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  1. The Dainton Banker liked pmh_74's post in the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    Lets just say I’ve put 31 years of my life into this project (yes I’m a relative newbie) and hope to do another 31 yet, and I still doubt it will be finished. But to me, that’s the point of it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Jun 16, 2019 at 1:39 AM
  2. The Dainton Banker liked johnofwessex's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    I think that there are some very genuine downsides to Tourism, a toxic combination of low paid casual employment and sky high house prices & rents spring to mind. I have in te past described parts of Paignton as 'The Land that Taste Forgot' and...

    Jun 16, 2019 at 1:32 AM
  3. The Dainton Banker liked Greenway's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    I am not decrying tourism, I have have lived among it for a long time. I was trying to put the other side of the coin - not easy in a heritage forum I admit. I have benefited from tourists and been handicapped by them. You win some you lose some.

    Jun 16, 2019 at 1:31 AM
  4. The Dainton Banker liked Anne C-B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    The problem is that the PLC is not very good at publicising any news, good, bad, indifferent, or even interesting. The critical comments here are a direct result of this failing.

    Jun 15, 2019 at 1:01 PM
  5. The Dainton Banker liked FrankC's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Robin Your original letter was available to anyone interested through Post 19634 in this thread. You and Michael clearly have different views on the best approach here but is it not possible to agree that there are two points of view on this...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 12:59 PM
  6. The Dainton Banker liked KristianGWR's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    [MEDIA] A selection of shots filmed during the Sunday of the spring steam gala, as well as this Sunday just gone. I hope you enjoy the video :)

    Jun 15, 2019 at 1:40 AM
  7. The Dainton Banker liked David likes trains's post in the thread SVR General Discussion.

    Very nice day at the railway on Wednesday for the photo charter with 4144: https://www.flickr.com/photos/djcs_trains/albums/72157707711709104 Hopefully will be nice weather again for this weekend's running with the visiting engines :) [img]...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 1:23 AM
  8. The Dainton Banker liked 35B's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Generally, yes. In certain circumstances, and this may be one, it can be useful to establish in the public mind that, despite claiming to speak for many, a group actually lacks that legitimacy. The risk, however, is of dragging all into the...

    Jun 15, 2019 at 12:59 AM
  9. The Dainton Banker liked Breva's post in the thread Rother Valley Railway.

    Sadly, objectors with a screw loose can run riot on social media, with a wide audience. At Broadway, we had someone inform the planners that there are badger setts within half a mile (in the Cotswolds!) and that the platforms were 16 inches...

    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:31 AM