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  1. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    Ok, 7017. (They all look the same to me). I don't mind so much if a steam failure necessitates a thunderbird sub but including a diesel in the billed lineup , taken with mentions on the operations thread of "mixed traffic galas", points to a...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 10:18 PM
  2. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    Another insult. I am not "going off on one" merely expressing an opinion, to which I am entitled. Just because you disagree doesn't warrant insults. For your information I will attend all 4 days and at the last ASG, when 7018 ran, I photographed it.

    Aug 20, 2019 at 9:49 PM
  3. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    Ah, insults, the refuge of the loser.

    Aug 20, 2019 at 9:00 PM
  4. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    Ah, I see your argument. It's a bit like giving a stew including 14% of meat in it to a vegetarian - he would eat it if hungry enough. Why is wanting a steam gala to be all steam giving Newportonians a bad name? If I bought 7 cups of tea but...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 7:28 PM
  5. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    I would suggest not getting into a position where more than one thunderbird diesel is needed, ie, having a diesel as a reserve but not as a starter. The odd one out in the above list is 7018. It is a diesel at a STEAM gala.

    Aug 20, 2019 at 4:47 PM
  6. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    What happens when a steam loco fails? Sub with a diesel and voila, a mixed traffic gala. NO THANKS.

    Aug 20, 2019 at 4:07 PM
  7. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    Steam ran one round trip on the Thursday and one on the Sunday. The difference is that Joe Public turning up at a steam railway and finding only diesels would not travel and revenue would be lost. The fact is that Joe Public does not share your...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 3:58 PM
  8. Colin Allcars replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    What's not to like? A diesel at a steam gala.

    Aug 20, 2019 at 1:44 PM
  9. Colin Allcars liked bob.meanley's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Robin. No such luck. They would just select another unfortunate recipient for their expert knowledge and advice. But miracles do happen, and they might be so lost with nothing to do that they might go off and actually help to manage a railway...

    Aug 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  10. Colin Allcars liked bob.meanley's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    At last. The real West Somerset, not the Nat Pres version of it?

    Aug 18, 2019 at 5:00 PM