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  1. nanstallon replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    ... and one which the IoWSR meets very successfully.

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:32 PM
  2. nanstallon liked paulhitch's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    Thank you gentlemen for showing your understanding of what a modern visitor attraction has to attempt to do. This includes things to interest all ages and levels of interest. Having had an involvement in a revamp of the museum information...

    Sep 22, 2019 at 11:32 PM
  3. nanstallon replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    The Vectis bus network is brilliant, and frankly I see no point in paying the rather hefty fares that Wightlink levy for taking cars to the island. My friend and I left the car at Lymington, and got from Yarmouth to our hotel at Shanklin by...

    Sep 22, 2019 at 4:54 PM
  4. nanstallon liked paulhitch's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    The services are more frequent, with (much}newer vehicles. These are smoother riding with air suspension and are quieter. The railway suffers badly from rail corrugation which adds to the already considerable racket from the gearing. Hopefully,...

    Sep 22, 2019 at 4:44 PM
  5. nanstallon liked andrewtoplis's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    I volunteer there as a steam driver, but stress this is a personal opinion and I was not involved with any extension projects. The terriers would be ok for water to put an additional mile or so on the journey. They have about a 25/30% left in...

    Sep 22, 2019 at 4:42 PM
  6. nanstallon replied to the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    Perhaps the nearest the island will ever get to a Drewry is the existing D2059 shunter, which was put to work on the timetabled service last Wednesday after the failure of 41298 on the first train out of Smallbrook Junction. This being 'The...

    Sep 22, 2019 at 4:40 PM
  7. nanstallon replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    A pity that the ASG conflicts with Ffestiniog Victorian weekend, so I went to WSR yesterday. D9526 was a treat on the 11.00 from BL. The crew kept inspecting the innards whenever we stopped, which concerned me, but all seemed to be well. Then...

    Sep 22, 2019 at 9:02 AM