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  1. ady liked Bikermike's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    Alas, frowned upon I believe. Was thinking some nice chunky beams as per GWSR...

    Jul 23, 2021 at 3:30 PM
  2. ady replied to the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    machine gun posts?

    Jul 23, 2021 at 1:18 PM
  3. ady liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    I thought I'd pass over this update which I've just posted on Facebook. The Summer Steam Up was a very successful event generating over £4,000 after all the costs associated with such an event have been taken into consideration. This sort of...

    Jul 23, 2021 at 8:42 AM
  4. ady liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The Swanage Railway did win a £75,000 grant from the DfT back in 2016 that was "to add main line capability to a steam locomotive and set of 5 coaches". I have no idea whether £75k was enough to fund it, but there was funding explicitly to do...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 5:59 PM
  5. ady replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The whole reason that 31806 (well it was meant to be 31874 but what ever) has been fitted with TWPS and other mainline equipment (paid for by a Government Grant, as described in the article I shared) was to work Swanage to Wareham services with a...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 3:24 PM
  6. ady replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Also while I think about it. The 'moguls' did seem to have active 'movement' behing it as there was the 'Swanage Moguls Fund' which did have its own FB page and website. And it was simi-regularly updated. There's days both seem to be dead with...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 11:07 AM
  7. ady replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I'm already aware of this I don't need it repeated I just answering why I said the 'Bloody T3 again earlier...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 10:58 AM
  8. ady replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Not my favourite locomotive type. I not that much of an express engine fan. Especially after the whole 'E class' is better the the 'K class' thing. And yet that seems to be making progress while the engine I been far more interested in for...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 9:36 AM
  9. ady replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The original reason I was going to post yesterday was I was going ask (again) if there was any news on 31874 as the recent SR News arrived with no mention of the locomotive fleet save stuff about the bloody T3 again, 80104's appeal and 34072...

    Jul 21, 2021 at 7:29 AM
  10. ady liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    The slip site has been subjected to a lot of work that isn’t evident in recent years, a people change has helped progress it further and thanks to a legacy left we were able to undertake a detailed geotechnical study of the embankments condition...

    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:16 PM
  11. ady replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I'm sure the plans for the Mark 1s etc, have pointed out several times now over the years. And Im sure I shared this press release the last time someone thought it was a pack of lies......

    Jul 20, 2021 at 6:52 PM
  12. ady replied to the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    I was there for the whole weekend and it was alot of fun. Just a question whats the progress with the 'slip' and the siding space?

    Jul 20, 2021 at 11:42 AM