Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by forty, Oct 23, 2016.
Footplate on 60009, interesting.
(My emphasis added).
It wouldn't be necessary for the ELR section to be wired up. We already have hybrid overhead/battery trams running in Birmingham.
Similar situation exists at one end of the Hartz in Germany.
Conclusion: it can be done. We wait to see whether it will.
Put it another way: Other countries seem to allow common-sense decisions. Here we will have all and sundry debating the rights and wrongs before it goes for an H&S assessment, which will then more than likely kill off the idea as 'not safe or practical' after a 10 year 'consultation period'...
Sad news https://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/18544131.inquiry-death-elderly-woman-east-lancashire-railway/
"It is understood an elderly woman, who has not been named, was found there in a confused state. She is said to have later died."
Planned reopening today was put on hold.
It appears that the East Lancs still intend on holding a gala in October this year: https://www.facebook.com/eastlancsrly/posts/4510248388992928
Personally, I have my doubts about any railway being able to host any special events this year that aren't entirely pre-booked.
Now shown as cancelled on ELR website, due to non-availability of 60009.
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