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joe_issitt's Recent Activity

  1. joe_issitt liked Fish Plate's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    By the sounds of it, supporting volunteers who are being arbitrarily dismissed from service without appeal would be a pretty good starting point.

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:52 PM
  2. joe_issitt liked simon's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I've always been interested in the WSR since I visited back in 1976. Some of my photos from then are on Steve's website. I've also visited it since then. However, comments like yours put me off putting my hand in my pocket to donate and my...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:51 PM
  3. joe_issitt 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 19, 2019 at 11:47 PM
  4. joe_issitt liked ghost's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Could be because that person is a railway enthusiast who lives a long distance from Minehead and is contributing to/volunteering for other railways? Doesn't stop that person being interested in the WSR and maybe contributing/visiting/volunteering...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:47 PM
  5. joe_issitt liked Greenway's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Your post, sadly, reflects much of the insularity that is reflected in many WSR supporters posts. This is National Preservation and most here are interested in all aspects of preservation and heritage - not just railways, although railways do...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:47 PM
  6. joe_issitt liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    As somebody who loves the WSR it’s sad to sit on the side lines and see the current situation developing. Paid staff and volunteers being ‘sacked’ without recourse because they don’t agree with ‘the management’ and now customers being sacked and...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:44 PM
  7. joe_issitt liked Jamie Glover's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Mr. Meanley, I have probably been employed in the rail industry for as many years as you have. After a brief time spent with BR, which mainly involved route dismantlement, I moved on to central Asia and an environment which has ever since...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:42 PM
  8. joe_issitt liked 35B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Not just that, but @Jamie Glover also points towards another key point - that the way to draw interest is to draw people in, not close the door on them. The excellent blog on 9351 (have I got the digits the right way round;)) is a start, but no...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:39 PM
  9. joe_issitt liked 61624's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    ....... and this neatly encapsulates why many people outside the inner WSR circle probably will ignore the likely stream of appeals that will emanate from Minehead, led by the track appeal. You need to learn to be open and polite to people...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:38 PM
  10. joe_issitt replied to the thread North Norfolk Railway General Discussion.

    I’d assume B12 as that was running today... I’ll try and find out what’s planned....

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:36 PM
  11. joe_issitt liked jnc's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I'm going to have to disagree with your negative reaction to the discussion here. It's true that at least one poster thought the operators were to blame (I forget whether they thought primarily, or just in part, and it's not worth checking), but...

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:29 PM
  12. joe_issitt replied to the thread North Norfolk Railway General Discussion.

    No, not anymore. Unfortunately it was never accurate. When were you looking for?

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:18 PM
  13. joe_issitt liked Thompson1706's post in the thread Llangollen Railway.

    Who told you that load of c**p ? 5199 was running today & will be over the weekend . 6430 will join it next week . 3802 loco is o.k. but tender tyres need turning. Please get your facts right before putting false information on the forum. Bob.

    Jul 19, 2019 at 12:43 PM
  14. joe_issitt liked Hicks19862's post in the thread 70013.

    Personally I'm just happy it will be running, whether on a heritage line or main line.

    Jul 15, 2019 at 11:38 AM