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West Somerset Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by gwr4090, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. 1472

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    Er no actually - 5043 clears on some NR routes where 4965 currently doesn't - that assumes current gauging is to be believed .

    You can't make up binary rules for this as obstructions vary as does the widest/highest dimension of each loco type.
     
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    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

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    Was the gas lamp replaced by electric in GWR days or subsequently? The post looks the same but the top part is completely different. Maybe another candidate for improved authenticity in due course?
     
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    The other side looks even worse ......
     
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    Aye - hook, line, sinker moment whilst multi tasking! - offer of the diagram stands though.
     
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    It would be good to think that, in time, the WSRA was able to acquire this building & put it back into railway use. OK not one for urgent funding but who knows there may be a bequest or two out there. Might need to wait a while but this should be part of the railway.
     
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    Not sure if we've ever got far enough to consider gauging such a thing! I think the largest outside-cylinder GWR loco we have had was 5199, and that was banned through Platform 4/5 at HK (which is quite sharply curved), though allowed through platform 3 (which is straight). To my knowledge, we've never had an outside-cylinder GWR tender engine.

    "Computer said no" when it was time to bring a certain Edwardian inside-cylinder 0-6-0 home from London, which caused a degree of angst just to prove that said computer actually had the sunny optimistic outlook of Marvin the paranoid android ...

    Tom
     
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    I'd have said Ghastly!
     
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    Absolutely!
     
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    Indeed. Lots of other, mainly repeatable, epithets come to mind.
     
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    Hmmm, have you actually been on anything with a copper top , for any length of time?
     
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    Sadly there is little or no chance of this happening now.
     
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    The original lamps had long gone when the preservationists took over.

    Robin
     
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    What actually are they doing at Seaward lane crossing?
     
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    Did the WSR not have any use for watchet goods building or was it already out of use by the time preservation took over.

    Who controlled the track to the right if there wasn't a signal box at watchet?
     
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    Has 5542 left for SDR yet?
     
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    At the moment, nothing. It is the track from the crossing into the main platform that has been removed, now the formation underneath is being removed, then drainage will be installed and the whole lot put back.

    It had been out of railway use for at least a decade when the preservationists moved in, leased to a commercial company.

    There had been a signal box at Watchet until the 1920's. From then, the adjacent signal boxes controlled entry to the single line through Watchet and access to the sidings was by ground frames unlocked by the single line token. One such ground frame can be seen in front of the shed in the 1962 shot.

    Robin
     
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    About 10 days ago.
     
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    The cylinders are mounted higher on a Castle and a King than other GWR classes, but Halls have been around quite a bit in the North East, as did a Castle ages ago, which is not known for being generously gauged.

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    You just need to reinstate Kentsford Loop and then you can put the distant signal back in to complete the picture.. :rolleyes:
     
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    Now there's a good idea!:)

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