Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by 14xx Lover, Jan 4, 2010.
Just get a turntable and always run it bunker first, then?
Tom (that'll be my taxi outside ...)
Just the one turntable isn't going to be much use if there's no turning facilities at the other end of the line!
That’s when the big hand from the sky comes into play
number 17 is this engine
Many thanks Matt
Good to see a child on the footplate!
Such a shame to see the "home fleet" dissipate, especially Foxcote Manor.
I really hope they have a few successful seasons when they can restart and can build up and interesting fleet again.
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What is the problem going forward?
Does 'Jennifer' have problems running forwards then? Not much use if only does backwards.
where from ? no Barry now to build a fresh collection from
As the Llangollen railway (hopefully) grows again and becomes more successful, so locomotive owners will be interested in bringing their locos to be based there.
I guess if those who lost their deposits want their money back (well possibly some of it), they have to join the creditors list?
whilst I admire your optimism I suspect with fewer engines operating as operation and maintenance costs spiral higher and Llangollen realistically not in the position to commit to supporting owners financially in return for operation , your outlook is some way away
Yes admittedly it’s not going to happen overnight. However eventually if the Llangollen railway has a need for the locos, and the finances to pay the steaming fees, they will come.
This is another iteration of the "build it and they will come" myth. The Ecclesbourne Valley is a good example of a thriving line that hasn'td managedhe finis to get a single ex-BR engine to be based there. The Embsay & Bolton Abbey hasn't either. I could go on, but the evidence is out there. The best the LR can probably hope for is that Foxcote Manor will eventually reappear, that 7754 and 80072 gets overhauled fairly quickly and the last remaining 55XX on the line gets finished sooner rather than later. That would give them a reasonable fleet.
If they hadn't already, frankly it's tough titties. That's both the purpose and guillotine-like nature of bankruptcy.
Yes, it is a shame for the people that lost their money but, I guess from a technical point of view the wedding deposits were offering credit, along with the ticket sales etc.
is this not a scenario where they can claim back through credit cards ? (appreciate topic diversion)
That depends on if you have spent at least £100 & put at least a part on a credit card.
I suppose you could ask for a charge back if you paid with debit card.
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