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  1. Matt78 liked ilvaporista's post in the thread Oswestry Update.

    A wet Thursday slowed things down a bit. The focus was on getting ready for the working week which starts on Monday. Look at the station now and then look back to one year ago. http://ilvaporista.blogspot.com The station is a credit to all who...

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  2. Matt78 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    those that were created before 2011 didn’t have much choice and yes that is the impression I sometimes get as well!

    Oct 29, 2020 at 7:32 PM
  3. Matt78 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    since the Charities Act 2011 “advancement of heritage” is a charitable object. So it doesn’t need to be educational.

    Oct 29, 2020 at 7:03 PM
  4. Matt78 liked Big Al's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    @FrankC. I wouldn't wish to comment on what has been done. What you describe is clearly of merit. Neither do I have a view about the pace of change. You do what you can with the resources you have, both financial and human. What depresses me is...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 7:57 PM
  5. Matt78 liked Sidmouth's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Wearing my mods hat . We are very fortunate @Lineisclear has joined the group and continues to engage with us , at times when confronted with some outright hostility . Hostility deemed so cold it has deterred another recent contributor and made...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 4:44 PM
  6. Matt78 liked toplight's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

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    Oct 26, 2020 at 1:45 PM
  7. Matt78 liked D1039's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Also on the SVR, the LNER Carriage Group has transferred all its vehicles to the SVR Charitable Trust and operates as a department of the CT, maintaining its own identity and fundraising with amounts raised held by the CT as reserved funds. The...

    Oct 26, 2020 at 9:11 AM
  8. Matt78 liked Premier.Prairie's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Nice to see a little bit of wsr discussion get around to vintage carriages. Yes, there are a few of us trying our hardest to supply some variation over the 'bulk standard' Mk1s which we firmly believe will give added value and interest to the...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 9:25 PM
  9. Matt78 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    well possibly. The principle is easy enough; a charity which owns the infrastructure (with Plc subsidiary) and a separate charity/organisation providing rolling stock. This is present elsewhere, as noted above. Whether it’s too complex for the...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 7:24 PM
  10. Matt78 replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I think I’m right in saying that the “new” charity owning the Plc as a subsidiary would have 2 main purposes - 1. to own the freehold 2. to allow gift aid to be claimed on ticket sales. any other benefits (eg rail renewal fund) are currently...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 6:24 PM
  11. Matt78 replied to the thread Owning a four wheeler.

    We’ve got a similar dilemma. We have an 0-4-0ST under restoration. It was a very faithful servant to the railway until the boiler ticket ran out 10 years ago. During that time our railway has extended from 2.5 to 4 miles. There is some debate...

    Oct 25, 2020 at 9:17 AM