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Poole Park Railway

Discussion in 'Miniature Railways' started by nick813, Jan 5, 2017.

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    Noddy train is the tractor train that runs to hengisbury head in Christchurch/bournemouth, nothing to do with Poole Park Railway but both have been in the news this week. The fact that they are being muddled says a lot about the average IQ of the echo commentator.
     
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    nick813 Well-Known Member Loco Owner

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    Finding out what the new Council , BCP, now a non Tory Council, are going to do re the PPRy. The current state of the track is unusable due to heavy machinery distorting the gauge. Visited the Eastleigh Lakeside Railway on Saturday. Not to sure what to make of it! Some great locomotives in an un photographable shed...!
    I just wonder if PPRy ever reappears.
     
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    I think the PPRly has been struck by the ghost of Dr.Beeching.
    The ELR is quite a nice little railway. I've been once and would like to go to one of their galas, but for the past couple of years they've all have been on dates that I can't do for various reasons. I agree with you about the loco shed, but at least you can see them.
     
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    So did the council specify that care should be undertaken not to damage the railway by those contractors accessing wherever? If so then it is down to those contractors to bear the cost of any and all remedial works. If, as I suspect, not (whoever heard of a council producing a decent Specification of Works) then they must bear the costs themselves which makes their reinstatement of the railway even more costly and, dare I say it, even more unlikely. :(
     
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    Well I hope you enjoyed your visit for starters and we have to keep the locos somewhere. :)
     
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    Hello, I very much enjoyed the railway. I am well aware you need to keep the stock under cover.
     
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    More update re PPRy
    It is going ahead, found this out by the new councillor with the transport portfolio. Now have an email address for a few of the BCP officers..........!
     
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    Two dates now in circulation re re opening of PPRy:
    August or October.

    Neither stated which year.
     
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    Friends of Poole Park, who's chair was also chair of Friends of poole park railway, appear to have lost their collective influence. Various kiosks and attractions have been run by a new voluntary organisation. I will check on the current situation of the track this afternoon.
     
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