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  1. free2grice replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I asked the candidates a question at the weekend and was very impressed with their prompt response. Well done to them. <BJ>

    Oct 28, 2020 at 8:23 PM
  2. free2grice liked jma1009's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I have a few thoughts for late this evening. The WSSRT was/is always a bit of a niche player in the overall WSR. It hasn't really contributed that much to the WSR. I have always been of the view that the SDRT at Washford accomplished far more...

    Oct 28, 2020 at 9:09 AM
  3. free2grice liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Now I am really confused. So you are saying that the WSSRT is fearful of what might happen to existing leases should the charity merge or dissolve. These leases would end - fair enough, if that's what the terms of the leases say - but the plc...

    Oct 27, 2020 at 2:51 PM
  4. free2grice liked John Palmer's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Chris, I respect your decision to confine yourself to formal communication channels although it is one which, in the circumstances, I regret. For my part I have not found the contributions to this forum unduly toxic. The majority of posters seem...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 9:12 PM
  5. free2grice 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 1:02 PM
  6. free2grice liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    And the Ffestiniog Heritage Group would no doubt disagree with you, or what about the IOWSR or Bluebell or NNR and the role of the M&GN? All with elite restorations of projects that would often be looked at as bottom of the pile. The form...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 8:36 AM
  7. free2grice liked AlexGWR1994's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    [MEDIA] My footage of 45596 Bahamas today hauling her last public runs before returning up north in early November. This video features some lovely sunshine, a gorgeous sunset and even a rainbow. Enjoy.

    Oct 25, 2020 at 8:58 PM
  8. free2grice liked 60044's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Lineisclear wrote: I can't help but observe that there's more than a whiff of hypocrisy about it. It's argued that the WSSRT 's continued independence would detract from the WSR's overall position so that needs to be sacrificed for the greater...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 5:30 PM
  9. free2grice liked RailWest's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    With respect, I suggest that you are comparing chalk and cheese here. The WSSRT, as its full name implies, is a charity targeted specifically at the WSR itself and therefore may well IMHO be seen as a legitimate candidate to be part of a large...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 5:28 PM
  10. free2grice liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I disagree with most of your long post, and I'm not going to complain about all your waffle about what trustees can and cannot do and and excuses about the CC again, but this paragraph particularly stuck out. If you don't understand why the two...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 5:26 PM
  11. free2grice liked bristolian's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I'm sure that the 'opposite of a Peaceful Somerset' was already in place, and that the '10' were trying to remedy that...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 5:24 PM
  12. free2grice liked The Dainton Banker's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    You overlook the democratic processes involved: Firstly, the challenging group have to persuade the members of the Trust to elect a sufficient number of them to the Trust Board to enable them to influence Trust policies. Secondly, if that occurs,...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 5:19 PM
  13. free2grice liked richards's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    My comment wasn't a joke, but a sarcastic suggestion. You're original post referred to NatPres as "not really a sensible vehicle for PR". If you want to rely on your own newsletter for communications, then perhaps you're missing various tricks...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 5:07 PM
  14. free2grice liked Trident63's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Looking at it from the outside (and the continual "The Sun" like headlines and two+ pages of copy which the WSR seems to generate usefully for the steam press and media every month), as I've said niether side comes out of this with any glory, or...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 8:01 AM
  15. free2grice liked WSSRTcandidates's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    You will be aware that every single item of bad press in recent weeks has either been generated by the management of the WSSRT or the management of the PLC. We, as candidates, have had to respond to this bad press as best we could in order to put...

    Oct 24, 2020 at 1:46 PM