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  1. threelinkdave replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Create a vacuum and something will fill it - like the speculation here on this thread. Untill we know what the deficiencies were no one can make any measured observation. If there truly are only bullet points it seems odd they canot be published...

    Nov 14, 2018 at 11:30 PM
  2. threelinkdave replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Fred - I understand where you are comming from but some of us have to accept H&S. I enjoy being a guard. and am ready to accept the responsibilities which go with the job. I have to obey the rule book and the general regulations. Plus all the...

    Nov 14, 2018 at 10:43 AM
  3. threelinkdave liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I disagree with that. Leaving aside your characterisation of the paid workplace, which isn’t my experience, it isn’t true in a volunteer environment that all volunteers are equal. If you are on the footplate, the driver has seniority: if he or...

    Nov 12, 2018 at 3:29 PM
  4. threelinkdave replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Whilst I understand the sentiment behind this post your ability to just walk away if you are in an operational grade is limited. Having submitted ny availability to the roster clerk and been rostered for a day I am available the Volunteer Code of...

    Nov 12, 2018 at 1:42 PM
  5. threelinkdave replied to the thread Why no clear glass in handlamps?.

    I use a BR handlamp with the clear glass intact and have never had an issue with lighting as I take the whole lamp apart. You need to do that to check the oil level anyway. I always light the lamp well before I need it in sheltered conditions...

    Nov 12, 2018 at 1:15 AM
  6. threelinkdave replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The SVR does not use radios for dispatch but does use them for shunting. There are many places where line of sight is not possible. Safe use of radios requires constant contact when propelling - keep comming at aprox 5 second intervals is...

    Nov 11, 2018 at 9:10 PM
  7. threelinkdave replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    As I said in an earlier post the national rule book contains much which is not relevant to a 25MPH railway. Equally the national rule book does not cover a lot of issues relevant to running a heritage railway. What is required of a heritage rule...

    Nov 10, 2018 at 10:50 AM