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mdewell's Recent Activity

  1. mdewell liked M59137's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    This Saturday I saw the IOWSR in a way I had never before, from Ryde Tram No2 which was making one of its relatively early public passenger trips. Being a Railcar fan myself it is of course my new favourite item of operational IOW stock! I would...

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  2. mdewell liked MattA's post in the thread Avon Valley Railway Updates and Videos.

    AVR on Facebook: "Trains are now running back to Avon Riverside. Our engineering work is now fully complete and trains are back to running the full length of the line."

    Jun 27, 2022 at 9:16 AM
  3. mdewell liked Brockenman's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    He just won't let it go,the buffet coach is now at Corfe and in a prime position.Purchase your coffee etc sit down at one of the benches and enjoy the view and everything that's going on.The view is the Purbeck Hills and the passing railway scene...

    Jun 26, 2022 at 9:32 AM
  4. mdewell liked D1002's post in the thread Crich.

    Latest from the museum: "We're pleased to report more progress on the current work being undertaken by Pod-Trak to address the safety issues outside the tram depots. The new traction poles have been installed.These are called “masts” in modern...

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  5. mdewell liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Stainmore Railway Company (Kirkby Stephen East).

    Highways England have lost their request for retrospective planning permission, so having spent £124k filling the bridge in, are now faced with spending £431k to dig it all back out again …...

    Jun 25, 2022 at 2:32 PM
  6. mdewell liked goldfish's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    How many of them had it originally? Isn’t that the point here, that as well as a practical asset for the railway, it’s a restoration …? Simon

    Jun 22, 2022 at 8:13 AM
  7. mdewell liked Jonnie's post in the thread Spa Valley Railway - Latest News.

    Apologies for the lack of updates, it has been rather busy for me lately. Douglas is running alongside 31430 this weekend and after that 828 should be running for the majority of July. Class 31/4 31430 'Sister Dora' is currently our main...

    Jun 22, 2022 at 8:08 AM
  8. mdewell replied to the thread Rolling Stock For Sale.

    So who in the current economic climate is likely to be in the market for mk2 coaches? Or to put it another way, the problem with selling off the family silver during a depression is that you are unlikely to get a good price for it.

    Jun 21, 2022
  9. mdewell liked Pete Thornhill's post in the thread Battlefield line.

    Yes.

    Jun 21, 2022
  10. mdewell liked Azrall's post in the thread Steam loco hire availability?.

    I think you're probably right. I don't like to blow my own trumpet, but myself and the small team I have working to re-build a somewhat poor reputation has been working. I'm biased, sure - but we do a bloody good job when it comes down to it.

    Jun 21, 2022
  11. mdewell replied to the thread Battlefield line.

    Peckett No.2012? http://www.heritage-railways.com/locosdb/locosdb2.php?RefNo=228

    Jun 21, 2022