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Avon Valley Railway Updates and Videos

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Corbs, May 15, 2013.

  1. The Dainton Banker

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    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 clarify for us. :)
     
  2. simon

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    Washing dirty linen was a reference to the WSR thread where all and sundry seem to take delight in exposing all that they feel was, is, and will be wrong with the WSR.

    In contrast, the members of the AVR seem to refrain from such behaviour, much to their credit.

    I have a soft spot for the AVR having been a founder member and wish it well.
     
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    simon Resident of Nat Pres

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    See response above.
     
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    Why permanently?
     
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    Who is going to overhaul it, out of their own pockets, then not want to use it? A Barry rebuild is much more expensive than an overhaul, so you are looking at at least 2 tickets to pay that off. Ah, but then there's another overhaul to pay for....
     
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  6. Corbs

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    I believe that the group owning 44123 have been restoring (almost building from scratch) the tender first, which has the opportunity to be hired out to other groups who have a loco but no tender, and thus raising money for the loco restoration. There is only so much covered workspace at Bitton and the tender restoration in the shed is going well.
     
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    Just wondering which loco groups are likely to want to hire a Fowler tender?
     
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    I wandered past today and noticed the state of the track East of Bitton, but I do think the AVR is at a bit of a drawback here: with the long straight stretch, with path alongside, every dipped joint and other track wobble is immediately obvious to passers-by. Other railways may well have the same problems, for all I know, but you can't just look along the line and spot them!

    Here's a very-zoomed-in snapshot of the stretch in question:

    IMG_20190217_170618_789.jpg

    Incidentally, if anyone likes indiscriminate bargains, the second-hand-junk coach at Bitton is apparently offering their entire stock of railway books for £110 at the moment, because they have just too many.
     
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    DMU Week at the Avon Valley Railway The Diesel Multiple Units British Rail Class 107 No. 52006 & 52025, being pulled by Ruston Hornsby 0-6-0 No.429 River Annan.

    Thanks to all involved had a great day :)

    Ruston 1 DMU Week 17.02.19.jpg Ruston 2 DMU Week 17.02.19.jpg Ruston 3 DMU Week 17.02.19.jpg
     

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