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  1. RailWest liked Old Kent Biker's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Following a second offer from another potential buyer, the station was taken off the market and shown as "SSTC" on the Stags website. The fundraising was subsequently halted, but I notice today that SSTC has disappeared from the sale page at...

    Jul 3, 2020 at 6:56 PM
  2. RailWest liked nanstallon's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The Bailey report should not be seen as a legal decision on the lease. Remember that the S&DRT were not consulted on the choice of who would prepare the report, and I suspect he is a 'home town jury'. I hope that the S&DRT will rely on the...

    Jul 3, 2020 at 4:52 PM
  3. RailWest liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I agree, to add a bit more to the puzzle taking into account @jma1009 (Julian’s) comments as well. Firstly a caveat, this is based on a supposition based on information not in the public domain and purely based on a theoretical situation which...

    Jul 3, 2020 at 4:51 PM
  4. RailWest liked nanstallon's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I think that we all need the opinion of a property law specialist. I retired too long ago to stick my hand up, but if you have a business tenancy you do have a lot of protection. The S&DRT have, I understand, been taking legal advice, and in...

    Jul 3, 2020 at 4:49 PM
  5. RailWest liked jma1009's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    John Bailey made a complete hash of it in his report, and Michael Rowe has done the same. I don't see any requirement whereby Ian Coleby, as the then WSR PLC Chairman could not give the SDRT a new lease for 50 years in 2018 starting this April;...

    Jul 3, 2020 at 4:46 PM
  6. RailWest liked SebWelsh's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Internally the vehicle is rather tired. The seats need reupholstering, there is mould starting to grow on one of the internal walls and last time I was Guard in it one of the leather window straps split when trying to raise the window (I didn't...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 6:54 PM
  7. RailWest replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    >>>Blue Anchor Museum premises look a similar size to Washford station... If you consider the totality of the Washford station building + the old signal-box, then I would suggest that BARM is only about 1/2 the size.

    Jul 2, 2020 at 6:35 PM
  8. RailWest liked nanstallon's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Even if the rent for Washford were low, it had been freely negotiated for the 50 year lease, so as long as S&DRT paid it, the WSR regretting its earlier deal does not justifying booting the tenant out.

    Jul 2, 2020 at 6:33 PM
  9. RailWest replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I'm a little confused now by these recent appeals. Having established that the "Taunton Inspector's Saloon" is actually what previously seems to have been known usually as the "Hawksworth saloon" - and there was me thinking we'd acquired yet...

    Jul 2, 2020 at 5:01 PM
  10. RailWest attached a file to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Why does this come to mind ? :-)

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  11. RailWest liked RichardBrum's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I'll make some general points as a sort of rounding up, & try to link them in to the WSR. Organisations that are dependant upon the public & volunteers should not only be doing their best to do the right thing, they should also be showing that...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 1:01 PM
  12. RailWest liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Mel Seeing it was me who made the 'kicked into the long grass' comment I should respond. Thank you for taking the time to comment here with your views it is welcome and nice to see somebody taking some accountability (noting as you say not as an...

    Jul 1, 2020 at 8:54 AM
  13. RailWest liked Mel Hillman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Before we all go off on more tangents, can I make some clarifications about PDG? 1) The draft minutes are now with the groups for discussion. 2) The intention is for the agreed version to be made public via the previous channels as soon as...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 9:03 PM
  14. RailWest replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Maybe, but it would need to be clarified up front, given the debacle over the applicability (or not) of the HR policies.

    Jun 30, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  15. RailWest liked Barrie the Beer's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    That's because Steve is (only) representing WSSRT at PDG. Justin has the plc brief. We have no choice but to trust our assigned PDG members to do the right thing, so have faith. There is after all no other official forum to address these...

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:21 PM