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GCR Ending of Lineside Passes, ex-Bridge that Gap: Great Central Railway News

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by LMarsh1987, Nov 26, 2018.

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  1. TonyMay

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    Kinchley Lane is just about what you'll end up with then. It's bad enough on gala days now as it is. Woodthorpe was good in the mornings, but they've decided to build houses to the west of the line north of Woodthorpe road where the cricket ground was, and now south of Woodthorpe road, where a field was. The views from public roads around Swithland are very long. There are some views from footpaths to the west, south of Quorn but they're not great. Otherwise, it'll be trespassing onto farmland, or straight off the top of bridges.

    There is an additional issue of lineside growth, which generally gets worse the further south you go from Loughborough. This hasn't been helped by some farmers planting nature reserve plantations alongside the line - though this isn't as bad as houses (see above).
     
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    There is an economic issue to this, photo charters are expensive, a single day on a charter can cost more than a full year of linesider access of perhaps 100 days.
     
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    Its not a case of the safety Taliban.....its a real risk that has to be addressed otherwise sooner or later a photographer will be killed....simples
     
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    Better put bars on all the door windows (as on the Cumbrian Coast loco hauled stock) to stop enthusiasts heaving their heads and shoulders out, as sooner or later, one of them will get killed.
     
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    Spamcan81 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Better stop them from driving to railways then or sooner or later one of them will be killed. :rolleyes:
     
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    not even carrying a camera
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46619632

    Colin
     
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    Main Street, Woodthorpe, this morning.
     
  9. LMarsh1987

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    Just park on the estate and walk up.
     
  10. Certainly seems to be true amongst the snappers chucking their toys out over this.
     
  11. Miff

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    Deciding to call themselves photters probably didn’t help - no one would think someone called a photter would want to be taken seriously.
     
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    And you expect to be taken seriously with a post like that?
     
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    I didn’t expect people calling themselves photters would agree. Others might, since it’s my sincere opinion. If some love it I can live with that but there’s no reason I shouldn’t express my loathing of a dreadful word :) It’s almost as bad as saying ‘train station’. I have nothing but respect for good photography.
     
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    Many years ago when I started to film steam trains in video I was occasionally called a 'vidiot'. It was only lineside banter. Life is too short to fret over such a trivial matter. <BJ>
     
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    I have no problem being called a "photter" - it's even part of my Email address; it's certainly better than being called an "anorak" but given the proclivity of change within the language I could see the "insult" becoming a word of "honour". In the reverse - for example - the word "butcher" has changed from a respected tradesman to connotations of mass murder showing how the English language is a constant source of change.
     
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    I always liked the KWVR nickname for photters...'festoons.'
     
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    I believe that word goes back a fair way before the KWVR was up and running. I may be wrong but I think the first festoon was Gerry Dixon, in the 60s, who always had two or three cameras round his neck thus being festooned. As we all l became better off, acquired more camera bodies and started doing b/w and colour, some doing both print and slide we all became festoons.
    It's now gone a full circle and with digital the different formats can be achieved in PS
     
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    There are still plenty of vidiots about but having seen you at the lineside I can confirm you're not one of them.
     
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    You may well be right..but I'd never heard it used until I volunteered at Haworth for a couple of years.
     
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    That's what my old mate Dick Greenwood calls 'em.
     
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