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Poole Park Railway

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

  1. big.stu

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    I have to say that as a driver on a commercial miniature railway, while I usually have fun, and it is amusing to have visitors come up to me and tell me I must have the best job in the world, I am always very aware that from the moment the train moves off in the station to the moment it comes to a halt back in the station, I am solely responsible for up to 80 people sat on my train. Safety has to come first, even if it sometimes means difficult decisions and that you can't play the with "big boys toys".
     
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    Picked up by BBC now.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-45329122

    This made my chuckle, maybe if they had been more professional in the first place they would still be running it:

    Friends of Poole Park chairman Michael Collins said the council had taken the "golden goose" of revenue ahead of plans to merge Dorset's nine councils into two unitary authorities.

    "They've lumbered council tax payers with debt and can't guarantee that future revenue will go back into the park because of the merger."

    He insisted the charity had a plan in place to improve health and safety and run a more "professional" service. He said he had complained to the local government ombudsman about the council's move.
     
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    A case of Jam tomorrow.
     
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    I guess lots of folk will be pleased about this. Hopefully so will the volunteers as without them it could be a non starter.
     
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    350K. I will do my best to how they got to this figure.
     

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