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Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Jamessquared, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Nat Pres stalwart

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    You may be right. I suspect it is a hardy perennial, the kind of idea that comes up repeatedly from time to time, since on the surface it looks very plausible, but as you suggest, the devil is in the detail.

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    We are hoping to run tours on Saturday 9th - probably at 11.00, 11.45, 12.30, 2.00, 2.45, and 3.30 (times subject to change) and the Hastings Maunsell will be centre stage.
    As always tours will be free but if anyone wishes to show their appreciation donations towards the Maunsell Restaurant Car which should be the next volunteer restoration following straight on the the Hastings Maunsell will be most welcome.

    David R
     
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    I'd love to make it down for a tour. There's a good few projects coming to final fruition right now. Apart from the Hastings brake, Stroudley brake 949 is at long last nearing completion- the last edition of "Brighton Matters" mentioned something about "first topcoat of mahogany brown"! Stroudley 3rd 328 is catching up fast, and although I haven't seen a detailed update for a while, Car no.54 must surely be well on the final gallop now, so a lot to whet the appetite there for everyone.
     
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    There's a short update on 949, and a slightly longer one on 3687, in Friday's edition of Bluebell Times.

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    Should i anticipate LBSCR van 270 being finished and commissioned too?
     
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    Hope to see you on Saturday then - both Stroudleys and Car 54 will feature

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    In the October issue of The Bluebell Times, we have a round-up from the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society’s first Annual General Meeting since 2019. Updates include the election of a new Chairman, Treasurer and group of Trustees.

    In this issue:

    – Paul Churchman is elected to be the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society Chairman
    – A welcome boost to the Jewel in the Crown appeal from the Horsted Keynes Carriage Shop
    – Bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson visits the Railway
    – An East Grinstead porter’s second life in print, parliament and far-flung places
    – Behind the scenes in the carriage shed as two more vintage carriages approach completion
    – Enjoying the tranquillity of our Memorial Garden
    – The Awake the Giant group launch a photographic competition
    – A walk along the ‘Jungle Line’ in 1959
    – And much, much more

    The Bluebell Times is published monthly on the second Friday of every month. The next issue is due out on Friday 12 November.

    You can download the latest edition using the link below.

    https://www.bluebell-railway.com/bluebell-times/

    Tom
     
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    73082 has a feature in the current edition of Heritage Railway Magazine
     

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    Having just come back from an enjoyable day at Giants of Steam, it was my first visit in exactly 2 years (the longest I think I've gone between visits since 1995, thanks to Covid).

    Did notice a few things that I wasn't away of such as the final road into OP4 has been laid with stock inside and Ketches Halt and the TPO post have been dismantled.

    One question however, where is 9017? I don't recall seeing it on my last visit and didn't spot it today.
     
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    In the SP carriage shed, I believe, along with 178.
     
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    Ah ok thanks. I did have a look in there before I left but could only make out the 09 in there, but was a bit dark to make anything else out.
     
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    My footage of the 2021 Giants of Steam Gala, a brilliant weekend out with the Saturday morning giving some great steam effects!
     
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    From the Bluebell Facebook:

    A special treat before No. 35028 'Clan Line' leaves the Bluebell on Monday evening...

    The loco will be available for footplate visits at Sheffield Park from 10am to 4pm, Saturday and Sunday (16 - 17 October).

    Come and visit us with a ticket to travel or platform admission ticket! http://ow.ly/zuK050GriqV

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    Well it'll be nicer to look at than that broken American thing
     
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    What have you done to it?
     
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    Sounds more a case of what he'd like to do to it.
     
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    Got to say that, in my experience, its not the best of locos although things could have changed since then.
     
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    Also this weekend:

    Focus on Horsted Keynes: This coming Saturday (16 October) in support of, and to inform members and visitors about, the Jewel in the Crown Appeal (Donate here), we have in-depth tours behind the scenes arranged as follows:

    • C&W Tour 10.20 – 11.10 am
    • Station tour 11.25 – 12.25
    • S&T tour 12.35 – 1.30 pm
    • C&W tour 1.40 – 2.35
    • Station tour 2.45 – 3.45
    Tom
     
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    It was like it when I found it, guv
     
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    Website loco page and news blog updated to show 30925 "Cheltenham" is staying till the end of the month. Replacing failed S160 6046.
     
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