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  1. Forestpines liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Perhaps the form is not so important but the governing culture of the railway? You can have all these different forms and they work because there is a positive culture. No one is looking over their shoulder worrying that they might be turfed out....

    Oct 27, 2020 at 10:31 AM
  2. Forestpines liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Wow, so my ID Card removal without even being informed, being called mentally unstable (along with a number of other verbal insults), being defamed to all of my colleagues on the WSR and branded a trouble maker, being told the ORR forced the PLC...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 12:51 PM
  3. Forestpines liked Andy Williams's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    The final statement in your post cannot go without comment. At the SVR, BR Mk 1 coaches account for a lot less than half the passenger stock available for traffic. In the normal course of events there are 2 x BR Mk 1 sets, 1 x LMS set, 1x LNER...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 12:44 PM
  4. Forestpines liked D1039's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Also on the SVR, the LNER Carriage Group has transferred all its vehicles to the SVR Charitable Trust and operates as a department of the CT, maintaining its own identity and fundraising with amounts raised held by the CT as reserved funds. The...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 12:43 PM
  5. Forestpines 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 26, 2020 at 6:51 AM
  6. Forestpines liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    One thing strikes me looking at the various arguments for Plan PLC and Plan Rebel Alliance (I really must come up with more neutral words). The debate about the practicalities and ease are being talked about in subjective terms only with very...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 3:37 PM
  7. Forestpines 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 3:36 PM
  8. Forestpines liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    The irony meter is exploding with this effort. And your own plan? Is it going to be put the members of the various organisations for approval? Your argument boils down to 'my mates, the three chairmen agree with me, so you proles should suck...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 1:23 PM
  9. Forestpines replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Indeed-and one thing pointed out previously a few times on this thread is that the various supporting factions are always eager to dive into legalistic arguments about point 2, whilst ignoring that point 1 was deeply unethical to start with....

    Oct 25, 2020 at 1:08 PM
  10. Forestpines liked richards's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    So the information *is* available to people but they have to individually request it from you personally. I've heard there are inventions called the "printing press" and the "internet" which allow the publishing of information to large groups of...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 9:05 AM
  11. Forestpines liked Bayard's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Unfortunately for the 10 candidates, it appears that you, and presumably others, have been taken in by the trustees' major propaganda coup on this. The Trustees' who resigned did so before @Barrie the Beer issued his letter and, although they...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 9:04 AM
  12. Forestpines liked Platform 3's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    As a solicitor with both a charity law and data protection background this thread makes my head hurt. If I had to comment on each issue or inaccurate statement written I would be here all night. Sent from my SM-G770F using Tapatalk

    Oct 25, 2020 at 6:23 AM
  13. Forestpines liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    My head hurts.

    Oct 25, 2020 at 6:22 AM
  14. Forestpines liked your post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I'm sorry it has taken me so long to compile the above response. I have been out most of the day and had no idea of the firestorm building. I really did think this matter should have remained between myself and the current trustee group.

    Oct 25, 2020 at 6:22 AM
  15. Forestpines liked ross's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    In the light of the statements by WSSRT Trustees, and Barrie Childs, I apologise for my comments. I was misled. It would appear that the threat of involving the police was not only justified, but necessary under the circumstances.

    Oct 25, 2020 at 6:22 AM