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.

The South Devon Railway Thread

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by johnofwessex, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. Greenway

    Greenway Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,542
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Hams
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The SDR have had confirmation of an HLF Grant of £124,800. At least some good news for the South West heritage scene.
     
    nanstallon, 240P15, JBTEvans and 5 others like this.
  2. WishIHadAName

    WishIHadAName New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  3. johnofwessex

    johnofwessex Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    6,482
    Likes Received:
    4,727
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Thorn in my managers side
    Location:
    72
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    There was something about the railway being closed due to flood damage to the bridges.

    Any news on this?
     
  4. nanstallon

    nanstallon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2005
    Messages:
    4,224
    Likes Received:
    2,158
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Westcountry
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    240P15 likes this.
  5. JBTEvans

    JBTEvans Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,569
    Likes Received:
    330
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newport (South Wales)
    I'd guess she will spend majority of the season away from Buckfastleigh.
     
  6. DragonHandler

    DragonHandler Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    1,578
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    West London
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    They'll have to put her back together first. :);):eek:
     
    jnc likes this.
  7. 60044

    60044 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    756
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    They'll probably want to check the work done at Llangollen first of all!
     
  8. Thompson1706

    Thompson1706 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,764
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Rhiwabon
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    So they can see how boiler work can be done properly presumably.

    Bob.
     
  9. 60044

    60044 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    756
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    If you say so, the SRPS might not agree? If there's been any mechanical work done the Patriot people might not agree?
     
  10. Thompson1706

    Thompson1706 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2007
    Messages:
    1,764
    Likes Received:
    1,080
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Rhiwabon
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    You should know the true facts before making statements such as these !

    Bob.
     
  11. 60044

    60044 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    756
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Salisbury
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I'm not making any statement, I'm just going on what the two organisations I've mentioned have said! In the light of their experience, surely any organisation with a loco under contract overhaul at Llangollen in the same time period would be wanting to check the work done on their engine?
     
    35B likes this.
  12. jnc

    jnc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2012
    Messages:
    1,190
    Likes Received:
    1,928
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Western Atlantic
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    So, the clear implication from that is that you know the true facts, and they are different from what's been reported. Please say more about the true facts, and how they differ. I don't have any allegiance to either side here, so if things are different, that's fine with me.

    'The reports are wrong', with no details, sounds a lot like what my previous professional field used to call FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt). Several groups of serious people have reported that they spent fair sums of good money on re-doing work that they felt needed to be re-done. Why?

    I would tend to doubt that those loco-owning groups had enough unhappiness with Llangollen to provide motivation to spend a lot of money just to make Llangollen look bad. So a generic 'the work was actually OK' or 'they were confused' doesn't have a lot of weight. I suppose they could have spent the money doing things that had not been done yet, and then inaccurately reported it as re-work (with the aim as stated), but that's a pretty serious charge too.

    And do keep the First Law of Holes in mind.

    Noel
     
  13. Greenway

    Greenway Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,542
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Hams
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The hoped for Polar Express at the SDR is now cancelled. I believe this also applies to Telford, North Norfolk and Wensleydale railways.
    The Seaton Tramway will still run its Polar Express however.
    It does seem that the high costs of these events and others and giving second thoughts to many lines. Possibly the costs and rewards are not matching up in an ideal way. The large infection increases may also be a factor.
     
  14. JBTEvans

    JBTEvans Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,569
    Likes Received:
    330
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newport (South Wales)
    :Woot:
     
  15. 21B

    21B Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,714
    Likes Received:
    2,253
    For Devon?

    Sent from my SM-A405FN using Tapatalk
     
  16. Greenway

    Greenway Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,542
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Hams
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Well, JBTE, South Devon isn't in the same boat as your neck of the woods just yet. But the DSR is still going strong.
     
  17. Greenway

    Greenway Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    3,542
    Likes Received:
    3,374
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Hams
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I did mention Telford and Wensleydale as well.
     

Share This Page