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  1. malcolm imps attached a file to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    More info very soon Steve ok ;);)[ATTACH]

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  2. malcolm imps liked Steve Edge's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I believe most WSR Plc staff are still furloughed (at least until very recently). Bit of a showstopper. Steve

    Jul 16, 2020 at 2:13 PM
  3. malcolm imps liked nanstallon's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I think that we should stop accepting lame excuses. So many other railways have managed to re-open (although obviously taking necessary safety measures), that there is no sound reason why the WSR cannot do so. I took a ride on the Dartmouth...

    Jul 16, 2020 at 2:11 PM
  4. malcolm imps liked Steve Edge's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Thanks. I was unaware of that website. It does rather confirm that using the recent HLF grant to pay the wages of paid staff in the "PLC" may not be within the Trust's gift. On the other hand, if it is OK for a charity to pay the wages of an...

    Jul 16, 2020 at 2:10 PM
  5. malcolm imps liked Lineisclear's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    If I wanted to hide that I could easily have done so. I believe it's more important to stand up and be counted.

    Jul 15, 2020 at 7:06 PM
  6. malcolm imps liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Just wondering, before this thread goes off the rails again, whether it is wise for anyone to discuss what is essentially a personal matter between two parties over a private letter that a firm of solicitors has written to an individual.

    Jul 15, 2020 at 9:58 AM
  7. malcolm imps liked Robin Moira White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I always stay away from giving free legal advice in public. Not least because it pays poorly. Up thread, there is good advice about never saying anything on social media you would not want to be in court defending. I go a stage further. I...

    Jul 14, 2020 at 5:19 PM
  8. malcolm imps liked Barrie the Beer's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Rumours that 'The Hislop Report' will be front page news in the next edition of The Turntable are untrue.

    Jul 14, 2020 at 5:17 PM
  9. malcolm imps liked Sidmouth's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    and from bitter experience on my allotment after a healthy dose of rain the weeds soon sprout again . You have a lot of weed pulling to do

    Jul 14, 2020 at 5:13 PM
  10. malcolm imps liked Greenway's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    And I am sure the WSR knows that they have a bargain Tom. A pity they have to bite the hand that gives!!

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM
  11. malcolm imps liked Ian Monkton's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    If a weed killer train ran today, the weeds would gradually die off over a period of weeks, and would still be visible, albeit dead, for months to come. Hand weeding gives instant results, and is just as effective as spraying when the roots are...

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM
  12. malcolm imps liked Jamessquared's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    There seems to be something of a myth going round that 53808 is only needed for a few trains per year. According to Issue 1 of "Platform", it: 'ran very well during 2019 covering just under 9,000 faultless miles on the WSR' You don't do 9,000...

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:21 AM
  13. malcolm imps liked 35B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I find the juxtaposition of two things interesting. Firstly, we have the identified requirement to sort out the infrastructure of the WSR because track and structures/earthworks have been allowed to deteriorate through under investment over many...

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:19 AM
  14. malcolm imps liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Mm, I don't think we should let the knowledge that the chairman owns 3 red route locos cloud our views too much. Bear in mind that the WSR needs a lot of civil engineering work done anyway, it may well make sense to reinstate red route status at...

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:16 AM
  15. malcolm imps liked D1002's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Maybe of interest. My video from 8 years ago. Includes a couple of clips of 3850 in action. The West Somerset Steam Express, 34067 Tangmere, GWR 2-8-0 No. 3850, 21 July 2012. At least it’s on topic - ‘West Somerset Railway Operations’;). [MEDIA]

    Jul 14, 2020 at 9:13 AM