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  1. Steve replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    That’s not my take on things. The supplements were additional revenues not charged on other trains meaning that a greater part on the standard fare went to the bottom line.

    May 5, 2021 at 11:39 PM
  2. Steve replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    The legs on those pins are way to long and the extra length serves no purpose.

    May 5, 2021 at 11:22 PM
  3. Steve replied to the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    I started the split pin discussion so I should say what I do. My background was 25 years with the NCB/British Coal. I was taught to never open split pins too much; 30 degrees was plenty. If you bent the legs too far they became difficult to...

    May 5, 2021 at 11:20 PM
  4. Steve liked 5944's post in the thread LMS Patriot Project Updates.

    Absolutely no need! They're split pins, not wraparound pins. 30 degrees between the legs is all that is required, both legs split equally with regards to the hole. The legs aren't going to be able to close themselves. If they do, you're using the...

    May 5, 2021 at 11:06 PM
  5. Steve liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I think what you meant to say Al was "give it a while and they'll be an angry mob demanding answers to why the HRA have not enforced upon the WSR strict compliance with the contents of a guidance note on user-worked level crossings" whipped up on...

    May 5, 2021 at 10:59 PM
  6. Steve liked mdewell's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Can I just clarify one thing. The HRA members are other heritage railways or tramways, and rolling stock owners. So when people keep commenting on what the HRA members should or should not do with regard to WSR, I'd suggest that the members are...

    May 5, 2021 at 10:55 PM
  7. David likes trains liked steamvideosnet's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Spring Steam Gala - 30th April-3rd May 2021.

    Another selection from my time at the Hants. Thank you to all the volunteers who put it together and, in particular, to the line side clearance team (whose names I've regretfully forgotten) who have done a fantastic job over the past 12-18 months...

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  8. Andy Williams liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    That sounds like a fairly poor return in investment then! Tom

    May 5, 2021 at 10:50 PM
  9. Matt37401 liked Andy Williams's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    It is probable that an N7 hauling two quad-art sets (seating capacity circa 600) on the intensively diagrammed 'Jazz' service out of Liverpool Street bought in more revenue per day than a Pacific locomotive hauling a long-distance train on the...

    May 5, 2021 at 10:50 PM
  10. 60017 liked Bikermike's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    34 A4s, how many A1/3/10? Add the 78 of them, and you are up to 100. Which is clearly less than 400, but up from a tenth to a quarter. B17s, J39s, J50s, N2s, K3s, O1s? Gresley may have been most famous for pacifics, but he did turn out workaday...

    May 5, 2021 at 10:49 PM
  11. Dunfanaghy Road liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 82045 The way ahead?.

    Indeed, and I am not averse to the odd gala visit away. What sometimes irks me though is how a frequent response to completion of a loco is for it instantly to go and work somewhere else! Look at how many people seem to think the best thing to do...

    May 5, 2021 at 10:46 PM
  12. Andy Williams replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    It is probable that an N7 hauling two quad-art sets (seating capacity circa 600) on the intensively diagrammed 'Jazz' service out of Liverpool Street bought in more revenue per day than a Pacific locomotive hauling a long-distance train on the...

    May 5, 2021 at 10:46 PM
  13. Jamessquared liked Matt37401's post in the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    So did it ever make a profit? Or did it just break even?

    May 5, 2021 at 10:46 PM
  14. Jamessquared replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    That sounds like a fairly poor return in investment then! Tom

    May 5, 2021 at 10:46 PM
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