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  1. Jamessquared liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread 73096.

    For another thread really, but no, I don't believe so. The question is actually "how best we can utilise our assets" I think. There is as Tom says a big problem with undercover storage space. No disputing that, it's a nationwide problem and some...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:54 AM
  2. Jamessquared liked threelinkdave's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The wearing of HV is in the main so you are visible to loco crews so they can warn you of their approach. They are not a magic suit of armour and only need to be worn where neessary. Why would you need them on the footplate, you are not going to...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:21 AM
  3. Jamessquared replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    What protection would doing so have afforded you? Tom

    Nov 21, 2017 at 10:02 AM
  4. Jamessquared liked Jimc's post in the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    I found this map... https://ncc1717.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/plateau-both-2.jpg on this page. https://ncc1717.wordpress.com/train-layout/ I think this is the approx location, but there's nothing there now. If you put satellite view on and...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 9:10 AM
  5. Jamessquared replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Yes, but this issue isn’t about visitors - it is about shunting operations within a yard. Tom

    Nov 21, 2017 at 8:47 AM
  6. Jamessquared liked torgormaig's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Sorry but I disagree. If someone is close enough to your train to get knocked over by it you are not going to stop in time to prevent that happening whether they are wearing HV or not. Why do I need a yellow vest on when I am alighting from my...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 8:32 AM
  7. Jamessquared replied to the thread 73096.

    Just suppose you took the locos rusticating in some railway's headshunt away - where would you put them instead? It's not as if there are lots of railways out there with empty sheds and idle workshops just waiting to receive the locos rusticating...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 6:48 AM
  8. Jamessquared liked Foxhunter's post in the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    'Plateau'was not a station as such, just an unloading/loading point, from the ROD report 1914-1919, "The preliminary moves took 436 MkI1 tanks, their personnel and stores to four advanced locations, south and west of Arras. Starting on 11...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 9:43 PM
  9. Jamessquared liked Jimc's post in the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    Doing some reading I think most likely Plateau was a large yard where the standard gauge rails ended and battlefield transport took over. Judging by the name it was a high and dry spot. Most likley it survived no longer than the time the war was...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 9:15 PM
  10. Jamessquared replied to the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    On the IWM page, the caption says it was taken at "Plateau station" - where was that? (Google brings up another photo: http://tank100.com/training-combat/war-diaries-13-16-november-1917/ - but doesn't obviously suggest the location. I'm assuming...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:42 PM
  11. Jamessquared liked Jimc's post in the thread Battle of Cambrai - what Locos.

    [img] Trains taking tanks to the battle of Cambrai. The leading engines on two of the trains at least are obviously Dean Goods. What are the second ones? http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205215583?cat=photographs...

    Nov 20, 2017 at 8:36 PM