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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

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

    Jun 30, 2022 at 5:53 PM
  6. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    News Now Rail 2022/06/29 Huge support for Rossendale to Manchester link (over ELR) shown in survey. note the paragraph stating that although the ELR opposes the project, interest has been shown by other HR in the process

    Jun 30, 2022 at 1:14 AM
  7. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    Not getting on the treadmill again but 2023 will be momentous 1. Carriage Shed built 2. Project Wareham trials Is it not a fact that HR numbers are dropping, mostly due to the grim reaper. Instead of being a negative is it not quite possible...

    Jun 27, 2022 at 4:32 PM
  8. oliversbest replied to the thread Project Wareham.

    Jun 27, 2022 at 11:56 AM
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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