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  1. jnc liked Bill Drewett's post in the thread 2999: Lady of Legend.

    I confess to being a full member of the Swindon cult, so I'm probably incapable of objective thought, but calling Jimc's post a 'shrill over-reaction' is itself hardly... measured.

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:58 PM
  2. jnc liked Daddsie71b's post in the thread 4003 Lode Star.

    No, any idiot can see they are different. Some are painted black, some green and the odd one or two blue.

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:58 PM
  3. jnc liked stephenvane's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    As is often the way when a company needs to make savings, those higher up the tree are targeted. They are the ones on higher salaries, so this is where the biggest savings can be made. Remaining staff will probably now see their workload and...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:56 PM
  4. The Dainton Banker replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    That's one way to do it but is usually both ineffective and costly. You lose the expertise / corporate knowledge of the people you fire, pay them out redundancy, and, within a short time have to re-establish their positions (perhaps under a...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:54 PM
  5. jnc liked NeilL's post in the thread Churnet Valley Railway General Discussion.

    [ATTACH] Cracking day today - not a cloud in the sky, not much wind and a light dusting of snow on the ground. However changing sleepers when the ballast and replacement sleepers were frozen was challenging at times. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]...

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  6. EveningStar92220 liked The Dainton Banker's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There is a sense of either panic or "new-broomitis", or both, in all this activity. Long serving officers dumped, assets being fire-saled, senior staff positions disestablished , with a consequent loss of knowledge and apparently without a proper...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:46 PM
  7. The Dainton Banker replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There is a sense of either panic or "new-broomitis", or both, in all this activity. Long serving officers dumped, assets being fire-saled, senior staff positions disestablished , with a consequent loss of knowledge and apparently without a proper...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:43 PM
  8. The Dainton Banker liked alastair's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The West Somerset Railway is reviewing the number and nature of staff posts. The purpose of this is to improve the efficiency and sustainability of the railway in the long term. This staff whose posts are under review are being consulted about...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 11:13 PM
  9. The Dainton Banker replied to the thread Avon Valley Railway Updates and Videos.

    But he said "a bit like the WSR, but has the advantage that it doesn't wash its dirty linen on this forum" which I took to imply that mentioning financial difficulties was "washing dirty linen". Perhaps I misunderstood; no doubt Simon will...

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:55 PM
  10. Romsey replied to the thread LE Movements, ECS and Test Runs 2019.

    Any idea of the problem with 5M55? Most other trains seemed to be close to RT at Bushbury Jn. Thanks, Neil

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:51 PM
  11. The Dainton Banker replied to the thread Avon Valley Railway Updates and Videos.

    I don't understand that comment. If the Railway is short of cash, as you claim, then advertising the fact and asking for help is likely to be beneficial. Indeed this appears to be what theonlyadsrulz is doing. Hardly "washing dirty linen", surely ?

    Jan 23, 2019 at 10:47 PM
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