If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Rother Valley Railway

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by nine elms fan, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Biermeister

    Biermeister Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2019
    Messages:
    361
    Likes Received:
    669
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Brewer
    Location:
    Daylesford, Victoria, Australia
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    One would hope that sympathies do not enter into the equation(s) and that the results align with the better social interests (i.e. that they receive assent).
     
  2. class8mikado

    class8mikado Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,665
    Likes Received:
    1,475
    Occupation:
    Print Estimator/ Repository of Useless Informatio.
    Location:
    Bingley W.Yorks.
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    One can but hope.
     
  3. H Cloutt

    H Cloutt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2018
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    1,396
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Battle
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Further Turntable update with pictures here. There is a suggestion that 'other news' is 'upcomming'. We can only hope that this is something positive.
     
    weltrol likes this.
  4. Fireline

    Fireline Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2008
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    The upcoming news is NOT the news we're all waiting for....
     
  5. Breva

    Breva Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,199
    Likes Received:
    3,884
    Location:
    Gloucestershire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    'I've got good news and I've got bad news.
    The good news is - there is no bad news.
    The bad news is : that's all the good news that I got!'
     
  6. martin1656

    martin1656 Nat Pres stalwart Friend

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2014
    Messages:
    17,838
    Likes Received:
    11,433
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    St Leonards
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I'm just hoping that it's not connected with the public enquiry result. :Nailbiting::Nailbiting:
     
  7. Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    3,606
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    E sussex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The only allusion to "further news" I can find is relating to the creation of an access road for the engine shed construction.
    Incidentally, I dropped in at Robertsbridge the other day. I didn't stick around, as an 8-wheeled tipper was reversing up to the RVR gates, obviously on a mission.
    However, I couldn't fail to notice in the carpark around 200 cast concrete blocks, each about the length of a sleeper, but much wider and deeper, (c. 14"× 14"), and each with cutouts x2, approximately standard gauge apart. Anyone got any ideas as to what they may be for? Of course, it might well be NR business, but intriguing, nonetheless.
     
  8. Nick C

    Nick C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2018
    Messages:
    1,278
    Likes Received:
    1,408
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Don't worry, there will be a couple more governments before that comes out...
     
  9. Dead Sheep

    Dead Sheep Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2021
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    520
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Ambridge
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Next week then.
     
    M59137, Gareth, Chris86 and 7 others like this.
  10. Miff

    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,896
    Likes Received:
    2,871
    It’s the RVR Facebook page, not the blog entry, which says “other news is upcoming” but @Fireline ’s post above seems to make it clear that an announcement about the TWAO is not the ‘other news’ referred to, though we shouldn’t be blamed for hoping it might be.
     
  11. Steve

    Steve Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    12,027
    Likes Received:
    10,285
    Occupation:
    Gentleman of leisure, nowadays
    Location:
    Near Leeds
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I suspect the good news is not about the enquiry but is related to the extension to Robertsbridge. And it is good news.
     
    Miff likes this.
  12. Miff

    Miff Part of the furniture Friend

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,896
    Likes Received:
    2,871
    Intriguing :) - although any news from the RVR is, by definition, related to the extension to Robertsbridge.
     
    Wenlock likes this.
  13. City of truro fan

    City of truro fan Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2015
    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    86
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Honiton
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I hope the news is that there will be another weekend when they run trains as like the terrier time other it seems pointless to have a railway and never run it
     
  14. H Cloutt

    H Cloutt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2018
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    1,396
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Battle
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    The RVR blog has been updated with pictures of groundworks for the Engine Shed which will be a light prefabrcated structure.
     
    Mark Thompson likes this.
  15. Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    3,606
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    E sussex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Is it my imagination, or have these updates only just appeared? I find the RVR site very confusing, as I often check for updates, only to find several at once, some posted "3 weeks ago", when there was clearly nothing there, unless they follow separate threads.
    Anyway, great to see groundwork for the engine shed is in full swing. That would account for my having to dodge one of Bourne's 8-wheel tippers when I swung by Robertsbridge last week.
    That's a lot of fill needed. Great that it's coming locally.
     
    H Cloutt and Miff like this.
  16. H Cloutt

    H Cloutt Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2018
    Messages:
    944
    Likes Received:
    1,396
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Battle
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Yes the updates have just appeared - so it's not your imagination. I think that maybe they load them in readiness and then release them. The turntable update appeared first but is above the Engine Shed posts in the blog.
     
    Mark Thompson likes this.
  17. Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    3,606
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    E sussex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Good- glad its not me going barmy, anyway!
     
  18. Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    3,606
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    E sussex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Several more blog updates, concentrating mainly on earthworks for the locomotive shed, including this great aerial view which shows the scale of the work necessary, it's relation to the turntable, and progress so far:
    DJI_0648.JPG.jpg
    http://rvrailway.blogspot.com/?m=1
     
  19. MellishR

    MellishR Resident of Nat Pres Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    8,304
    Likes Received:
    5,354
    Didn't the ground level need to be built up for the near side of the turntable? If the area in front is for the shed, won't that also need to be built up a long way?
     
  20. Mark Thompson

    Mark Thompson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    3,606
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    E sussex
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Yes, and that's what the picture shows they are busy doing. The embankment for the shed road (parallel to the turntable road) has already been built up on the LHS of the picture, but where the infil is going, is basically the site for the shed, it "just" needs raising by about 15-20 ft first.
     

Share This Page