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West Somerset Railway General Discussion

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

  1. oldmrheath

    oldmrheath Well-Known Member

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    Bigger on the inside than out. Hence the nickname of it being a TURDIS

    Jon
     
  2. Andy Moody

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    Thought it WAS the new Relocatable equipment building!
     
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    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Clearly whilst the images are welcome and thanks to @Robin Moira White for sharing , for many looking forward to travelling the full line again on its own it doesn't answer the $10000 question , does the progress shown mean the installation is on track ?
     
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    No, it will be at the side of the track :)
     
  5. Andy Moody

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    Also a little matter of providing two more concrete bases for a lighting tower and CCTV camera plus of course the relay room and associated barriers/wigwam lights.
    Does the bowmac road crossing have to be renewed? The ten thousand dollar question has to be asked to the Somerset County Council and contractors not the WSR.
     
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    I'd like to add my thanks for the photos, and to those offering up silly comments - it's made the thread worth reading for a change!:)

    Steve B
     
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    So where will the Tepees be sited?:):)
     
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    At least the engines will be able to send smoke signals :)
     
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    It's good to see some humour, even if a bit lame, on the WSR thread instead of the usual aggro.
     
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  10. Andy Moody

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    Hmmm Looks like I got that description of the flashing crossing lights totally wrong then.
    Certainly GOOGLE was not my friend either! Pretty sure though I have somewhere or the other heard them refereed
    as wigwam lights but obviously not.
    Glad to add to the humour section though even if it was at my own expense.
     
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    You were thinking of wig-wag lights. Clearly Google speak with forked tongue :)
     
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    Just a little point.. the decking is STRAIL
     
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    Thanks for the update. Interesting that it looks like they are not installing any cable ducts through the floor to the external draw pit. Do these boxes usually have above ground cable entry?
     
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    Interesting that the American name for these is a Porta Potty. perhaps that's a more apt name for use on the WSR? ;):rolleyes:
     
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    Yes A senior moment there, nearly got it right!
     
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    Whilst Washford signal box has been gutted to what it was before circa 1975/6 due to the actions of the current WSR PLC board as was and is over the last 15 months.
     
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    New era for the WSR & S&DJR. The times they are a-changin'.
     
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    Great to see the WSR back on its feet, one of the UK's best heritage railways.

    I watched the prompt 1000 departure this morning on the webcam, fantastic. Well done to all involved.

    Hope to get down once MD is open in July/August.
     
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