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  1. ghost liked mdewell's post in the thread Is this the future?.

    There has always been a fair amount of collaborating amd sharing going on, perhaps more on an informal rather than formal basis, but . . . Merging would be a different ball game. Apart from anything else, shared management of two lines is...

    Jan 28, 2023 at 9:10 AM
  2. ghost liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Mountsorrel Heritage Centre.

    There has been more progress on the Lift Bridge. It looks as though the deck, with it's white side timbers, has been made and the corner posts are waiting to be erected.[ATTACH]

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  3. ghost liked Mrcow's post in the thread Current and future WHR Fairlie replicas, Gowrie, Moel Tryfan, etc..

    The latest update, and a really good one at that!

    Jan 28, 2023 at 12:01 AM
  4. ghost liked Mrcow's post in the thread Current and future WHR Fairlie replicas, Gowrie, Moel Tryfan, etc..

    https://www.gowrielocomotivetrust.com/2023-january-update?fbclid=IwAR0mVfw1-9YHAHtAJbgOqM_-2dizJ9HG6ctMQvqnyA5iJSNqGHn2K6A5xIU

    Jan 28, 2023 at 12:01 AM
  5. ghost liked marshall5's post in the thread Isle Of Man Steam Railway.

    I'm not aware of any photographs but the locos were shipped in a semi-dismantled state (after being steam tested at Gorton) as, in 1873, there was no crane in Douglas capable of lifting a complete loco. The parts were taken to the IMR workshops...

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  6. ghost liked Matt78's post in the thread The Gwili Railway thread.

    Some better news to follow over the next week on a few fronts.

    Jan 26, 2023 at 10:19 PM
  7. ghost liked StoneRoad's post in the thread Isle Of Man Steam Railway.

    Long time no post [ I've been busy ! - you'll probably soon find out on what ...] So, I wonder where F37 is ? {cackles and rubs hands together}

    Jan 26, 2023 at 9:53 PM
  8. ghost liked Steve's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    Conversely, those railways that rely on volunteers and don't have to pay staff aren't faced with the problem of high wage bills and redundancies. The Middleton Railway is only a small organisation but is sitting well placed to weather the storm...

    Jan 26, 2023 at 4:14 PM
  9. ghost liked Lineisclear's post in the thread GWSR General Discussion and Operations.

    If heritage railways are not considered by the Dft to be sufficiently robust financially to take on responsibility for bridges it's difficult to understand why any local authority would accept the risk instead ( especially in the current...

    Jan 26, 2023 at 4:07 PM
  10. ghost liked D7076's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    They already have 75069…it doesn’t say a visiting BR standard ..rather than all your usual clueless guesswork why not just stay quiet and await what is announced ?

    Jan 25, 2023 at 7:43 AM
  11. ghost liked RA & FC's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Some rather large progress today. The assembly of the canopy at Corwen station has begun. Facebook page link below....

    Jan 24, 2023 at 9:44 PM
  12. ghost liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 35028 Clan Line.

    There’s one in the NRM, and it is nice and accessible so you can easily assess the condition of the interior before making an offer! ;) Tom

    Jan 24, 2023 at 2:54 PM
  13. ghost liked Matt37401's post in the thread 35028 Clan Line.

    That’s in an ideal world though Martin, doesn’t matter if it’s on a heritage line or the mainline, what happens if something like what happens to 7802 at the WSR a few years ago and it then needs a new cylinder block despite not long having an...

    Jan 24, 2023 at 2:43 PM
  14. ghost liked Jamessquared's post in the thread 35028 Clan Line.

    Martin - if even an organisation like the MNLPS has to have a fund raising effort independent of their normal running fees to keep one loco going, how do you expect having two will do anything other than make that funding gap twice as large? Tom

    Jan 24, 2023 at 2:42 PM
  15. ghost liked D7076's post in the thread 35028 Clan Line.

    Because as is well known buying the loco is the expensive part ,overhauling it ,manufacturing missing parts and maintaining it is the cheap part ….so if the owner of the remains of 350xx would kindly donate their basket case to MNLPS whose army...

    Jan 24, 2023 at 2:41 PM