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Swanage Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Rumpole, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. biggles200

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    Quite busy at Corfe this morning!!
     
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    The rails look quite rusty, but at least there aren't weeds growing through the trackbed unlike another railway with a number of webcams.
    Does this mean that the SR are preparing to run some refresher trains? (I've not heard that they have yet - but maybe too far away to know).
     
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    No lights on at Corfe, vandals delight
     
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    we constantly read of vandalism and thefts at Heritage Railways....followed by the inevitable appeals. There are solutions
    Video. Staggered time walk by checks.An occupied coach(with a dog!) Bandits do not like company!
     
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    Could be the same as pubs opening on 4th July. Museums are opening then, so maybe the railway museums? Just a little bit additional income.
     
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    I see that 34053 is to move to the Spa valley railway. Initially for winter storage and then possible use there in 2021.
     
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    Repeating a list pThere are 5 Swanage locos currently in good working condition, but as vintage could still have problems
    30120 T9 on loan from the National Railway Museum. Boiler certification till end of 2020 (return to NRM?)
    31806 Mogul for mainline use,(Boiler certification till 2021 then replaced by 31874 and overhaul started)
    34053 Sir Keith Park Southern Locomotives Limited Boiler certification to 2022 then to get Sidmouth’s boiler?
    34072 257 Squadron, Boiler certification till 2029, Southern Locomotives Limited.
    80104 Boiler certification till 2022 then overhaul starts by Southern Locomotives Limited.
    5 locos under overhaul (dates dependant on funds and workshop access, but if goes well could mean 6 to 8 working steam locos in 2021/22?)
    34028 Eddystone Southern Locomotives Limited Return 2020
    34070 Manston Southern Locomotives Limited. Return 2020
    31874 Mogul, to replace 31806 for mainline use in 2021
    30053 owned by the Drummond society to return 2020/21?
    563 now owned by Swanage trust, to return 2020/21?
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    34010 Sidmouth owned by Southern Locomotives Limited. Boiler to go to 34053 awaiting overhaul no date
    31625 Mogul Southern Locomotives Limited Southern Locomotives Limited awaiting overhaul no date

    Although overhauls are taking longer which may require certification extensions,I guess Southern Locomotives may have a problem if there are too many locos at Swanage and they may not get on a rota for operation payments. So might find a loan to another railway.
    How ever if locos have problems they may not have enough locos?

    If the Wareham operation starts 2021 and SWR promote it should bring in extra passengers and income?.
     
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    Since when is 31625 owned by Southern locomotives ltd?

    The move of 34053 to Spa Valley suggests the Swanage Railway think they currently have more locomotives than they have use for, especially given the current Covid 19 situation.

    It’s been stated that 563s overhaul has been pushed back due to the current situation. Certainly won’t be 2020/21 now. I’d assume other overhauls will be similarly delayed, and we certainly won’t see any completed in 2020.
     
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    Who owns the 31625 Mogul? Is it a long term loan?
     
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    Owned by John Bunch. On a 25 year lease agreement, along with 31806 and 31874.

    There was a plan at one point to pre overhaul the boiler of 31625 and use it on 31806 when it’s boiler ticket expires.
     
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    Wow.....you must be an optimist.
     
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    Made from one layer of microfibre 205gsm fabric - and capable of washing for re-use.
    Seems designed to be re-usable to me.
    In fact, it needs to be - at £7 a pop.
     
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    Indeed, but what are resuable masks, as Lil Bear asks?
     
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    Apologies for missing the obvious. If one was used (and I doubt it) an interesting spill chokker is alive and well in Dorset!
     
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    https://swanagerailway.co.uk/re-opening-services


    Let's hope a second wave will not come to the UK?
    The answer lies almost entirely with the decisions we make, so it could go either way.

    "I really think at the moment there's huge uncertainty... but to be honest it's something I'm very concerned about," says Dr Tildesley.

    The potential is clearly there - the virus is still around and it is no less deadly or infectious than at the start of 2020.

    Only around 5% of people in the UK are thought to have been infected and there is no guarantee they are all immune.

    "The evidence is the vast majority of people are still susceptible. In essence, if we lift all measures, we're back to where we were in February," says Dr Adam Kucharski from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

    "It's almost like starting from scratch again."
     
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    problem is if railways do not restart services most will not survive not sure running a diesel service will attract many passengers worrying times for our railways.
     
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    Damned if you do, dammed if you don’t!
     
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    Yes they are very difficult times especially now that the first local lockdown at Leicester has been announced which may affect the Great Central. Swanage must press on BUT carefully.
     
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