Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by rough-shunter, Dec 26, 2006.
I don't believe anyone who tells me that they have never committed a criminal act.
The insurance industry will tell you the only way of securing rolling stock parked in the open is monitored CCTV and security lighting. An alternative would be to patrol with very large canines trained to eat people. I did have one farming customer who got fed up with his barn being constantly broken into so he bought one of those enamel signs with a Rottweilers head on it with the message underneath, 'the remains of trespassers will be prosecuted', he didn't have the dog to go with it but the sign seemed to do the trick.
Could be "good" news for once.
Hope they are found or plead guilty & punished accordingly.
2 girls unbelievably & all only 13/14. Released for nearly a month as well, so what's to stop them doing it again? What are the parents doing letting them roam round doing this?
That's the trouble with long school holidays. Wouldn't of happened in my day 50-60 years ago.
Except it did happen 5 0-60 years ago and at all times through history.
Maybe, but if you were caught woe betide you!
The local copper wasn't frightened to give a clip around the ear back then either, if they did so now they would be charged with assault & thrown out of the force.
Didn't stop it happening, because in the main people who do this kind of thing don't think.
Rather like the scrapyard dog that was usually found chewing on the bumper of a Vauxhall Astra in days of yore...
Well, thanks to the Chinese flooding the market with cheap low-quality steel, I would hope the number of thefts purely for scrap by travelers, has decreased.
Copper, on the other hand, is always a concern.
Theft at model railway shop in Paignton, someone forgot to cover his face.
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