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  1. Robin liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Liveries!.

    One of the strange things about modern perception of the GWR is that it tends to be considered as only the chocolate box painting and Cyril Freezer branch line terminus. So roughly the accepted history goes “Brunel - North Star - Lord of the...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 2:10 PM
  2. Robin replied to the thread Liveries!.

    Another modern perception of the GWR is the regularly quoted 'all GWR locomotives look alike'. Usually said in jest I know, but bar the Dean Goods and a few absorbed tanks everything that survives is the work of one drawing office and just three...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 2:10 PM
  3. Robin liked Mr Valentine's post in the thread Liveries!.

    It stopped being used after about 1894, which is why you rarely see it. The only surviving GWR engine which theoretically could carry it is the Dean Goods in Swindon, although it has a later boiler. Obviously a Dean Goods repaint isn't going to...

    Feb 20, 2020 at 1:58 PM
  4. Robin replied to the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    To add to that, only 4930 and 45110 were actively bought. 600 was a loan and later gift from the Army Trust, while 7819 was bought from the owning group by the Charitable Trust in their role as 'owner of last resort'. Also the PLC has a history...

    Feb 19, 2020 at 5:27 PM
  5. Robin replied to the thread SVR General Discussion.

    There's a 5 mph TSR on the stretch south of Hampton Loade where 75069 met with the tree last year, although I don't know if that's a result of Dennis or other problems. Otherwise things ran normally today. The river is well up with a number of...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:16 PM
  6. Robin liked Graham Phillips's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    The railway is far enough above the river to not be in danger of flooding directly. The biggest risk is the many tributaries flowing through culverts, a never ending job for the P.Way gangs to monitor and clear. A diesel ran from Bewdley to...

    Feb 18, 2020 at 5:05 PM
  7. Robin liked D1039's post in the thread 7027 Thornbury Castle.

    A Hall, 8F, Mickey Mouse, Standard 2, Jinty and Austerity with a reserve fleet of 63601, two Black Fives, two 8Fs, Standard classes 2, 5 and 7, Sir Lamiel, West Country and now a Castle. A bit harsh? Patrick

    Feb 15, 2020 at 2:31 PM