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Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by threelinkdave, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Bill Drewett

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    Here's something a bit different in your area for February half-term. Try driving instead of riding, with a dockside crane driving session thrown in as well.

    https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/m-shed/whats-on/train-and-crane-driving-experiences/
     
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    In addition to that, I was the guard on there, and with no heat, at this time of year, I'd have instructed my TTIs not to charge for first
     
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    My Dad did say it would be cheeky to charge with no heat, thanks though!
     
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    The Railway may now be closed for public services, but it’s our pleasure to bring you a packed January 2022 edition! You can access this at https://www.svrlive.com/bljan22.

    Very welcome news came with the announcement of a £1million+ grant from the Culture Recovery Fund. We report on the very successful Christmas services, and the income and grant will help the SVR through the next few month towards a sustainable operation in 2022.

    There’s a rundown of all the exciting events we have planned for you in the coming year, progress on locomotive Hagley Hall as well as news across the SVR.

    We hope you enjoy your Branch Lines, and encourage you to get planning for your next visit once we reopen on 2nd April!

    Lesley and Patrick
    Co-editors
     
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    Interesting read as ever Patrick and good to see some of Dads and my friend Andy Flowers photos, have to pull you up on the photo of 55002 though, that’s at the East Lancs! :)
     
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    Pete Thornhill Part of the furniture Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    Great work again Patrick, by coincidence our new membership cards turned up today, complete with £10 voucher for renewing in December - something I would have done anyway mind but a nice little extra. Good to hear it’s been a successful idea.
     
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    Damn. I'll fix it in the morning. The old photo library isn't renowned for its labelling, and I rejected a few! That one must have passed me by. Mea culpa
     
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    Winter works

    The internal Teams channel and private FB groups show stuff is happening. You can get a reminder of the planned works at https://www.svrlive.com/bljan22

    At Sterns, the railway's PW teams removed rails and ballast and contractors were on site 17th January

    Near Country Park halt the line's closed and railway's moved in materials for the contractors to install drainage

    At Kidderminster they're awaiting the revised dates for NR's contractor to remove and replace the bridge

    Lots of pointwork timbers are stacked on one of the Parr bogie rail wagons at Bewdley
     
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