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  1. Miff liked jnc's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Alas, I suspect a lot of people in Somerset are not similarly minded - and happy to say so. Perhaps. One can only reckon that those who are organizing it (who may well have had the same perception [as you] before setting out on their action)...

    Sep 27, 2020 at 1:47 PM
  2. Miff liked Steve's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    John is entitled to an opinion, just like you are. He has prepared a report based on information provided to him by the various parties and has reached various conclusions and recommendations. Isn't that what was his remit but it seems that, if...

    Sep 27, 2020 at 1:31 PM
  3. Miff liked 60044's post in the thread Collection X.

    We also live today in an impatient society. In the past it must have been commonplace for the wealthy to embark on projects that they would have known would not be completed in their lifetime, much less so nowadays, I think. Peter Rampton was...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 9:20 PM
  4. Miff liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread Collection X.

    I am sure that everyone would rather they were restored or available on display, but if not then secure and conserved is surely better than stuck in a linear scrapyard or worse scrapped. I don't think it would be fair to accuse Peter Rampton of...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 9:07 PM
  5. Miff replied to the thread Collection X.

    :) Hoping we'll both live (or if not, our children) to see the opening day at Aberystwyth.

    Sep 23, 2020 at 7:55 PM
  6. Miff liked ragl's post in the thread Collection X.

    Here what you are saying Miff, but I can indeed envisage that wonderful reveal behind the obligatory fence to hold back the crowd of 1 person, oh go on then, 2 persons. I look around and we - as in those of the railway enthusiast generation -...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 7:53 PM
  7. Miff liked meeee's post in the thread Snowdon Mountain Railway.

    I'm grateful that there is still steam on the mountain but the situation still seems quite precarious to me. 3 locos in service, one stopped with some undisclosed expensive problem, and a pile of worn out bits in a warehouse. If major investment...

    Sep 23, 2020 at 12:09 PM
  8. Miff liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread Snowdon Mountain Railway.

    In the dry, secure and in one piece is better than being in pieces, insecure and out in the open no?

    Sep 22, 2020 at 4:24 PM
  9. Miff replied to the thread Collection X.

    I know you have your cynical hat on :) but do you really think they might as well have been scrapped? These locos were saved for a good reason and someday there will be a wonderful reveal to, perhaps not you or me, but some of us someday.

    Sep 22, 2020 at 4:22 PM
  10. Miff liked RailWest's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Lineisclear wrote "...as the Trust has announced, it has concluded that its public benefit objects can best be achieved elsewhere..." As a former Trustee and member for several decades, I am saddened that this situation has arisen. However it...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 9:42 PM
  11. Miff liked Lineisclear's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    @Monkey Magic - It may surprise you that I agree! There are other ways of doing things and I explained that in my report. You need to see that report in context. I was asked to facilitate discussions between the PLC and the S and DRT . Not...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 9:40 PM
  12. Miff liked johnofwessex's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Well, perhaps her opponents might take the hint then..................... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/17/gender-fluid-engineer-wins-landmark-uk-discrimination-case Quite an important case I gather

    Sep 21, 2020 at 9:35 PM
  13. Miff liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Where I think there is a good lesson from the Ffestiniog it is that in the past they made a mistake with their choice of GM/Chief Executive, however, they were able to get rid of him relatively quickly and set about repairing the damage he had...

    Sep 21, 2020 at 9:30 PM
  14. Miff replied to the thread Snowdon Mountain Railway.

    What happened to the coaches withdrawn in recent years?

    Sep 21, 2020 at 5:46 PM
  15. Miff liked andrewshimmin's post in the thread Snowdon Mountain Railway.

    Well, I certainly hope you manage the first, at least! And I suspect the ancient steam locos of the SMR and similar will long outlast their dreary "replacements". Sent from my Pixel 3a using Tapatalk

    Sep 20, 2020