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Discussion in 'Heritage Rolling Stock' started by gwalkeriow, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. dlaiow

    dlaiow New Member

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    Yes, we even had a lady last week who asked for mine & Pete's autographs in the Oldbury IRN supplement she'd just brought.
     
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    Your spelling is wrong surely?
    It’s the Aisle of White, which is next over from the Aisles of Kitchen Paint and Varnish, and just across from Power Tools and Lawnmowers.


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    my daughter when small referred to it as the Isle of Yew. cute wasn't in it
     
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    At least with land you can see what you're fighting over. Bombing each other into oblivion because they don't believe in your imaginary friend in the sky is even more pointless.
     
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    I agree that the programme has done a lot to bring coach restoration to the fore, and about time, Railways have no problem attracting funds to restore an engine, but how many have similar budgets where the coaching stock is concerned? yet what do the traveling public ride in? yes that coach , if your at a railway that has seen the light it will be clean, well presented , and a joy to behold, vintage, or MK1, people like newly upholstered seats, varnished wood, a vehicle that is clean and comfortable, and gives that good first impression, but it could also be tatty, threadbare and unloved, yet hauled by an freshly outshopped loco except what do passengers travel in? whats the thing they will notice , an outshopped loco, or the tatty coach they are spending the next how ever long in?
     
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    Really??!! :eek:
     
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    What I mean was its normally easier to attract funding for an engine, than a coach
     
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    We currently have two carriage appeals running, the Oldbury carriage restoration appeal for £50k to complete the restoration of IWR 10 and start the restoration of IWR 21 as this is a very recent appeal I have no figures to indicate its progress. The second appeal is for the restoration of our 3 SECR bogie coaches primarily to repair the heavily corroded underframes, the appeal is for £200k and has passed the £150k mark. So yes it is possible to raise funds for carriages.
     
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    I.W.R. No, 10 has had her air braking system completed and is undergoing trials.Was seem today in a siding coupled to D2059 and brake 3rd. 4115. Intriguing that it never saw service under either the S.R. or B.R.

    I.W.R. 21's body is making steady progress and will use the second kit of parts for a laminated wooden underframe. It will be interesting to see if anywhere else uses this system which has the potential to return six wheeled vehicles to service with their original wheel arrangement.
     
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