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  1. Steve liked Downline's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Perhaps if those who are critical of the WSR could critique the tone of there posts, there would be no issue? The critics of the WSR on this thread are in a noticeably more negative tone compared to critics of other railways, and negative...

    Apr 19, 2021 at 6:40 PM
  2. Steve liked Robin Moira White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    No relevant regulations, but the need to exercise a degree of sense and humanity. Not everyone likes to be photographed - the very act of photographing someone can be seen as aggressive. And photographs that show vulnerable or valuable...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 11:26 PM
  3. Steve liked WSR_6960's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    You have hit the nail on the head and worded it better than I possibly could have. For that, I and no doubt many others no are extremely grateful for your comments. We put everything we have in to 'our' railway despite the associated politics...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 10:24 PM
  4. Steve liked torgormaig's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    Bit late to this party, I know (sorry), but would have is not what the poster intended to write, so why correct him incorrectly:). The correct way of writing what he intended would be would've not would of and certainly not would have. Consider...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 12:32 PM
  5. Steve liked bluetrain's post in the thread Locomotive Superintendents.

    Thanks for your most interesting analysis and diagram, which provides much material for reflection. In some cases where a new loco superintendent took office, it is open to debate whether they provide continuity or discontinuity. Although James...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 11:32 PM
  6. Steve liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Sorry to say this......The other side of the WSR thread is the number of people who complain (often legitimately) on the thread about the people who hog the thread with their 'issues' plus the reported posts we get and have to deal with. So it...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 3:27 PM
  7. Steve liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Yes, I had a point. I made it once back at #36610 and not since. By contrast your 'dog and bone' posts have almost turned this thread into the @Monkey Magic soapbox thread about an advert rather than a crossing that I thought the WSR has already...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 3:25 PM
  8. Steve liked Kingscross's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The linear scrapyard of today is the living museum of tomorrow. I know one guy who spent the 1990s buying up steam-era freight stock as it was withdrawn from mainline use. He ended up with around 35 wagons, and manages to restore about one a...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 10:58 AM
  9. Steve liked richards's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    *Some* may possibly be interested in the crossing works. That's fine. But "interested" doesn't mean jumping on their keyboards to criticise everything.

    Apr 16, 2021 at 10:56 AM
  10. Steve replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Totally agree. There's no doubt that people are interested in what is happening at Llangollen but there is no evidence of people hammering away demanding to know of everything that is happening there. It's just a few WSR bashers repeating the...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 10:56 AM
  11. Steve liked andrewshimmin's post in the thread Locomotive Superintendents.

    @Jimc has kindly stuck the full resolution version on his website so people can see it if interested: https://www.devboats.co.uk/gwdrawings/ashimmin/cmes.jpg This was just an idle whimsy really. As I said above, I was trying to trace the various...

    Apr 15, 2021 at 6:26 PM
  12. Steve liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Are you not enjoying the unfolding saga of Level Crossinggate? (That joke fell on stony ground last time in the middle of a more serious post - let's give it another try ;) Tom

    Apr 15, 2021 at 6:20 PM
  13. Steve liked steam_mad's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Agree with much of what you say. We (SRPS) have thankfully been able to have most of our operational and unrestored wooden bodied stock displayed either in our reserve collection or in the Museum of Scottish Railways. Having...

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  14. Steve liked richards's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    The WSR-bashing brigade are also at risk of jumping to conclusions about the job advert. Is this actually the first time it's been advertised? Did someone get appointed (internally perhaps?) but couldn't take up the job? Has the appointed person...

    Apr 15, 2021 at 11:16 AM
  15. Steve replied to the thread SVR General Discussion.

    Working timetables are usually labelled 'Private and not for publication' in my experience. That's not to say that every railway does this, though.

    Apr 15, 2021 at 7:40 AM