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  1. Spitfire liked Hampshire Unit's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    80151 ran well this weekend. Can we keep her please?;) [IMG]80151 exits Sun Lane Cutting by Stephen Morley, on Flickr [IMG]80151 near Bishops Sutton by Stephen Morley, on Flickr [IMG]Sunset at Arleside by Stephen Morley, on Flickr [img]Sunset...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 6:19 AM
  2. Spitfire liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    A little anecdote about the obvious pride the MNLPS have in their loco, and how it is seen. I was Running Foreman at the Bluebell yesterday, in charge of the loco yard for the day. Clan Line is still at the Railway, and arrangements had been...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 7:58 PM
  3. Spitfire liked derobeck's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    Leaving Oakham[ATTACH]

    2021-10-16 45596 Oakham_0642.jpg Oct 17, 2021 at 6:51 AM
  4. Spitfire liked Shep Woolley's post in the thread Northern Belle 2021.

    [ATTACH] Making a fine sight and sound No. 60163 'Tornado' speeds towards Shap with the 'Northern Belle' and on to Carlisle with Mick Rawling driving, Martyn Soames firing and Roly Parker Guard [ATTACH] With Autumn tints beginning to appear,...

    Northern Belle Tornado 2b.jpg Northern Belle Tornado 3b.jpg Oct 17, 2021 at 6:41 AM
  5. Spitfire liked Matt35027's post in the thread Bluebell Railway General Discussion.

    A couple of shots from last night's charter with 35028. Thank you to all involved in the organisation and running of the evening, and what a pleasure it has been to have Clan Line on my 'home' railway. [img]35028 Clan Line Photo Charter -...

    Oct 15, 2021 at 8:39 PM
  6. Spitfire liked Lineisclear's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Perhaps the appropriate question is whether a traditional limited company is the ideal corporate entity to run a heritage railway? Apart from the absence of tax benefits and rates concessions liability to corporation tax could result in...

    Oct 14, 2021 at 8:12 PM
  7. Spitfire liked Shep Woolley's post in the thread Cumbrian Mountain Express 2021.

    [ATTACH] SRMN class No. 35018 'British India Line' passing Salterwath with the northbound 'Cumbrian Mountain Express' with Mick Rawling driving, Chris Holmes firing and Roly Parker Guard [ATTACH] Brightening a gloomy day 'British India...

    CME BIL 1b.jpg CME BIL 2b.jpg Oct 11, 2021
  8. Spitfire liked TheModster's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    Working up Freshfield on the 9am departure this morning. Fantastic smoke effects, the sun was a bit of a pain however! [IMG]

    Oct 11, 2021
  9. Spitfire liked steamvideosnet's post in the thread Vintage Trains - 2021.

    This is just hilarious. Now you're all complaining about nothing on the back of a tour! Make your minds up.

    Oct 11, 2021
  10. Spitfire liked Jamie C. Steel's post in the thread Vintage Trains - 2021.

    Until it turns into another episode like Blue Peter at Durham. We have a duty to protect and preserve the engines for future generations to enjoy.

    Oct 11, 2021
  11. Spitfire liked Sidmouth's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    of lesser power so likely to need assistance . which then brings us back to the crux , the popularity of the tour took the weight above what was considered without risk for the loco . The extra coaches and revenue generated presumably outweighted...

    Oct 11, 2021
  12. Spitfire liked sgthompson's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    Must admit today saw the 47 pushing but it is what it is so at the end of the day I rather see steam on the mainline being helped at this time of year rather than not at all . Some purists will obviously disagree but hey ho .

    Oct 11, 2021
  13. Spitfire liked steamvideosnet's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    How bloody ignorant can you be? It’s October in the UK, it’s been wet and the leaves are falling from the trees. West Coast, rather than incur the wrath of NR for a stalled train on the main line, have done something sensible and should be...

    Oct 11, 2021
  14. Spitfire liked 5914's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I would have thought that normal practice nowadays is for there to be no 'any other business' in the context of and Annual General Meeting - certainly that has been my experience of the direction that has taken place in the company articles and...

    Oct 11, 2021