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  1. daveb liked oldmrheath's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I believe the heritage railway movement is so interlinked that even the latter example you mention probably in some way touches on the West Somerset no matter tenuous that might appear. Examples might include supporting a railway or locomotive...

    Jul 14, 2019 at 11:11 AM
  2. daveb liked Forestpines's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I have to say, I don't really understand why anybody would hold such a divisive and closed-minded opinion. The world is not divided into WSR Supporters and The Rest Of The Universe. I like trains. That doesn't mean I have to visit, donate...

    Jul 14, 2019 at 11:11 AM
  3. daveb liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    That view does rather preclude those who might be potential donors, volunteers or visitors; as well as those who may have done those things in the past and, after a break, are considering a return. The issues facing the WSR - tough finances,...

    Jul 14, 2019 at 11:10 AM
  4. daveb liked bob.meanley's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    So Julian - no reply to my previous comments on your somewhat misguided post above. What is more you don't appear to have posted any further comment about the fact that, despite your comments above, the loco - and tender - were completed and...

    Jul 12, 2019 at 4:01 PM
  5. daveb liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I think that's the wrong comparison. On a bus, pretty well everyone is using it essentially to go from A to B; a utility service that is a means to an end. For a heritage railway, the journey is for many people the end in itself, and (unlike the...

    Jul 12, 2019 at 1:31 PM
  6. daveb liked 45076's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Today on SR Facebook. Swanage Railway 16 hrs · SPRING TIME IVATT COMES FOR SUMMER! Summer comes soonest in the South - and thanks to our friends at the LSLG and the Great Central Railway LMS-designed Ivatt ‘46521’ will be heading back to...

    Jul 12, 2019 at 1:27 PM