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Isle of Wight Steam Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Freshwater, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. martin1656

    martin1656 Nat Pres stalwart Friend

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    Newport is just someones dream, the costs would be eye watering, and where do you go to, nearest would be the harbour, so new formation needed, a road to cross, then there's Wotton station Rd bridge to excavate, and the unstable clay to deal with, the costs alone would make it non-viable, unless some kind of grant was available to cover the costs of restoring the old track bed, diverting the path, buying sleeper and rails, then ballasting it, you're talking several millions,
     
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    It's actually easy enough with three buses an hour from Newport (and Ryde) stopping directly outside Wootton station entrance. The big confusion comes from both routes between the two towns sharing route number 9! If Southern Vectis were to renumber the two routes 9A and 9B it would reduce any uncertainty...
     
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    You've been Jago-d...

     
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    Entertaining as his pieces normally are.
     
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    Indeed, but it contains a massive glaring error. 100 bonus points to the first person who can say what it is!
     
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    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Did you mean Ryde ain't Newport or Mickey Mouses instead of 84xxx? ...... nice vid otherwise.
     
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    Readers may be interested to learn that Israel Newton will be making the new boiler for W2 Yarmouth_"
     
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    Here's the IWSR announcement confirming that Israel Newton will be building a new E1 boiler...

    'Work to restore the Isle of Wight Steam Railway’s E1 Class locomotive has taken a giant leap forward with the ordering of a brand new boiler from Israel Newton & Sons Ltd.
    The locomotive is the sole survivor of her class, and the Railway aims to restore her in time for her 150th birthday in 2026.
    The engine was bought by the Isle of Wight Steam Railway in 2012 with the help of a legacy from the late Mr Raymond Harvey. His wish was to see an E1 Class run on the Island in the guise of W2 Yarmouth in Southern Railway olive green livery
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    Really good news from the IWSR today, our colleague Pete Jardine has been awarded an MBE for services to Railway Heritage in the New Year’s Honours List, here's the announcement from the IWSR Facebook page:

    'We're delighted to announce that our colleague Pete Jardine has been awarded an MBE for services to Railway Heritage in the New Year’s Honours List.
    Pete is a long-standing volunteer and employee at the Railway who has masterminded our grounded carriage body restorations. Starting back in the early 1980s, Pete and his team of volunteers have lovingly restored our magnificent rake of Victorian carriages, winning many Heritage Railway Association awards along the way. After over 40 years service, and nine completed carriage restorations, Pete's contribution to the IWSR has been immense.
    Pete can still be found working in the carriage & wagon workshop on most days, his main focus being the next Oldbury carriage – IWR First 21.
    The award is richly deserved and apt recognition of Pete’s skill, hard-work and dedication. Our warmest congratulations from everyone in the IWSR team'!

     
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    Fantastic to see Peter's achievements recognised, I've certainly enjoyed the fruits of his (and the rest of the team's) labours over the years. Very well deserved and also nice to see a C&W man in the limelight (with due respect to the world of steam loco engineering!!).

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    Due to an imminent retirement the Isle of Wight Steam Railway is seeking to appoint a full time Operating Manager. Details here: -

    https://iwsteamrailway.co.uk/job/operating-manager/

    Extract from the web page: -

    Our Operating Department looks after the safe operation of all trains on the line, and is often the first point of contact for the 115,000 passengers who visit us each year.

    A large team of volunteers includes platform staff and ticket collectors, guards and signalmen. Booking clerks and locomotive footplate crew also fall with the Operating Department’s remit. The Operating Manager provides leadership and day to day management of this team. A key part of the role is the training, mentoring, and ongoing assessment of staff, ensuring consistently high standards of safety, competence and customer service.

    Experience
    Experience of working on an operational railway, either the national network or another heritage railway, is essential. Hands-on experience as a guard, signalmen, or footplate crew would be desirable.

    Skills

    Key skills & attributes:

    • The successful applicant will lead the Operating Department with the ability to inspire and motivate a team of staff and volunteers
    • Able to manage the administration of the Department, including the recording of training, assessments, medicals and incidents. You’ll need appropriate IT and communication skills to undertake this role effectively.
    • A customer-focused approach with a willingness to deliver high standards of service to our visitors.
    • Knowledge of Health & Safety requirements, ROGS and RM3, and able to promote a safety culture within the Department.
    • Experience of leading a team. Experience of working with volunteers would be desirable.
    • Can work with all teams at the Railway, and can represent the Department as part of the Railway’s management team.
     
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