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GWSR General Discussion and Operations

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

  1. JMJR1000

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    Oh dear just spotted that myself...

    Now there's something I didn't expect to see on this forum!
     
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    I think before this decision was made thoughts had already turned towards having the/a turntable at Toddington rather than Winchcombe as part of wider plans to redevelop that site since we took back control of the garden centre land. The same VA confirmed there is still an ambition for us to have a turntable. But as @Dunfanaghy Road suggests;

    So I don't think you could really say this is any particular kind of set-back in terms of the GWSR getting a turntable. Just as much effort and money is required regardless. This design of turntable also requires a whacking great big pit to be dug, whereas other new built designs might not. Looking on the bright side I'd say it raises the possibility of us eventually having a GWR style turntable considerably!

    I believe there is also at least some of the outer curved rail on another wagon too, for any interested parties.

    I may be wrong, but I don't think it was fit for anything except scrap.

    Oh dear!
     
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    I see some incomprehensible markings but nothing that I can read as words. Am I safer not knowing what others have managed to read?
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    Thanks Alex
     
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    A1 Trust are after a turntable for their new locomotive works in Darlington.
     
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    Thanks - we have made them aware.
     
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