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  1. Yorkshireman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Planning permission normally only lasts for three years from the date of grant. After that a full aplication has to be made again. Renewal is not a given as rules may have changed.

    Feb 21, 2018 at 5:55 PM
  2. Yorkshireman liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Good to see mention of a paint shop - it will absolutely transform the appearance of the carriage fleet!

    Feb 21, 2018 at 11:41 AM
  3. Yorkshireman liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I laughed. Before this discussion gets, in any way 'out of hand', the organisers have wisely ruled that there will be no Axis troops of any kind (whether Prisoners of War or otherwise) at the events in March or September. The attempt is to...

    Feb 21, 2018 at 3:09 AM
  4. Yorkshireman liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Or wagons. Or costings. Or business cases. Or.... or...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 11:38 PM
  5. Yorkshireman liked Another Yorkshireman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Parag 3,4 - Covered carriage accommodation gets a mention. Presumably more than tarpaulins.

    Feb 20, 2018 at 11:38 PM
  6. Yorkshireman liked Snifter's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    A celebrated sign-writer wandered through the Minehead mess room on Saturday carrying her brushes and a small platform. "It's Olga from the Volga ! I see you brought the Steppes." quipped one of the cleaning gang. Ok, I guess you had to be...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 4:58 PM
  7. Yorkshireman liked Maunsell907's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Andy, your thoughts are entirely logical. In 1950 when I went to Boarding School there was an open air unheated swimming pool: the roof had been blown off in an air-raid. (Much of South London had suffered very badly with air raids, the school...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 4:56 PM
  8. Yorkshireman liked West Somerset Wizard's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Indeed. When first approached, I was not willing to cover the events on wsr.org.uk But after discussion with the organisers it was this ruling - already in place - that persuaded me to publish pics and words. And so far I am much impressed with...

    Feb 20, 2018 at 4:52 PM
  9. Yorkshireman liked Snifter's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I am sure I have seen customers shaking their trouser legs to get rid of some earth close to the boundary fence. Perhaps I have discovered the real reason why the track moved just after the crossing.

    Feb 20, 2018 at 4:51 PM
  10. Yorkshireman liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Come along in September. I’ll bet that examples of both species will be in evidence. Robin

    Feb 20, 2018 at 4:51 PM
  11. Yorkshireman liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Don’t tempt me to suggest the use that Butlins might be put at a future event. The barbed wire does face inward, doesn’t it? Robin

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:39 PM
  12. Yorkshireman liked Greenway's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Not to mention the long hair styles of a good many males. ;)

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:27 PM
  13. Yorkshireman liked Andy Norman's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    Michael & Forestpines Are we not all recreating something that doesn’t exist now, so could all be accused of “pretending” to some degree? After all most heritage railways go from nowhere to nowhere taking people who in the main want just an...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:27 PM
  14. Yorkshireman liked Robin White's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    It’s not the people, it’s the organisation they represent. My grandfather, at whose feet I learned much of what WW2 was like for those closely involved, fought with the Rifle Brigade, landed in France just after D-Day and was at the front pretty...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:26 PM
  15. Yorkshireman replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I understand your point entirely but nevertheless German and Italian POW’s were moved by train across the U.K. still wearing their respective uniforms during WW2 so the uniforms would be authentic. As it happens both my uncle and great uncle were...

    Feb 19, 2018 at 3:22 PM