green flags for the blockman is considerably less than what is required for a signal box, signals, interlocking, detection,...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 6:32 PM
  4. paulhitch liked DisusedBranch's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    It's precisely idiotic comments like this, made in the public domain, which give those on the other side of the fence the ammunition to dismiss those promoting the railway as a 'bunch of train spotters'. "You don't happen to agree with my point...

    Oct 20, 2018 at 6:30 PM
  5. paulhitch liked 21B's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Have you operated a railway using this type of system? Because in my experience it is considerably less "faff" than you are implying and very practical depending on train frequency. With a blockman at the passing loop (and providing the distance...

    Oct 19, 2018 at 6:26 PM
  6. paulhitch liked gwalkeriow's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway Carriage and Wagon updates.

    It is something that we had talked about for some years without being allowed to act upon it but then all a sudden the stars aligned and in a flash it is happening :-)

    Oct 19, 2018 at 6:35 AM
  7. paulhitch liked Greenway's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Many, I am sure, will be puzzled by the word 'steam' that is used. If it has no connection with the railway why did they use it? I think some people, particularly tourists, might think there is a connection.

    Oct 18, 2018 at 5:34 PM
  8. paulhitch liked 21B's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Since you are splitting hairs over a stop board being technically a signal when I think most people would probably use unsignalled to mean "without fixed signals capable of showing at least two aspects (stop or proceed) which are interlocked with...

    Oct 17, 2018 at 6:21 PM
  9. paulhitch liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Just what is people's problem with a WSR thread going quiet for more than 24 hours!? That is the norm for most other railways' dedicated threads here.

    Oct 17, 2018 at 5:38 PM
  10. paulhitch liked Forestpines's post in the thread Tripadvisor Reviews.

    It can be an amusing sign of quite how entitled some enthusiasts think they are. I recall one line getting a low-scoring review from a man who had made an X-hundred-mile round trip to see a particular loco without checking if it would be in...

    Oct 17, 2018 at 1:27 PM
  11. paulhitch liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Tripadvisor Reviews.

    Quite a few bad tripadvisor reviews can be discounted their problems would have been avoided if they checked the timetable beforehand, with regards to what sort, if any, trains are running, although that of course assumes that info is readily...

    Oct 16, 2018
  12. paulhitch liked Gladiator 5076's post in the thread Tripadvisor Reviews.

    I often take a gander at TA after I have stewarded a mainline trip. I often wonder if the reviewer was actually on the same train as I was. Complaining about a lack of steam is one thing, but at times you must wonder if these people ever travel...

    Oct 16, 2018
  13. paulhitch liked stephenvane's post in the thread Tripadvisor Reviews.

    You do get some idiots leaving completely unreasonable trip advisor reviews. The best way to deal with it is to leave a polite and factual response. The IOWSR gets a few complaints about the “rip off” £5 charge to enter the Haven Street site,...

    Oct 16, 2018
  14. paulhitch liked Johnb's post in the thread Tripadvisor Reviews.

    I believe there are a few spurious or downright mischievous reviews on TA so it must be looked at with care. I can imagine one hacked off ex member of a railway posting bad reviews out of spite. I look at TA for things other than railways and if...

    Oct 16, 2018