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  1. oliversbest liked M59137's post in the thread Project Wareham.

    You will without doubt be quite correct there. After being involved in one of the preserved lines who have operated some services over Network Rail metals, the overriding conclusion is that it has changed just about everything. It is not (as many...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 2:40 AM
  2. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    I am All for positivity. Negativity unfortunately is a by product of failed promises and ambitions. A lot of faith will be restored when work recommences on the Carriage Shed.....to be followed by....? And no, in my late 70s I do not want to be...

    Jun 25, 2022 at 2:26 PM
  3. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    One hopes that the Carriage Shed is not ,yet again,deferred. Car #14 has returned. SRC needs to accommodate such vehicles in the best way possible.

    Jun 25, 2022 at 12:06 PM
  4. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    You mean rot like the nearly 400 that signed the petition? I would much sooner have "cafe und kuchen" overlooking Swanage High street and in a great location then in a coal yard at Corfe. Just my( and 400 others) opinion of course

    Jun 25, 2022 at 12:00 PM
  5. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Why not lease the BNB? There must be enough punters who would pony up some cash to refurbish this facility and return it to its rightful spot. If the venture fails SR still owns the coach! And yes peeling carriage roofs ARE noticed just as rusty...

    Jun 25, 2022 at 12:40 AM
  6. oliversbest replied to the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    with the good news that Car 14 has returned the carriage shed project is all the more needed ASAP

    Jun 24, 2022 at 11:54 AM
  7. oliversbest liked 30854's post in the thread Project Wareham.

    I've used the chain ferry thrice and you'r dead right, when the weather's bad, so's the crossing. From personal experience of puce faces and steam escaping through various cranial orifices, I'd suggest many queuing drivers seeing the bus...

    Jun 22, 2022 at 9:59 PM
  8. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    The trials will be one of the big ongoing Railway Stories for 2023.!

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:36 PM
  9. oliversbest liked Big Al's post in the thread Project Wareham.

    Bearing in mind the thread title and having made the journey by road many times, Poole to Swanage via the Chain Ferry or via Wareham is no fun on a quiet day and a nightmare otherwise. Just think 'Corfe Castle' or 'Studland' and all becomes...

    Jun 22, 2022 at 3:30 PM
  10. oliversbest replied to the thread Somerset and Dorset Railway.

    Creekmoor Halt on a wet day. Definitely not in the Publicity Departments brochures. However Creekmoor is again in the news as the itinerant Poole Town football Club might find a home there!

    Jun 22, 2022 at 12:26 PM
  11. oliversbest replied to the thread Somerset and Dorset Railway.

    Jun 22, 2022 at 12:23 PM
  12. oliversbest replied to the thread Somerset and Dorset Railway.

    Thank you for publishing these Neil.some great memories of 60yrs ago!

    Jun 22, 2022 at 12:21 PM