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  1. 35B liked Steve B's post in the thread The Impact of the Heatwave on Heritage Railways.

    I wonder if I'm the only one seeing the irony in promoting the use of Vivarail 230s to avoid the problems of heatwaves and lineside fires given that they have been known to self-combust on more than one occasion (the last incident was involving...

    Aug 9, 2022 at 4:40 PM
  2. 35B replied to the thread The Impact of the Heatwave on Heritage Railways.

    Then you need to answer, again, what kind of heritage railway experience you wish the Swanage (or indeed any other) to represent. Because the railway that has that through service is one that has very limited space for 563, or 34105, or...

    Aug 9, 2022 at 2:32 PM
  3. 35B liked Big Al's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Just to say that the thread is moving on as have a number of posts by oliversbest.

    Aug 9, 2022 at 2:28 PM
  4. 35B replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Perhaps. But this SLL shareholder is aware of the number of begging letters he receives and cannot respond to, before considering taking on more liabilities. And the HRA is an umbrella group and trade organisation, not a regulator.

    Aug 9, 2022 at 11:54 AM
  5. 35B replied to the thread The Impact of the Heatwave on Heritage Railways.

    Yes, it is. Despite what many will have you believe, air conditioning is not necessary for most of the year - including the summer season on tourist railways. It wasn't included in the refurbishment of those units, which is unsurprising given...

    Aug 9, 2022 at 11:52 AM