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  1. johnofwessex replied to the thread Kent & East Sussex Railway.

    I remember turning up at Swanage on nearly September weekend when they had theN2 sadly not in steam as I was told that after a lot of track work the previous winter they not keen to pay any more in steaming fees than they had to. similar...

    Dec 4, 2022 at 5:22 PM
  2. johnofwessex liked The Green Howards's post in the thread Mangapps under threat - request for support.

    Unfortunately, "affordable" seems to translate to "add to BTL/AirBnB portfolio". And there are firms of lawyers out there whose sole function is to find loopholes to exploit so that the affordable housing doesn't get built.

    Dec 4, 2022 at 1:48 PM
  3. johnofwessex replied to the thread Ukraine ?.

    I suspect that the way a diesel loco is 'set up' in terms of rating/cooling/how the electrics works etc probably isnt ideal for the sort of 'steady state' work that a 'generator set' is optimised for

    Dec 3, 2022 at 1:22 PM
  4. johnofwessex liked richards's post in the thread Loco 76017.

    Heritage railways are strange organisations. Staffed by volunteers (including the managers) who may have strong views, personal agendas and preferences, busy lives and other paid jobs. Their major assets (locos) are often owned by external...

    Dec 3, 2022 at 1:17 PM