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  1. The Dainton Banker liked MuzTrem's post in the thread South Tynedale Railway (Ltd.) in administration.

    I find it hard to believe that the longer run is really an issue. AIUI the current line is 5.25 miles long, i.e. a bit longer than Sheffield Park to Horstead Keynes. Obviously, one would hope that they adjusted their fares slightly when the...

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:57 AM
  2. The Dainton Banker liked Mike S's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    With all this 'down time' that has to be one of my greatest fears for any railway that hasn't run so far this year. For some folk that avoid some of the cooler months it may not be far off 12 months now since they were last 'active'. Almost...

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:29 AM
  3. The Dainton Banker liked ikcdab's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    That would make sense if the WSSRT had invested in buying shares, but it never has done. As I explained many pages ago, back in the day when it was allowed, we used to donate money to the plc in return for shares. Typically we might buy something...

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:25 AM
  4. The Dainton Banker liked RailWest's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    A few years ago now the 'old' S&DRT, which was simply a Charity at that time, decided - for whatever reason - to become a registered Company. By that time I had left them, so I'm not aware of the precise details, but AIUI they set up a 'new' body...

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:22 AM
  5. The Dainton Banker liked Will Foster's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Yes - I’ve been volunteering there for the past 3 months and trains are very busy with lots of happy passengers - nice volunteering on a railway with a ‘can do’ attitude !

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:20 AM
  6. The Dainton Banker liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I wasn't proposing it as a plan of action; more just to try to describe our structure in "WSR" terms. It may still be easier to start entirely afresh with new bodies; but if so you have to solve two issues. One is how to create a new membership...

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:20 AM
  7. The Dainton Banker liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    On that highlighted point, currently the BRPS (which majority owns the plc) is an unincorporated body. However, the potential for unlimited liability has been identified: had Covid-19 not happened this year, we would have had an EGM by now to put...

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:11 AM
  8. The Dainton Banker liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Sadly, the PLC's idea of local community engagement appears to consist of engaging in legal action against members of the local community. I think I can see a flaw in the WSR's approach to community engagement

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:09 AM
  9. The Dainton Banker liked jnc's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    'a significant cause' might be better wording than 'the cause'. Noel

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:08 AM
  10. The Dainton Banker liked Barrie the Beer's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    An update letter from the Swanage Railway Trust this morning. SR took over £250,000 in fares and shop sales during August alone. Income has exceeded expectations and patronage continues to be encouraging.

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:04 AM
  11. The Dainton Banker liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    This i think shows the issue nicely. The lack of transparency and clarity, which in turn leads people to be suspicious of actions and motives. No one is going to trust a board that does not appear to be open in its statements. Another good...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 1:22 PM
  12. The Dainton Banker liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    But why not say so then!? To me personally it's much more reasonable than any of the reasons the Plc actually gave!!

    Sep 21, 2020 at 1:19 PM
  13. The Dainton Banker liked RailWest's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Lineisclear wrote "...as the Trust has announced, it has concluded that its public benefit objects can best be achieved elsewhere..." As a former Trustee and member for several decades, I am saddened that this situation has arisen. However it...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 12:05 PM