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  1. michaelh liked FearOfManchester's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Well he's taken up a similar position as emperor of the Peak rail galactic empire, presumably he doesn't have the time to juggle all of these roles ;)

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:31 AM
  2. 6026 King John replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    See my other posting - the point is that a 57xx pannier is a more poweful beast than a 64xx. I would expect one to handle 6 coaches on the WSR - I've seen one hauling 7 or 8 on the Severn Valley. Regarding water capacity I'm not aware of any...

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:31 AM
  3. paulhitch liked Greenway's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Not only the WSR, Tony, that applied to many lines throughout Britain and was a reason so many took to cars and buses. That had an effect which became quite apparent when the Beeching review was done.

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:27 AM
  4. TommyD liked 6026 King John's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Totally agree but this may be lost on the average 5-10 year old who has been stuck in the same seat for an hour and a half on a hot day!

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:22 AM
  5. BR 73082 replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Paid a brief visit on Saturday just gone (21st July) predominantly to do the SWR service. 33111 was out vice T9, staff suggested this was due to a fault with it. 31806 looked like it was being prepared for the dining train later in the day. Last...

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:20 AM
  6. S.A.C. Martin replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Both sides of the story.

    So - keeping you all in the loop - the National Archives. Last stop on my Edward Thompson writing. Spent last Saturday there and now have to go back after realising there’s so much more information available. The interesting thing that screamed...

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:19 AM
  7. HY_4273 liked green five's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    92212 rolled into Alton this morning as we arrived on the SWR service from Aldershot. Went to the Bus Rally. I haven't been for a long time but this event is massive now. Excellent day out. A few pictures from the...

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:19 AM
  8. CLN_WVR liked AnthonyTrains2017's post in the thread Royal Duchy 2018.

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  9. Paul Kibbey liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    If you practice "first in, last out", the second train needs only the amount of time the platform staff deem necessary to reliably dispatch a train (say 2 minutes); and the first in needs to arrive a couple of minutes earlier and will not be...

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:10 AM
  10. NevilleKing liked threelinkdave's post in the thread GWR Signal Lever ? Information.

    To help with distinguishing distants from stop signals some railways adopted the Coligny Welch indicator. This was a fishtail light iluminated ferom the signal which indicated the signal was a distant...

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:08 AM
  11. Paul Kibbey liked 6026 King John's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Yes, employ former Olympic sprinters as signalmen or train crew. What's Usain Bolt up to these days?

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:06 AM
  12. CLN_WVR liked 4950's post in the thread Cathedrals Express/Steam Dreams to Poole 21/07/18.

    Overlength for Poole sidings.

    Jul 23, 2018 at 8:05 AM
  13. Johnw replied to the thread All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – 1963.

    All Our Yesterdays – 55 Years Ago – July 1963 Diesel and electric locomotive building was in full swing with British Railways workshops at Darlington and Derby building class 25’s and Swindon and Crewe building class 52 Westerns. Locomotive...

    Jul 23, 2018 at 7:18 AM
  14. burgerbern replied to the thread GWR Signal Lever ? Information.

    thanks for the link i have bookmarked the site as it is full of very interesting info

    Jul 23, 2018 at 7:14 AM
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