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.

West Somerset Railway Operations

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

  1. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    9,895
    Likes Received:
    13,673
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Barrister
    Location:
    Stogumber
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It may be, but as signalman on the day, dealing directly with matters, a rather higher standard of care about posting on forums applies than to random speculation (accurate or not).

    kind regards

    Robin
     
  2. free2grice

    free2grice Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2005
    Messages:
    4,309
    Likes Received:
    1,173
    Occupation:
    Retired Rolls-Royce engineer
    Location:
    Bath Green Park / Mangotsfield
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    An interesting working today at Minehead. The 11:00 ex Bishops Lydeard arrived with a pair of class 33s. <BJ>
     
  3. 6026 King John

    6026 King John Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Hampton Court, Surrey
    No idea what that's all about. Another thing I've just noticed is that 6430 has been turned and now faces Minehead. I assume this happened on the Norton triangle.
     
  4. paulhitch

    paulhitch Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,928
    Likes Received:
    2,761
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Then don't post at all about happenings when you are on duty!
     
  5. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    9,895
    Likes Received:
    13,673
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Barrister
    Location:
    Stogumber
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    An extreme, and rather foolish post, with respect. It must be obvious that it is a rather different matter to post ‘here’s a picture of a loco’ as opposed to ‘the cause of this incident / occurrence / loco change was this.’

    If all of those who posted on Nat Pres did so with a little more discretion, we all might do rather better.

    Robin
     
    mgl, mdewell and malcolm imps like this.
  6. paulhitch

    paulhitch Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,928
    Likes Received:
    2,761
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    An extreme and rather foolish post, with respect.
     
    Ferguson, billbedford, Steve and 4 others like this.
  7. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    9,895
    Likes Received:
    13,673
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Barrister
    Location:
    Stogumber
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I use this forum to provide, where I can, helpful material about the events and doings of the West Somerset Railway. If you, or others, choose to use it for childish jibes when sensible points are made to you, then do not be surprised if you find yourself ignored.

    Meanwhile, back at the Railway today...

    F09FCBCE-96B6-485E-8870-0A77FEFB8D3C.jpeg 4B0FBE01-1AF2-4D9D-8C80-CC22E15F142D.jpeg

    Robin
     
  8. Dennis John Brooks

    Dennis John Brooks Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    850
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    North Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I do not think people should post when they on duty, as it is mostly inappropriate. Some people are too vociferous.

    DJB.
     
  9. paulhitch

    paulhitch Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2008
    Messages:
    4,928
    Likes Received:
    2,761
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hayling Island
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Jibe no. Criticism yes.
     
  10. 6026 King John

    6026 King John Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Hampton Court, Surrey
    Looks like the return Quantock Belle has been attached to the 1700 ex Minehead. Is that what usually happens on Sundays to save a path?
     
  11. Ian Monkton

    Ian Monkton Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2011
    Messages:
    827
    Likes Received:
    714
    Location:
    South Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It's not what usually happens except in the yellow timetable, but as trains have been retimed because they cannot pass at Blue Anchor presently it certainly saves a path.
     
  12. About to pass the Blue Anchor webcam :)

    Steve
     
    malcolm imps likes this.
  13. 6026 King John

    6026 King John Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,163
    Likes Received:
    337
    Location:
    Hampton Court, Surrey
    Yes just seen it - 7F + Pannier + 11 coaches!
     
  14. johnofwessex

    johnofwessex Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,735
    Likes Received:
    2,977
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Thorn in my managers side
    Location:
    72
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    First Born & I went to the WSR today, starting at BL on the 10.15, & scareing the life out of Robin (Oh God, its them...........)

    We got off at Blue Anchor for a brisk walk to Dunster where we picked up the 2x33's on the 11.00 ex BL

    Sadly on the level run to Minehead there wasnt much chance to show what 3100 HP could do BUT to put everyone out of their misery I am told that it was a positioning run to put a 33 at each end of the line - the other worked back at 1600

    In the shop we picked up a 'Yellow Walk Map' for the Minehead Area & did some more walking along the Coast Path before heading for the 1430 behind Odney Manor & home. Like all trains well loaded but not packed.

    Sadly the Queue for the Styles Ice Cream was too long, & the Turntable Cafe was out so we headed to the Jubilee Cafe. There ws an issue with the Gents which the retail manager - just the first person I managed to collar was keen to resolve.

    Another good day out.
     
  15. Hemerdon

    Hemerdon Member Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2006
    Messages:
    657
    Likes Received:
    394
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Hemerdon Bank, Plymouth
  16. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    9,895
    Likes Received:
    13,673
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Barrister
    Location:
    Stogumber
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    It was a pleasure to see you - I don’t scare easily!

    Robin
     
  17. johnofwessex

    johnofwessex Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2015
    Messages:
    4,735
    Likes Received:
    2,977
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Thorn in my managers side
    Location:
    72
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  18. tracker

    tracker Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    791
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired IT manager
    Location:
    Essex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Sloppy reporting as expected from the local BBC. "West Somerset Railway decided to close in January" is not the whole story... it always closes in January anyway.
    That photo of 53808 looks like it has a rake of non-WSR stock, in a station that's not on the WSR, with what looks like a modern signal and a gantry I do not recognise! Correct me if I'm wrong!
    Robin L.
     
  19. torgormaig

    torgormaig Well-Known Member Friend

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,636
    Likes Received:
    1,442
    Well I do not know the WSR that well but the photo looks like Minehead station to me and AFAIK that is a station on the WSR. It's my pleasure to correct you, sir.

    Peter
     
    Bean-counter likes this.
  20. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    9,895
    Likes Received:
    13,673
    Gender:
    Female
    Occupation:
    Barrister
    Location:
    Stogumber
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Its an unusual telephoto shot, but it is Minehead. The lower part of the platform starters bracket, the colour-light inner home and the semaphore section signal are in shot.

    Robin
     

Share This Page