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.

storm angus

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by zep108, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. zep108

    zep108 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2006
    Messages:
    331
    Likes Received:
    210
    Occupation:
    logistics
    Location:
    BIRMINGHAM
    hello
    does anyone know how our preserved railways have fared after storm angus !!
     
  2. It's a gale and some rain. It happens regularly in the UK climate and has done for millennia. Unfortunately the idiotic decision to 'name' every bit of a blow is only going to hype people up on social media that it's some sort of unusual and terrible event. :rolleyes:

    Only very rarely does something come along which is worthy of the anything like the hype that every puff of wind and drop of rain seems to attract on social media nowadays. 1703 and 1987 spring to mind.
     
    flying scotsman123 and Johnb like this.
  3. Shrink Proof

    Shrink Proof Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,017
    Likes Received:
    1,048
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East of the Equator
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Kinghambranch likes this.
  4. burmister

    burmister Member

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    270
    Excellent summing up of todays nanny state mentality.
    Was sailing at the weekend, windy but not exceptional.

    Brian
     
  5. Reading General

    Reading General Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 18, 2011
    Messages:
    6,081
    Likes Received:
    2,215
    the Rosslare to Fishguard ferry couldn't dock for some hours apparently, but we had nothing here to speak of in the West of Ireland. Lovely sunny day today
     
  6. nine elms fan

    nine elms fan Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    2,439
    Likes Received:
    855
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Wessex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    No trains from Exeter to London or Barnstable, flooding at Cowley bridge.
     
  7. 73129

    73129 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2007
    Messages:
    4,462
    Likes Received:
    1,017
    Location:
    Winchester
    Can anyone confirm Cowley bridge won't reopen until Thursday.
     
  8. Robert F

    Robert F New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2013
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    25
    Gender:
    Male
    BBC national TV news have just done so (if you consider that a reliable source).
     

Share This Page