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  1. toplight replied to the thread Modern traction, stuff like Sprinters, Pacers, Voyagers. In future will people want to preserve them.

    We have had a new volunteer join our railway who is ex Swindon works and has been interesting listening to him talk about how stuff was scrapped in the past. They were allowed to spend so much on a unit and if it was going to exceed that it was...

    Jan 19, 2018 at 2:19 PM
  2. toplight replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    I remember reading about this accident during BR days (I think in the GWSR own magazine when I used to be a member). Apparently what happened is that the 360 being moved on a lorry and passed under the bridge no problem, then say a week later...

    Jan 18, 2018 at 11:00 PM
  3. toplight attached a file to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    As the Bridge strikes are likely to happen again and again on this bridge and I believe there was a bad strike on it in BR days, could you not install sacrificial beams on either side of the bridge, ( there is at least one rail bridge in Swindon...

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  4. toplight replied to the thread The Linear Scrapyard: Which locos/coaches/wagons in it would you most like to see get restored ?.

    So is it still owned by London Transport ?

    Jan 18, 2018 at 5:07 PM
  5. toplight replied to the thread The Linear Scrapyard: Which locos/coaches/wagons in it would you most like to see get restored ?.

    It makes sense for the locos like the Y14 and N2 to be in pre grouping liveries because there are so few examples of working locos from these lines, whereas something like BR black, lots of locomotives can be painted like this. Not sure about LT...

    Jan 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM
  6. toplight replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    It is a shame in some way that the Caravan Park (former goods yard) is there as this might have given space for Parking and other facilities. Was this sold off by BR or by the GWR themselves ?

    Jan 18, 2018 at 4:23 PM