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  1. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    A very high "chop rate" then, almost as bad as military aircrew training! Meanwhile, back at the coal face, progress on Broadway Station building continues despite the cold, damp weather yesterday. Excellent stuff folks....

    Jan 19, 2017 at 5:44 PM
  2. Kinghambranch liked 46229's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Don't get me wrong. Money has been spent on other parts of the line as has been said - the door was renewed at Toddington box last year (which still needs a lot doing to it) but I was just trying to get the point across that there's more to...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 11:23 AM
  3. Kinghambranch liked Matt78's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Being involved in a current railway extension I can see both sides. There is nothing like an extension to get your supporters enthused, but the reality is that they are like bottomless pits when it comes to money. Inevitably resources are...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 9:04 AM
  4. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    I'm more than happy to be corrected by 46229 but, from what I saw when I visited the GWSR last year, Toddington Box was undergoing some refurbishment. However, as I don't visit as often as I'd like, I'll happily be corrected, especially as 46229...

    Jan 18, 2017 at 8:58 AM
  5. Kinghambranch liked Ploughman's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Moving material from the top to the sides will only further impede the drainage. Shaving the top, reprofiling and use of geotextiles will enable the drainage to work as it should. Soil nailing will stabilise the slopes as long as protection is...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 8:02 PM
  6. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    One of the problems with that part of the Honeybourne Line formation in GWSR ownership is that it runs largely parallel to the base of the Cotswold Limestone escarpment, the geology here being Lias clay which is not the most stable of rock types....

    Jan 17, 2017 at 7:45 PM
  7. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    Indeed so. Also. it has been well publicised on various GWSR blogs that part of the embankment south of Broadway Station was surveyed some time ago and a need for repairs (thereby involving finance) would have to be met before the reopening. So...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 5:04 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked davidarnold's post in the thread Broadway Station Rebuild.

    A rant is an illogical emotional outburst and probably not helpfull to our debate here. First, as an ex GWSR signalman you will be well aware that safety has to be the prime consideration, and if there are not enough volunteers at present, then...

    Jan 17, 2017 at 4:48 PM
  9. Kinghambranch liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Back to the real WSR. Another in the occasional series of WSR 'then and now'. Robin 1910 [ATTACH] 16.1.2017 [ATTACH]

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  10. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends - Time to say "Goodbye"?.

    Occam's Razor: nope, had to look that one up. Ah yes, I understand the banter now. You pick up some interesting stuff on NP. Broadens the mind. Anyway back to "Thomas" perhaps, well, sometimes.

    Jan 15, 2017 at 10:44 PM
  11. Kinghambranch liked sleepermonster's post in the thread Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

    Steam Locomotives At Wirksworth this Summer: The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway will be mounting their most ambitious steam programme to date in 2017. A steam tank locomotive built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway, No.47406, will be on...

    Jan 15, 2017 at 10:49 AM
  12. Kinghambranch liked Spamcan81's post in the thread Bluebell matters.

    Doesn't the above fall into the "wouldn't it be nice" category? ;)

    Jan 12, 2017