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  1. Kinghambranch liked martin1656's post in the thread Electric Railway Museum to CLOSE.

    The real problem is that EMU preservation is the poor relation of the preservation world, both in its appeal and those who may want to visit such a site, And there is no easy solution, they are not suitable to be used as hauled stock because...

    Jul 25, 2017 at 9:37 AM
  2. Kinghambranch liked ross's post in the thread Electric Railway Museum to CLOSE.

    Bit of a layman's view here. London Transport museum has the nostalgia/olden days" look at the quaint old bus kids" thing going for it. Everyone has seen a bus, so it has some relevance to most people, and there's the Met 4-4-0 and other stuff....

    Jul 25, 2017 at 9:34 AM
  3. Kinghambranch liked Phil-d259's post in the thread Electric Railway Museum to CLOSE.

    Its got nothing to do with the Bluebell being 'mature' enough and everything to do with (i) lA ack of siding space and a desire not to have something owned by others 'dumped' on the railway without a clear plan for it to be used. (ii) A lack of...

    Jul 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM
  4. Kinghambranch liked Bean-counter's post in the thread Electric Railway Museum to CLOSE.

    Very sad - the museum now faces a huge bill just to move its collection away. Although I have never visited it, it seems to me that it has filled an important gap by trying to preserve electric traction, especially multiple units, which form a...

    Jul 25, 2017 at 9:29 AM
  5. Kinghambranch liked richards's post in the thread Electric Railway Museum to CLOSE.

    Bluebell: "mature enough"? Do they need extra carriages? Have they got space to store/restore them? Who actually owns them at the moment? Would their locos need motifications to operate the 4SUB? If so, what would justify these costs? As a...

    Jul 25, 2017 at 9:29 AM
  6. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    See this excellent Broadway Extension Blog update for progress with the authentic stuff and other excellent work ongoing at Broadway Station. http://broadwayextensionblog.blogspot.co.uk/

    Jul 25, 2017 at 9:25 AM
  7. Kinghambranch liked 30854's post in the thread Betton Grange.

    A couple of new piccies of 6880's own boiler. http://www.6880.co.uk/news/

    Jul 23, 2017 at 11:06 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked Rosedale's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Anyway, appeal web page here: https://www.nymr.co.uk/appeal/teak-set-appeal I'm pleased to say that a considerable sum has already been raised.

    Jul 23, 2017 at 10:21 PM
  9. Kinghambranch liked marshall5's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    According to the BBC news 5 of the little ba$tards were found asleep on the train. Absolutely disgraceful - where did the excuses for parents think their 'little treasures' were all night? The staff must be absolutely gutted. Ray.

    Jul 23, 2017 at 8:05 PM
  10. Kinghambranch liked David R's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    I agree. Small consolation but at least they didn't torch them. Shows the need for secure undercover accomodation. David R

    Jul 23, 2017 at 8:05 PM
  11. Kinghambranch liked Rosedale's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Stage 1 approval for a £4.6m Lottery grant has been granted, covering a new carriage shed, the Goathland bridges, a volunteer hostel at Grosmont, disabled access coaches, improved education facilities, an apprenticeship scheme, and a lineside...

    Jul 23, 2017 at 8:02 PM
  12. Kinghambranch liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    We wouldn't dare - have you seen the stuff south of Cheltenham!? Bound to be vandalised unfortunately, especially when the travellers pass through the racecourse... :( Sent from my Moto G (4) using Tapatalk

    Jul 23, 2017 at 9:15 AM
  13. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Preservation or Pastiche.

    Although the Helston Railway is a small venture at present and doesn't seem to be trying to be too ambitious for its size, it does appear to be aspiring to some aspects of local railway heritage. See: http://www.helstonrailway.co.uk/ I've always...

    Jul 22, 2017 at 11:22 PM
  14. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Will standard gauge steam railways ever be able to order a new loco ?.

    BR Class 3MT 77021 anyone? It seems to have gone quiet lately on this one. The boiler is not the same as a GWR large prairie design but similar.

    Jul 22, 2017 at 10:28 AM
  15. Kinghambranch liked The Saggin' Dragon's post in the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    Isn't life tedious enough already? :(

    Jul 22, 2017 at 10:23 AM