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  1. oliversbest liked DcB's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    The 4TC has taken 18 years since being brought from London Underground in 2003 to arrive at the Swanage station platform. Will give the 4TC group the chance to check and repair the carriages, plus the damage to the route indicator from vandalism...

    Jan 27, 2022 at 11:07 AM
  2. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    A great prop for a sci fi movie at the moment

    Jan 27, 2022 at 11:07 AM
  3. oliversbest replied to the thread Poole Park Railway.

    good news.be great to see it up and running again!

    Jan 26, 2022 at 9:14 PM
  4. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I believe the last news item on this definitely stated that the work would be carried out by contractors before the start of the running season. There are many supporters(especially those who have contributed to the Appeal) who would like to know...

    Jan 26, 2022 at 3:28 PM
  5. oliversbest liked torgormaig's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Is that before or after the Titanic train set is completed?:) Peter

    Jan 26, 2022 at 3:20 PM
  6. oliversbest liked lil Bear's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I quite like the thought of a low season weekend with 33/TC push-pull one service, and M7/Maunsell push-pull the other… what a lovely weekend that would be!

    Jan 26, 2022 at 3:20 PM
  7. oliversbest replied to the thread FR & WHR & WHHR News.

    OK. As a very infrequent visitor if you can supply a translation for "Where is the nearest decent Pub" you will have done a service to punters from beyond the principality

    Jan 26, 2022 at 3:15 PM
  8. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Nobody seems to want to answer the question? Has work re- commenced on the Hertston Carriage Shed project??

    Jan 26, 2022 at 3:01 PM
  9. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    .. If its not passed to run to Wareham its going to be a hard sell IMHO!

    Jan 25, 2022 at 6:10 PM
  10. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    by that logic perhaps the SR should up stakes and move elsewhere. If charters are a complete loss for the Railway then sell the turntable! You might want to put your question to long time SR chairman and then Mayor of Swanage Bill Trite The Town...

    Jan 25, 2022 at 6:01 PM
  11. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I am sure that you are aware that(whether currently or not) Swanage has Town officials closely linked to the Railway. One would imagine local businesses are not too concerned by the Railways operational problems but more with the bottom line in...

    Jan 25, 2022 at 3:57 PM
  12. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Charters were given as one of the reasons for Project Wareham so one would have thought SR which stands to make good use of these events would have made installation of a turntable able to accomodate these locomotives a priority

    Jan 25, 2022 at 3:01 PM
  13. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Perhaps we should rename The Purbecks as The Constraints. I do acknowledge that various Heritage Railways have certain local issues to deal with, The RVR not least has a group of landowners opposed to its connection to to the KESR. When some SR...

    Jan 25, 2022 at 2:44 PM
  14. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    You mean something like some allegedly English Football teams? The point i am trying to make is,that as a very long time SR supporter, some of these projects, for which donations have been canvassed and given do not seem to have moved on from...

    Jan 25, 2022 at 2:34 PM
  15. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Interesting that the water tank article dates from 2011! when one considers that this great piece of Victoriana from the 1860s. was restored both internally and externally some years ago yet SR cannot give even a projected date for its...

    Jan 25, 2022 at 2:17 PM