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Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by marsa69, Dec 30, 2014.

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    You have to wonder why some railways are continually pushing for expansion, when photos like that apparently show them to be unable to take care of what they already have properly.
     
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    Based on my visit there about 10 years ago, I'd say that there's a catch 22 at work for a small site like that - you need the extension to justify the effort.

    Other than to exercise my red pen, it's unlikely I'd go back for what they currently have. But a link to the Ironbridge branch, and I'd be very interested, as that's just a completely different prospect.
     
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    Good luck to TSR. I enjoyed my visit a couple of years ago, even though the ride was a bit limited at that time. I'm always amazed at what these places can achieve with low levels of funding and a small workforce.
     
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    "The committee of the 504 Preservation Society was formed on the 8th November 2015 with the intention of restoring and preserving the last remaining Class 504 Electric Multiple Unit."

    No thanks.
     
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    And what has my involvement with the 504 group have to do with the the TSR or the autocoach?

    For your information the 504 is progressing forward in small steps. A bit like the TSR. We're expanding to draw in more visitors, more visitors gives us more income, more income means we can gain more resources to do everything that we'd like to do with a small workforce. The autocoach is having work started on it this year. We're awaiting the construction of a temporary work facility so that we can work on our stock under cover and therefore not be dictated to by the great British weather. We'll also be starting work on our carriage shed later on this year, a facility which will mean that the autocoach can be stored under cover along with our other coaches.

    But obviously don't bother to find out the facts before jumping to conclusions eh? Less fun that way!
     
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    See post #45 for your answer!
     
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