Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Luke McMahon, Apr 19, 2016.
There was talk of the "Coal Tank" some time ago - has that now disappeared?
if you mean 1054 the LNWR coal tank that was scheduled to visit april time this year but had to be cancelled due to issues getting it transported from the KWVR, I believe they couldn't get a police escort sorted. Hopefully something will be sorted for a visit in 2024.
2999 Lady of Legend on her last running day at the NVR:
Worth pointing out that the signalbox at the start of the video is the one severely damaged by fire after an arson attack not so long ago.
While 45212 is spending the Santa Season on the NVR, the opportunity was taken to put it on the normal passenger service today. Seen at Yacht Club Crossing (between Orton Mere and Overton) on the 1310 to Wansford.
Pausing at Orton Mere on the first return run of the day.
A few photos from today, looked like a good number of visitors attracted by the Black 5.
Running round at Yarwell
Last train on Castor Straight.
Action from 45212 today, sounding on top form along the line:
General Manager vacancy currently being advertised:
Has Sarah Pigott left/leaving then? I thought she was doing a decent job there.
They do seem to have a bit of churn on GMs there.
Leaving an article in Trackside in August.Looking for a better work life balance. Has a 3 year old son and 89 year dad to look after.
That’s fair enough.
The pay falls a bit short of the required £125k that was suggested elsewhere on this forum.
A 'General Manager' is not ever going to be paid as much as CEO, seems the shorter the job title the more money you get.....
Looking at the job descriptions, it's hard to see why this post is worth barely more than half that of the MHR's - though I suspect the real answer has to do with available resources.
It may be all they can afford but it does seem a very low salary for such reponsibilites that also of course include all those volunteer vs paid staff issues we have discussed.
£125K is pie in the sky for a heritage railway where many work for less than they could get in the wider world. Looking at the Companies House website for obvious candidates for being the highest remuneration, the highest I could find was about £80K, admittedly for the 2022 year. The MHR offer is well up in the top echelon.
Thomas returned to steam after being stopped for leaking tubes 2 years ago, when it was decided to do a more comprehensive repair to reset the 10 year ticket.
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