There has been much discussion regarding jointed track versus CWR. One corespondent expressed fears that preservation could slide into pastiche , I assume if too much "Modernisation" took place. I agree there is a risk especially if we dont maintain, in as far as is possible, those operational practices which give a heritage railway that correct feel. Lets look at the demonstration freight. Some lines only run fitted or partially fitted freights. If you stop the train on the vac brake you may not get that characteristic clanging of buffers you get with unfitteds. Yes I know its partially a H&S issue. There is a solution - use and test the brakes but dont use them - save for emergencies - use the loco handbrake as was often the case. This is but one example. Where do others think we are at risk to "pastiche"