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

    Yup;check out the silliness on the latest posting on "change.org' dated May 29/2022 where the correspondent writes that the BNB has been shunted into an eminently forgettable spot" Silliness? Do you think that the cost of erecting the carriage...

    Jul 6, 2022 at 12:16 PM
  2. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Well, practically? Carriage Shed has been postponed a couple of times even though foundations are in! (subscribed to appeal) water tank? remember all the fuss about that and how it would save us 20,000pa(subscribed to appeal) Carriage roofs.?...

    Jul 6, 2022 at 10:43 AM
  3. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    "he who hath eyes to see, let him see." Used to be a time when tidy trains ran on the SR. My point is, as the trials go ahead, do we want,hopefully fresh and impressionable punters, gazing out at stuff and dereliction as they approach the...

    Jul 5, 2022 at 4:18 PM
  4. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Image #4 ,yours I believe, wherever it is needs to be tidied up before the punters start rolling through. I know its not peculiar to SRC ,There was an image of a Signal Box on here yesterday absolutely surrounded with "stuff" just seemingly cast...

    Jul 5, 2022 at 2:30 PM
  5. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    It has been discussed before but looking at the images from yesterday the area near Woodpecker sidings would benefit from a cool independent appraisal

    Jul 5, 2022 at 12:58 PM
  6. oliversbest replied to the thread Poole Park Railway.

    With the amount of railway expertise(??) on display on this site and straight in as supervisors?should not be a problem!!!!

    Jul 4, 2022 at 2:40 PM
  7. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    The Trials are written in Purbeck Stone agreed to by the SRC and DC. and scheduled for 2023 Lots of other appeals and projects to be actioned before narrow gauge railways one would hope

    Jul 4, 2022 at 12:15 PM
  8. oliversbest liked Cuckoo Line's post in the thread Project Wareham.

    Getting the right visitor experience is going to be the key not reinstating services that at best will be marginal. Some of the heritage railways seem to have realised that whilst others seem to think they can just carry on as before.

    Jul 1, 2022 at 11:14 PM
  9. oliversbest liked 35B's post in the thread Project Wareham.

    Journalism has declined; even highly reputable publications are more than capable of just regurgitating a press release - which is all that either of the two stories you've linked to did. As for "eminent domain", the equivalent here is...

    Jul 1, 2022 at 11:13 PM
  10. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    BBC. The arbiter of broadcasting truth in the UK???? used to be! Class 197 TFW is being assembled in Wales. Good for them because its jobs that count in the 21st century and, according to the handout these units are going to be deployed on many...

    Jul 1, 2022 at 6:39 PM
  11. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    Same source BBC reports huge numbers in favour of restoring Rossendale to Manchester Rail Link Bring on the 2023 Rainhill(oops Wareham!!) trials

    Jul 1, 2022 at 3:17 PM
  12. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    Remember Howard Hughes famous line? "Its the way of the Future"

    Jun 30, 2022