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West Somerset Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by gwr4090, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Wenlock

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    I've seen 12 wheeled diners, but never a 16 wheeler.
     
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    … to add a moment of levity it's what happens when non-railway folk design a logo. But on the other had it is only a logo. The important bit is the TV channel to try to keep folks engaged.
     
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    Indeed, but why was it designed by a non-railway person? Doesn't the WSR have a few volunteers currently unable to do their usual jobs on the railway?

    Fair enough, but the inaccurate logo risks being less effective.
     
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    The TV logo is based on the latest WSR logo which has been around for at least a year or so. Funny how no-one noticed the wheels until recently ;)

    Steve
     
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    That logo is as bad as the Swindon Town football club emblem which includes a tank engine with a tender
     
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    Your problem being?
     
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    Ah, but that is a tender engine with a tank.
     
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    Indeed, and the F&WHR have several saddle tank locos with tenders for the coal.
     
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    There is a local ornithologist by the name of T. Witcher who may be available to deliver a programme about the first cuckoo of spring. It is a remarkable bird, lovely plumage and all that however it is to be found at the Minehead end of the line.

    ;)
     
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    Is this any better?

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    or say

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    Like the pic of Baldwin #2 at West Coast Heritage Park in Squamish BC Canada... non operational ex PGE and so very historical for this part of the world ....
     
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    I'm reminded of the occasion when my wife found a 'hand made' card in a local gift shop for my birthday, with a sketch of a train + some wagons. These included a two-wheeled 'chaldron' type....I'm still trying to work out how they balanced the load !
     
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    I'm waiting for someone to come up with a photograph of a five-axle tender or a sixteen wheeler carriage. The Pennsylvania 2-10-0 "Decapod" had a six-axle tender....
     
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    Quite common in Germany, 2'3 T 38 tenders.
     
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    Would be nice to see some more heritage carriages on the line...

    Tom
     
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    At the moment, it would be nice to see ANY carriages on the line, especially those full of fare-paying passengers :)
     
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    So we have a British locomotive, paired with a German tender, pulling a couple of US carriages. The WSR goes international!
     
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    "International", now there's an interesting theme for a gala. :):D
     
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    Nene Valley Railway have a few international locos you could hire!
     
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    Meanwhile, back on the West Somerset Railway.................
     
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