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  1. acorb liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Tornado.

    LSL & WCR don't rely on public support in the same way as most of the rest of the preservation movement though. Not saying breaking promises is better than not saying anything, but I don't think just staying silent 'til it's all done would work...

    Mar 4, 2024 at 10:52 PM
  2. acorb liked Michael Whitehouse's post in the thread Vintage Trains 2024.

    Far too early to be certain. A lot of work is 'going on' to improve restrictions and collaborate on tweaking paths for this tour. The railway is very busy, especially in the Crossrail area

    Mar 4, 2024 at 6:52 PM
  3. acorb liked Fred Kerr's post in the thread Statfold Barn Railway - Spectacle of Steam - 16 & 17 March.

    Sadly clashes with other "interesting " events - ELR's Giants of Steam Gala (15-17 March); 5043 over Shap & S&C (16 March); night photography at Churnet on 17 March with 75014 !!; something has to give or domestic harmony will evaporate quicker...

    Mar 4, 2024 at 5:23 PM
  4. acorb replied to the thread Tornado.

    There is a fine line between the 2 - what looks like plenty of white space between jobs on a spreadsheet, can quickly become very condensed when delays start to occur and suddenly you are into crisis management, not project management. Whether...

    Mar 4, 2024 at 2:33 PM
  5. acorb replied to the thread Nene Valley Railway.

    John, Issue 154 arrived in my inbox on Friday, there was another earlier in the year. Suggest you check your spam or re-register if you are really interested, but then you were advised to do this on Tornado thread back in December when you were...

    Mar 3, 2024 at 11:04 PM
  6. acorb liked Johnb's post in the thread Vintage Trains 2024.

    [ATTACH] [ATTACH] Having gone out for the Black 5 in the morning (so hopelessly wet and windy I didn't get out of the car ) followed by the A4 at Sandy, wet but better I decided to see the return of the Castle in the promised afternoon sunny...

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  7. acorb liked Sam 60103's post in the thread Tornado.

    I look forward hugely to seeing Tornado haul the Aberdonians summer with no other steam scheduled past my house this year. I must say that there is a lot of uncertainty: 1. Who will be operating it? DB contract signed in summer 2022 but unlikely...

    Mar 3, 2024 at 4:25 PM
  8. acorb liked Big Al's post in the thread Tornado.

    I'll preface this comment by simply saying that it's a view, nothing more. The A1ST has always tried to be a high profile set-up with an, at times, heady media presence especially in terms of the various events that the loco has been involved...

    Mar 3, 2024 at 4:25 PM
  9. acorb liked The Gricing Owl's post in the thread 34039 Boscastle WC class.

    Get enough Bulleids? No; I've tried Googling that; I've asked learned professors; I've even asked those who translated the Red Sea Scrolls - all without success as it seems to be a concept that is totally alien to planet earth

    Mar 3, 2024 at 10:20 AM
  10. acorb liked Flying Phil's post in the thread 34039 Boscastle WC class.

    Here is a reminder of what we are trying to achieve... an overhauled Boscastle running on the GCR. (This was taken back in 1998 though). [ATTACH]

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  11. acorb replied to the thread Tornado.

    There will be no shortage of work for Tornado - a powerful, fairly gauge friendly loco that can haul any stock & is registered with both West Coast and DB - the industry is crying out for it atm. Will also be welcome revenue for the trust, they...

    Mar 3, 2024 at 9:18 AM
  12. acorb liked osprey's post in the thread Tornado.

    We're also forgetting Covid which has had an awful impact on all aspects of our lives.... I think it is very overlooked...

    Mar 3, 2024 at 9:14 AM
  13. acorb replied to the thread Tornado.

    Tornado has been operating since 2008, so the Trust has been operating her for far longer than people actually think, but there could be some truth in that thought. I think though that a number of things have all happened in one go that has...

    Mar 2, 2024 at 11:36 PM
  14. acorb liked Matt78's post in the thread The Gwili Railway thread.

    Platform one now ready for the edging stones

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  15. acorb replied to the thread 6201, her new lease of life..

    There is a also a business decision here, there is currently a number of Vac only steam locos based both at 10A (& elsewhere) with no work, due to the inability to work air braked stock.

    Mar 2, 2024 at 2:39 PM