If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Moorlands and City Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Guest, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. oldmrheath

    oldmrheath Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,787
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    It's not the biggest article but CVR has bought the lease For Leekbrook-Cauldon from MCR, who are going to invest the money in Leekbrook-Endon.

    Jon
     
  2. 49010

    49010 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    847
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gentleman of Leisure
    Location:
    Stockport
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I must admit I'm very partial to a bit of Steam Porn - but I prefer hard core shunting and explicit coupling shots :eek::Wacky::Wideyed:rather than boring old passenger stuff:Dead:.
     
  3. Sheff

    Sheff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,056
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer & Heritage Volunteer
    Location:
    N Warks
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I'll have to re-read it, but I thought it went further than that ........
     
  4. oldmrheath

    oldmrheath Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,787
    Likes Received:
    1,557
    I didn't want to do SR out of a sale by going into detail, but admit I thought that was the main thrust of the piece,

    Jon
     
  5. oddsocks

    oddsocks Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    1,813
    Likes Received:
    288
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired / Dodging a Coffin for as long as I can.
    Location:
    Half a mile east of Snells Nook Halt. (1883-1931)
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Always get mine delivered. Arrives in a semi-see-through plastic wrapper.:Wideyed:
     
    Jamessquared likes this.
  6. NeilL

    NeilL Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    776
    Occupation:
    Retired & OAPWay & tree feller
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    The vicar was in the shop looking at the top shelf which is why I decided to ask the owner if he had any copies of SR.
     
    37026 and p/wayman like this.
  7. Sheff

    Sheff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2006
    Messages:
    7,056
    Likes Received:
    1,601
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired Engineer & Heritage Volunteer
    Location:
    N Warks
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Check you inbox old chap ....
     
  8. NeilL

    NeilL Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    776
    Occupation:
    Retired & OAPWay & tree feller
    Location:
    Staffordshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    So all that needs to be done is get about a mile of track and a loop and Leek will have been reached. Except IIRC the track bed to Leek is owned by the council.
     
    Chris B likes this.
  9. Gav106

    Gav106 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    1,517
    Location:
    Nantwich, Cheshire
    Isn't there a pipe that is under the trackbed? Doesn't this need to be moved to one side so the other can have track later on top?
     
  10. 37026

    37026 New Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2011
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    2
    So does this now mean that if the line from Ipstones to Cauldon or Waterhouses is to be relayed then it will be the CVR that has to raise the money or will this not be even thought of till leekbrook-stoke is completed? And who is now driving the push towards Leek?
     
  11. manxman2206

    manxman2206 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    stoke on trent
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    There is no strategic vision. Shareholders are completely in the dark. Shambolic.
     
  12. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,320
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    Give it a rest. You've posted 4 times on this forum and every one of those posts is a negative jab at CVR/MCR. If you have such serious issues with either railway why don't you write directly to the directors? Whinging on here achieves nothing except making you look bad.


    Keith
     
    jnc likes this.
  13. manxman2206

    manxman2206 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    stoke on trent
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Keith,

    Tried that as a current shareholder. Directors are not dictators, so freedom of expression whether it be negative or positive is allowed.

    Like any organisation there are good points and bad points. There is nothing wrong with openness and accountability.

    The people and organisations who are providing funding need to be told what the new vision and direction is. It's not too much to ask is it?
     
  14. Fred Kerr

    Fred Kerr Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2006
    Messages:
    6,283
    Likes Received:
    2,950
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Freelance photo - journalist
    Location:
    Southport
    But the situation is analogous to the Brexit discussions.

    Negotiations need to take place in confidence hence "people and organisations who are providing funding" will be told that negotiations are taking place and - for reasons of confidentiality - will be told the result once they have concluded and NOT the negotiation strategy before they begin.
     
  15. Forestpines

    Forestpines Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,422
    Likes Received:
    1,799
    Location:
    Bristol
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It was a stupid and ill-informed decision that needs to be undone as quickly as possible, you presumably are implying.
     
  16. manxman2206

    manxman2206 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    stoke on trent
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I'm not asking for intimate detail just what the plans are going forward. It's called shareholder scrutiny. Perhaps if shareholders were to hold directors and CEO's to account we would have a much fairer and equal society.
     
  17. ghost

    ghost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2006
    Messages:
    2,320
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    N.Ireland
    I never said you weren't entitled to freedom of expression. The problem is that lots of positive things have happened on our railways and the CVR is no exception.
    Certainly from the photos and reports posted on here by @lil Bear @p/wayman @chris meadowcroft @Sheff and others, the railway is rebuilding carriages, the S160s and Polish tanks have been restored/under restoration, the Austerity recently arrived for restoration, line clearance and sleeper replacement ongoing and I think I remember seeing something about signalling work also taking place. I don't remember seeing any of your posts congratulating the volunteers and directors on these achievements. Instead your posts are all negative and directed at the CVR/MCR directors who may not even read this forum.

    Keith
     
    jnc likes this.
  18. manxman2206

    manxman2206 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    stoke on trent
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Keith,

    I do see countless good things happening on the CVR and can only sit and admire the dedication of the volunteers, unfortunately due to the nature of my day job I can't make the same commitment. I travel on the railway regularly including holding my wedding reception there. I'm commenting from the perspective of a shareholder who since the tie up with MCR have seen things happen and decisions taken that to me as a railway worker of nearly 30 years do not make sense.
     
  19. p/wayman

    p/wayman New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    voulunteer on pway
    Location:
    newcastle-u-lyme
    Lets get things in perspective, as a pway volunteer on the railway, every loco on the CVR bar 2 diesels ( Neither of which are runable) is owned by the NSRC the CEO or volunteers. 5.5 miles. of CVR owned track, 4.5 miles of track on a 90 odd year lease. Another 1 mile to Leek which is now under CVR negotion not MCR. Coaching stock second to none, Trackwork, and signalling that is being bought up to a better standard. 3 great stations all different, an ongoing deal to buy Cheddleton from the council, meaning we we own all 3. Not to mention a very committed volunteer workforce, an excellent MPD which in recent times has built AN S160 6046 from a kit of parts then repaired it after an incident, modified the Tkh to run to B.R spec and now almost have the second S160 5197 ready to run. There are a lot of things happening all for the betterment of the CVR so lay off the moaning that we are doing very little.
     
    jnc and 49010 like this.
  20. manxman2206

    manxman2206 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2016
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    stoke on trent
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Can't remember moaning that nothing is happening. I am questioning the direction in which the company has headed since its involvement with MCR, which to some has come at a detriment with the scrapping of rails to Oakamoor and now the liability of replacement of track to Cauldon, without mention of a brand new railway to Leek. As we all know there is only so much that can be achieved in these times of austerity and some might say "where has all the money gone"
     

Share This Page