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  1. Yorkshireman liked Faol's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Sadly for those who knew him Alan Scott, former Station Master at MD, passed away in hospital yesterday. Alan was a colleague and a friend and will be missed. RIP Alan, you did your bit.

    Nov 22, 2017 at 1:39 PM
  2. Yorkshireman liked 6024KEI's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Ah - as someone that occasionally has to take groups of kids out (Cub Scouts) there is another reason for making them all wear hi viz - and that's so you can easily see them to count them and make sure you still have the same number you started...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 1:39 PM
  3. Yorkshireman liked Faol's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Thanks Ron

    Nov 22, 2017 at 1:37 PM
  4. Yorkshireman liked Snifter's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I got into a debate some years back at an airfield. They insisted that I wore a hi viz when walking across the apron. I pointed out that this was not a requirement at far busier airfields and the airfield didn't open for movements for another 20...

    Nov 22, 2017 at 9:25 AM
  5. Yorkshireman liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    West Somerset Railway - Then and Now #133 Washford 1961 / 2017 The shadows are lengthening for the facilities at Washford. The signal box has closed, the signalling removed and the goods facilities are closed up and devoid of traffic. 1961...

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  6. Yorkshireman liked Jeff Price's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Brian You might find that your bib and brace has shrunk in the wash or you have enjoyed too much snap at Minehead loco!! Jeff

    Nov 22, 2017 at 3:35 AM
  7. Yorkshireman liked QB steward's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I am not aware of any official plan to use Pullman car 246 Lydia within the Quantock Belle consist. That's not to say that I haven't allowed myself to dream of the wonderful possibilities we could create, were it to be an option. The car...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 9:46 PM
  8. Yorkshireman liked Andy Williams's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    SVR steam footplate crews do not wear hi-viz clothing for any part of their rostered duties. There is no requirement for any staff, paid or volunteer, working within the confines of Bridgnorth locoshed and yard to wear hi-viz clothing. None of...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:13 PM
  9. Yorkshireman liked Snifter's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    It is also quite dangerous. In the event of a blowback, the nylon melts and sticks to the skin. Best avoided.

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:13 PM
  10. Yorkshireman liked 1472's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    High viz ON the footplate is completely unnecessary as you are in a place of "safety" from a trackside point of view. There are of course other hazards to be aware of but high viz affords no protection from those. Footplate staff are discouraged...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:12 PM
  11. Yorkshireman liked GWR Man.'s post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    So are you planning to get the WSR converted to 2'6" then, to stop these people who are wanting to have the WSR returned to the national network due to the problem of different gauges. :):D:p:Finger::Happy:

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:10 PM
  12. Yorkshireman liked Snifter's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    In your dreams dear ! Joking aside, a cotton shirt would be poor protection against a mass of molten nylon. The radiated heat from the firebox can be pretty fierce under normal conditions and loose clothing can get extremely hot without the...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:09 PM
  13. Yorkshireman liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    They are really hard up in the frozen North in Scotland, Polar Bears and everything, not like us southern softies. :Woot:

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:08 PM
  14. Yorkshireman liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Bare chested with only a vest on the footplate, Brian? This is Somerset, not Tyneside...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 5:08 PM
  15. Yorkshireman liked burmister's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    As a volunteer driver on a heritage railway, this is Spot on. Mr and Mrs Normal are conditioned to seeing Hi Vis worn in every aspect of operations be it rail road, air or sea now so its not affecting their experience. Also I do not think for...

    Nov 21, 2017 at 7:56 AM