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  1. martin1656 replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    It depends on what the SLL see as the loco's future, and how it can be done, in a way that attracts more shareholders and donations, The biggest cost is the extra equipment, and the paperwork, inspections etc, but the actual cost of overhauling...

    Nov 28, 2022 at 6:28 PM
  2. martin1656 replied to the thread Loco 76017.

    I would imagine that would be the end destination, unless the plan is to fit the mainline equipment at Southall, give her a l/e test run, followed by a loaded test on a circuit and keep her at Southall, give her some tours, to earn some money,...

    Nov 26, 2022 at 6:23 PM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread RTC Sussex Belle - 24/11/22.

    LSL ran a trip recently and it must have fitted through Ore Tunnel without issue, because it ran from Hastings to Ashford and nothing was knocked off, I did hear say, a few years ago, it was more to do with a weak bridge, I'm assuming that was...

    Nov 25, 2022 at 3:00 PM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread RTC Sussex Belle - 24/11/22.

    Is there any operational reasons why we don't get more main line steam charters down in Sussex, so far apart from one run with Braunton, and the black five with, the Sussex belle, thats the only time we seem to get any steam, i can't think why...

    Nov 25, 2022 at 12:43 PM
  5. martin1656 liked John2's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The priority is to remain solvent and not to go into administration. That’s how close to the edge many heritage railways are.

    Nov 23, 2022 at 9:07 AM