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  1. 30854 liked 35B's post in the thread Heritage Railways near death experience, back from the brink.

    That is not long term stability - what happens when divorce, death or taxes take their toll? Those that bridge fare box, membership and foundation funding seem best placed to me. What is sad to see here is behaviour that does little to...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:07 PM
  2. 30854 liked misspentyouth62's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I concur. Are there GWR/WSR supporters out there that have turned their backs when S&D 7F has been the mainstay motive power? Reading this thread fills me with despair that Heritage Railway supporters are as seemingly tribal as I've ever known...

    Feb 23, 2020 at 11:39 AM
  3. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Heritage Railways near death experience, back from the brink.

    What do you need to run a railway? Functional infrastructure, sufficient motive power, sufficient carriages, sufficient staff (generally heavily volunteer based) and cashflow. I suspect most railways at one time or the other have struggled at...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 8:58 PM
  4. 30854 liked Mogul's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    For those who couldn't see the other picture of the carriage shed under construction because it was linked behind a password protected site, here are a couple more from APMW. A lot of progress on the railway to celebrate at the moment. [ATTACH]...

    T9 passing site.jpg 117_121_Corfe.jpg Feb 22, 2020 at 12:33 PM
  5. 30854 replied to the thread Heritage Railways near death experience, back from the brink.

    Tell you what folks, I wonder if our OP @Robin Coombes is reevaluating the scope of his thesis yet? The list advanced so far contains very different lines in many varied circumstances, by no means all of which can be filed under "sorted". I...

    Feb 22, 2020 at 11:38 AM