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  1. baldbof attached a file to the thread Grantham Canal - bits of rusty metal and other interesting stuff..

    This photo taken today by Bob T (one of the Thursday team) from the lower dam showing Lock 14's lower pound now restored to water. What a sight; just needs a boat to complete the scene. [ATTACH]

    L14 lower pound.png Oct 29, 2020 at 7:06 PM
  2. baldbof liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Hammer, nail, head. As a visitor I don't care what the vision is, what locos they have, what coaches they restore or what colour they paint their stations. I just want to visit the line and enjoy what is on offer. But were I a supporter who...

    Oct 29, 2020 at 3:00 PM
  3. baldbof liked jma1009's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    How dare you question my moral integrity. No new posts you stated you would make this morning, and now we have a stream of ill thought out posts this evening that by their timeline I cannot see how all of you can have agreed the text of each...

    Oct 29, 2020 at 12:43 PM
  4. baldbof attached a file to the thread Grantham Canal - bits of rusty metal and other interesting stuff..

    A couple of photos from today's team to compare with yesterday's view; the forebay and the lock now looking how they should be - full of water. Don't that look grand? :) [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

    full forebay.png full lock.png Oct 27, 2020 at 5:21 PM
  5. baldbof liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Just dropped in to check that not too many people are tearing their hair out on here and have discovered a whole range of recent, measured and information comments drawing on real life scenarios about the way that charities work on other...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 7:49 AM
  6. baldbof attached a file to the thread Grantham Canal - bits of rusty metal and other interesting stuff..

    Another landmark day with some material being removed from the upper dam to allow the water to seep gently through and return to the lock entrance. The upper dam will remain in place as access to the towpath side is still required for the...

    re-watering.png scaffolding gone.png Oct 26, 2020 at 3:31 PM
  7. baldbof liked fred's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    What an arrogant stupid statement. Chris is correct - it is too toxic in here with the " professionals " and HRA hierarchy.

    Oct 26, 2020 at 3:10 PM
  8. baldbof liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I really am flabbergasted by this. When told of some pretty damming allegations, your only response as CoSec of the HRA is "volunteers do not have a right to volunteer"!? Seriously!? Can you not see how that is in no way good enough?

    Oct 26, 2020 at 3:09 PM
  9. baldbof liked jma1009's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I hate to state the blindingly obvious, but the WSSRT facebook page 'comments' doesn't look good for the new WSSRT board candidates. Barrie had the opportunity to apologise (which I suggested he do) but he has muffed it today. (Other stuff on...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 10:02 PM
  10. baldbof liked RailWest's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I sense the emergence of various posts along the lines that visible on-site volunteering = good, not being seen on site = bad. This attitude (sadly all too prevalent at some heritage railways) fails to take account of various factors such as the...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 9:46 PM
  11. baldbof liked Robin Moira White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Sigh! Where to begin? It’s broken. We need to fix it. We know what it should look like. Either: (A) We can work together to collectively knock what we have into shape in a way we can all live with, having properly discussed it beforehand....

    Oct 25, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  12. baldbof liked jnc's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Anyone who's in heritage rail for 'power' has seriously lost the plot before they've even got started. Being in a management role should be a burden, which one assumes as a form of donation, and thus willingly puts down. Noel

    Oct 25, 2020 at 2:36 PM
  13. baldbof liked 35B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Oh dear. The general manager of a railway I’m a member of writing a paean of praise in support of someone under whose leadership the WSR has descended into utter acrimony, failed to operate in a year above all others that it needed to earn some...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 2:20 PM