Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by threelinkdave, Aug 20, 2014.
Thanks Matt! Glad you like it.
To me, that captures the modern day heritage railway absolutely brilliantly. It’s not about the heritage that the railways try to recreate, rather the atmosphere & spirit of a preserved railway. Nice work and as others have said, a bit different but really good.
Thank you Pete! Very kind words that also mean a lot to me, as that's part of what I was going for. And well, I have a habit of doing things differently to others anyway, and love it when others see something completely out of they ordinary. That being said, I'm not afraid to admit, I do get a little nervous when I do share something of mine, as the way I do things isn't normal for a railway enthusiast. But people seam to be really enjoying it. Thanks again!
Some readers might be aware that the Belmond Pullman visited on Saturday with a GBRF special.
Whilst it was a 66 to Bridgnorth, 34027 pulled the service back to Kidderminster. The 66 was attached at the back but didn't assist (except leaving Bridgnorth), putting the weight of train above 600 tons.
(Not my video)
Welcome to June's Branch Lines as look forward to our third special event of the year, the 1940s weekends. We've lots of news from around the Railway, and hope you enjoy reading it.
Click on the link to read more https://www.svrlive.com/bljun21
Lesley and Patrick
I agree, what a good little film it is. To most visitors, a heritage railway is ‘a nice day out’ or ‘a nice evening out’, it’s a bit of escapism from modern life. Lots of potential topics and themes for future films e.g. picnics and enjoying the catering/dining experience, wildlife & rambling, the sense of pride and satisfaction of volunteers and staff, chocolate box stations and rolling scenery, the list is endless!
As ever Patrick a great read, I have 2 questions though, It’d be interesting to know who the GM was who wasn’t keen on Compo stock, but more importantly we have a Saltley Seagull that needed a conductor?! Whoa there! Somethings not quite right!
With my TTI hat on, I do prefer working open stock (in normal times). You don't have people standing in the corridor getting in the way as you make your way back to wind in at Hampton or Arley. And they are higher effective capacity than corridor coaches as well.
Though bit tricky to not operate compartment stock if you want a GWR train...
Something omitted from the GBRF Pullman charter write-up was that while it was ready to depart right time from the Valley, NR had gone to pot with an axle counter failure and it had to go via Worcester and the Lickey instead of via Old Hill and galton/soho.
I know what you mean, it’s usually someone rather large with a camera and a lack of social skills that seems to think that if they breathe in 2cm someone can just about squeeze past…
One reason I don't wear a pocket watch whilst TTI-ing is that on my first training turn (maybe, an earlier one for certain) I damaged the chain whilst squeezing pass someone.
As someone who used to play rugby and is not exactly small, I’ve found a little dip of the shoulder tends to move those who are a bit stubborn out the way. I don’t think this in official training manual though
I just glare at them, they soon move.
The article was hugely long for newsletter purposes, and we very much scalped it down including that bit (which I had written!). In fact, I précised the précis to get the length down. A longer edition will appear in SVR News in the Autumn, I'm told.
I don't know, I'm afraid
As the article said, Bob Dunn was SVR conductor for GBRf's Dick Campbell who was driving the 66 on the run to Bridgnorth. I think I read on social media that Bob Dunn was ex-Saltley, and they know each other.
Thought it maybe of interest to some that the SVR have released a limited number of single traveler tickets for the Adventurer service on various dates in June.
There was talk about having an extra open on both the Mark 1 compartment set (so it'll be 2 opens and 5 compartment coaches) and the LMS/LNER set (2 opens and 6 compartment coaches). Not sure if that still will be the case though.
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