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GWSR General Discussion and Operations

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by michaelh, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. MellishR

    MellishR Well-Known Member Friend

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    Even up till when the B1s were introduced?
     
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    Until the late 50s I believe.

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    Hi,

    Can anyone please identify this loco which was seen at Toddington on 22/6/2019.

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  4. Pete Thornhill

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  5. flying scotsman123

    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Although possibly not with its original boiler? I've lost track of all the swapping of boilers between DMLL associated locos!
     
  6. mdewell

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    Thank you (Obvious once you know - the straight footplate at the cab end should have given at least the class away).
     
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    The blogs are working OK with Safari on the iPad but not chrome but worked ok on the PC yesterday
     
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    ok on Chrome for me.
     
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    Not working on Firefox or Chrome for me.
    Ray.
     
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  11. flying scotsman123

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    I see it now says on the website that the folk who need to be are aware of the problem, it looks like some third party has tweaked some code somewhere which means it's not talking to something else properly.
     
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    30854 Part of the furniture

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    Also OK on Android Chrome. And a damned good blog it is too! :)
     
  13. Mark Thompson

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    That's really odd, as it doesn't on mine, and that's using Chrome.
    Ah well, I'm sure it'll all work out ok.
     
  14. mikechant

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    Obscure error messages on my Chromebook (running Chrome browser:D)
     
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    Any idea of what engines might be in traffic this weekend please?
     
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    An unwonted visit report. My brother and I visited yesterday, in my case for the first time in 15+ years.

    A thoroughly enjoyable day. 2807, a 37, 47 and DMU in use plus the two Mk I rakes. Unfortunately the King was found that morning to have a broken spring on a driving wheel. That and the damaged point at Broadway made a long and trying day for the many train and station staff. All showed admirable good humour.

    The stations were more than just clean and tidy, hugely well turned out. Broadway is of course a gem. Gardens too were pretty and well maintained. We chose to ride the line and enjoy the scenery with a stroll up to Broadway itself for a couple of halves. There were a few taking the organised taxi, many more took the walk up. The Mk Is were well turned out internally and externally (play spot the NSE moquette - we had both Jaffa Cake and the blue NSE?)

    It was a Teddy day with lots of kids having fun without it detracting from the heritage experience.

    Gripes - none. Suggestions -
    • I was at RHS Wisley and their disposable cups and lids are non-oil and compostable, using a plant-based coating instead http://sustainandrevive.com/. I know others are looking to reduce single-use plastics
    • First was unclassified, but we didn't realise until the last train
    • Catering was ice cream, tea, cake and sandwiches with nowhere readily apparent to have something more substantial? If there was and we missed it, perhaps it needs better promotion?
    Speaking to crew the damaged point has been sent for repair with a six week period quoted, with the line plain-lined at present. Early November was a hoped for fix date.

    A really good day out. Thanks to all.

    Patrick
     
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    Re-enacting just another day at Banbury in the 1950s? Without Kings failing, their "thunderbird" Modified Halls would have been under employed!:cool:
     
  20. flying scotsman123

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    Glad you enjoyed it! :) Our cups are recyclable, there's a special sorting bin for them in the buffet car on each train, use of plastic straws has ended and plastic forks for cake significantly reduced.
    The franchised Flag and Whistle cafe at Toddington does do more substantial meals. I'd heard a lot earlier than November for the repaired point, but who knows!
     
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