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  1. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread GWR 2818 transferred to STEAM.

    Yes still there ATM, replaced 4930 in 2007 which had been there since 1999.

    Aug 12, 2017 at 11:53 PM
  2. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread Catering facilities on Heritage Railway trains - ex West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I seem to remember mentioning the contribution of catering to the SVR profits in a previous thread covering this ground. It certainly makes a huge difference to the profits as you say.

    Aug 12, 2017 at 8:23 PM
  3. Pete Thornhill liked Bean-counter's post in the thread Catering facilities on Heritage Railway trains - ex West Somerset Railway Operations.

    You really don't 'get' that on railways with corridor trains and limited space at stations (i.e. most of them!), tea rooms may have a capacity of 40 to 50 covers at best, whereas a train can have 250 to 400 seats - a buffet car can, on a decent...

    Aug 12, 2017 at 9:59 AM
  4. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread TOPs number etc ex British India Line thread..

    But there is a difference with Ralph's example, the DRS 37's aren't registered solely for heritage/special services so are not subject to the limit, that's how I read it from the link I posted above, although I did only have a quick look.

    Aug 11, 2017 at 2:04 PM
  5. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread TOPs number etc ex British India Line thread..

    The 15000 limit is defined in section 6.6.3 https://www.rssb.co.uk/rgs/standards/GMRT2000%20Iss%203.pdf

    Aug 11, 2017 at 1:01 PM
  6. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread Heritage Line Loco Power Requirements.

    I make it 129 tender engines vs 84 tanks that made it out. The tank engines include 11 that you definitely couldn't call small (42xx/5205/72xx) and it would depend on your definition of small with 14 STD 4 tanks which are in that total, but yes...

    Aug 11, 2017 at 10:00 AM