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  1. 3ABescot liked Southernman99's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    Conversations with members of the gala commitee. I am not willing to out anyone on here. Moving the gala away from March has added benefits with infastructure work. It gives us more time to complete the work. We are sacrificing 6 weeks of...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 12:44 PM
  2. 3ABescot liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    A little anecdote about the obvious pride the MNLPS have in their loco, and how it is seen. I was Running Foreman at the Bluebell yesterday, in charge of the loco yard for the day. Clan Line is still at the Railway, and arrangements had been...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 8:16 AM
  3. 3ABescot liked your post in the thread Accident Report / Recommendations Request.

    Thank you. The lessons from this went much further than the obvious of not climbing up when then loco is in motion. Also the supervising of more than one person in training at once. Just how much it is sensible to have “going on” on a footplate...

    Oct 16, 2021 at 7:17 PM
  4. 3ABescot liked 21B's post in the thread Accident Report / Recommendations Request.

    I do not see the point of publishing a report on this horrible accident. The main points have been stated by Martin already. The key learning is simple. Do not climb on the coal when the engine is moving. This point is drilled into new cleaners....

    Oct 16, 2021 at 7:16 PM
  5. 3ABescot liked D1039's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Excuse the SVR diversion, but I know its history better. I had this discussion with an SVR director in the noughties, about heritage railways' sometimes aversion to debt. The SVR purchased its line in 1967, paying BR by instalments. It has...

    Oct 16, 2021 at 7:11 PM
  6. 3ABescot liked ficksberglion's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    Langley Mill.[ATTACH]

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  7. 3ABescot liked derobeck's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    Leaving Oakham[ATTACH]

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  8. 3ABescot liked Oswald T Wistle's post in the thread RTC 2021.

    Is the work part of Boris’s “Levelling up”? or have I misunderstood?

    Oct 15, 2021 at 11:31 AM
  9. 3ABescot liked free2grice's post in the thread Vintage Trains - 2021.

    Is that entirely fair? Compared to the 'old' days I would have thought that window hanging was minimal. I film trains in video and as a train passes it's obvious if anyone is bending the rules. I have filmed many trains on the main line in...

    Oct 15, 2021 at 11:30 AM
  10. 3ABescot liked free2grice's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    The latest news thanks to wsr.org <BJ> An announcement by West Somerset Railway Association: ''The WSRA Trustees have, with regret, accepted the resignation of Robin White as Trustee with immediate effect. Robin has been volunteering on the...

    Oct 14, 2021 at 2:34 PM
  11. 3ABescot liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    That's most kind, but we also have Tom and James to my left (right when looking at the photo) who are much younger than I. Then there's Mr Ellick on the far left, and we also have a few others (Cameron and Matt) in the photo. It's of immense...

    Oct 14, 2021 at 8:47 AM
  12. 3ABescot liked derby2's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    As a recently-retired member of the MNLPS committee (who also wasn't able to be present at the Bluebell yesterday as it's my own '70th' today) can I back up what Simon has said. The society is indeed blessed with a number of very keen active...

    Oct 14, 2021 at 8:46 AM
  13. 3ABescot liked Southern Gricer's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    Well said. I joined the society back in 1967 and was involved in a small way with working parties at Longmoor, Liss, Ashford and after a break at Marylebone. I well remember Bernard Wright, John Bellamy and other characters from that time. I...

    Oct 14, 2021 at 8:46 AM
  14. 3ABescot liked Dan Hill's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    I did think it was a nice touch to have the red backed nameplates fitted for the event, although I wasn't aware of the rededication, but looked to be a nice occasion today. It occurred to me after the event that it there was sort of Longmoor...

    Oct 14, 2021 at 8:46 AM
  15. 3ABescot liked S.A.C. Martin's post in the thread Clan Line in 2021.

    [ATTACH] It was an excellent day out and a much needed catch up with all and sundry after a pandemic that has made interaction with the many members of committee and society very difficult. I confess to having felt somewhat overwhelmed by the...

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