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  1. bluetrain liked torgormaig's post in the thread R766.

    The 70 post war NBL built R Class Hudsons together with the 60 VF built J Class 2-8-0s were all built to be gauge convertable, but as R766 has shown this was a far from straightforward process, having taken the best part of 15 years to complete....

    71-10-2 R766 Bendigo.jpg 93-4-13 17 R766 Wangaretta.jpg 93-4-11 8 Donnybrook Loop copy.jpg Jul 29, 2021 at 11:26 PM
  2. bluetrain liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread GWSR General Discussion and Operations.

    That has never been the issue really as far as I can see. It's not the first time RPL have tried to offload responsibility of that land to us as far as I'm aware. They don't want it. The issues have always been whether we actually want to go to...

    Jul 29, 2021 at 9:36 PM
  3. bluetrain replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I believe that the WSRA currently has ring-fenced funds for locomotives, carriages and track renewal, where donations may attract gift aid. It seems wiser to donate to one of these funds than to the PLC appeal, whose purposes are vague and which...

    Jul 29, 2021 at 10:43 AM
  4. bluetrain liked Robin Moira White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Charitable status might help as well.

    Jul 29, 2021 at 10:39 AM
  5. bluetrain liked 45669's post in the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    Evening All, The return journey on the 'Woodland Wanderer' from Tanybwlch to Porthmadog is now on YouTube. It starts with my first sighting of the recently restored 'Large England' WELSH PONY: [MEDIA] Hope you like it. TTFN, Ron.

    Jul 28, 2021 at 3:27 PM
  6. bluetrain replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Having launched its million pound "Emergency SOS Survival Fund Appeal", one might expect the WSR to be acting to create the best impression and maximize goodwill from potential donors. Instead of that, some of the WSR's leaders seem to be going...

    Jul 24, 2021 at 9:27 PM
  7. bluetrain liked aldfort's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    The law on matters relating to volunteers and the court of public opinion are two entirely different things. Other much larger charities in the UK who seem to have forgotton that they are membership organisations and have objects and articles...

    Jul 24, 2021 at 2:54 PM