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West Somerset Railway Operations

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

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    That map appears on page 231 of Ian Coleby's history of the branch.
     
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    Mods - can these "then and now" posts be moved to a separate thread?
     
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    Why?
    They are much more interesting than most of the posts on this thread!
     
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    Why though the delay in running through to Minehead?
     
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    Interestingly, have just read the official website. There is no mention of the reasons for the for the curtailed service. It would seem to me like a courtesy to tell potential travelers why! Oh and what about shareholders who do read social media?
     
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    Because the first poles were used for a telegraphy service so they were telegraph poles.

    Bringing the topic back to railways does everyone know that railway poles always point towards London? If you don't believe me have a look at them when the railway eventually reopens or those remaining elsewhere.
     
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    Not in my First Edition!
     
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    I'm sure I read somewhere that it was due to the PW work at Blue Anchor being more extensive than was first thought.
     
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    West Somerset Railway - Then and Now

    Blue Anchor 1900 - 2017

    One of my favourite pairs. The point of reference is the station building and even that has swapped over a window and a door between shots.

    WSSRT / Robin White

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    You'd just be able to look at the other thread then without having to bother with this one.
     
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    I think you will find that they point to the sky. Coat, taxi
     
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    It is D Day for the WSR as the ORR inspector should be coming today to see if all the things they want done have been done and if so allow the railway to reopen again.
     
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    No. It`s the Earth`s core.
     
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    I don't understand. All the many sticks (the in house word for poles) were blunt at both ends. Are you referring to the dressing of the arms or the position of the steps? I am puzzled.
     
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    Did the GWR reuse the signalbox nameplate?
     
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    Good to see the Swanage Railway getting multiple coverage on BBC News (nationally) with their pairing of 60103 with a Pullman car that had been in its consist during the locomotive's USA tour.

    Now why didn't we think of that?

    Report about to be broadcast again on BBC1.
     
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    According to The Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society, (yes, really!) the cross arms are always on the London side of the pole, at least on main roads.

    http://www.telegraphpoleappreciationsociety.org/category/telegraph-poles/
     
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    I think they did, with Antiques Roadshow. Brilliant advert for the railway
     
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    As someone with an occasionally practical turn of mind, I suspect this is one of those things like "Up is always towards London" where an approximation that applies in the majority of cases is taken to be a hard and fast rule by enthusiasts without real experience.

    If you had the end pole in a line you would surely always want the cross-arms to be on the side away from the line, regardless of what cities were in which directions.
     

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