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  1. Johnb liked Flying Phil's post in the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    Indeed on my last visit to Nine Elms the track was so bad that this happened![ATTACH]

    20170811151418_09.jpg May 30, 2020 at 4:42 PM
  2. std tank liked gricerdon's post in the thread Recommissioning after Coronavirus.

    Total lockdown would of course eradicate the virus as it would not be able to spread. That would take many months though and would destroy the economy and society so would be unacceptable. The Govt are taking a middle path which is why the virus...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:37 PM
  3. Flying Phil replied to the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    It usually hauled three Mk1's and a 6 wheel brake. It did spin the drivers on starting from Quorn then settled quickly. On the ride that I had, it went quite "briskly" with its NRM driver at the regulator.......:D.

    May 30, 2020 at 4:36 PM
  4. Flying Phil replied to the thread Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News.

    Just to update, in the GCR "Rail Mail", they say parking at Quorn will be in the (overflow parking) field on the other side of the line. I would think that somebody will be selling ice creams etc and I suspect that the GCR doesn't want to be seen...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:30 PM
  5. bluetrain replied to the thread Why are Bulleid Pacifics more prone to slipping than other designs?.

    I assume that Singles would have had the lowest factors of adhesion and hence be most prone to slipping, at least with anything more than a very light load. The preserved Great Northern Stirling Single appears to have worked on the Great Central...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:26 PM
  6. johnofwessex liked Paulthehitch's post in the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    This has little to do with the West Somerset Railway but I felt I ought to raise a caveat to some of Howard's thoughts. Two small businesses I use have actually gained from the "emergency". One is a "one man band" butchers. The other, an utterly...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:17 PM
  7. sycamore liked MartinBall's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    News from Bratton Fleming station. The building is back on the market! Official reason is that the potential buyer lost a mortgage offer and is looking for alternative finance (though, maybe their solicitor told them about a railway due to go...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:16 PM
  8. gz3xzf liked Will Foster's post in the thread Swanage Railway General Discussion.

    Fantastic video - very professional and a very clear message.

    May 30, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  9. johnofwessex liked 30854's post in the thread Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

    ..... though it would be far better spent on improving the energy efficiency of domestic dwellings, which account for a large percentage of CO2 emissions nationally, yet AFAICS (and probably because national govt expect local govt to do something...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:11 PM
  10. Mick45305 liked Sidmouth's post in the thread RTC 2020.

    so what shall we do ? All sit around at home waiting for old age, mental illness, alchohol , obesity, affect us ? as one chairman said to me adapt or die so fair play to any business looking to see how it makes things viable

    May 30, 2020 at 4:09 PM