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  1. Robin replied to the thread Waterman Railway Heritage Trust.

    Yes they had, and it was reported at the 2018 SVR(H) AGM that the 2017 accounts included a £65k settlement from the Waterman Trust.

    Jan 22, 2020 at 3:06 PM
  2. Robin replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The Sharp Stewart 4-4-4T seen at Bewdley in the mid 1920s (see the picture puzzle thread) would be no use day to day on the SVR, but would go nicely with the toplight saloons on special occasions. Something else seen regularly on the SVR in...

    Jan 21, 2020 at 10:12 AM
  3. Robin liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Vintage Coaches. Pre and Post 1948 Carriages.

    I am very much a vintage carriage enthusiast, certainly when I go to galas what carriages are on offer are probably just as interesting as the locos. However, given I volunteer in a C+W department for a railway which only runs Mk1s, a little...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 9:23 PM
  4. Robin replied to the thread Vintage Coaches. Pre and Post 1948 Carriages.

    The list of carriages scrapped for parts at the SVR, both Mk 1 and pre-nationalisation, makes sad reading today. Certainly some were bought as basket cases at the time for just that purpose but even so, as they say, "The past is a foreign...

    Jan 19, 2020 at 9:22 PM
  5. Robin replied to the thread SVR Loco Newsy News / discussions.

    I can't do maths at this time of night! Looking back, it entered service at the Manor 50 event in November 2015 so yes, somewhere over 4 years in ticket.

    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:54 PM
  6. Robin replied to the thread SVR Loco Newsy News / discussions.

    The EMF Newsletter No 73 for January includes more details on the plans for 7802's repair. Two main items of note: An order has been placed for the pattern making and casting of new replacement cylinders, with delivery of the castings expected...

    Jan 16, 2020 at 10:24 PM