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West Somerset Railway General Discussion

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

  1. Gladiator 5076

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    A better question is to and from Whitby I think.
    Based on my webcam watching the Whitby trains have been well loaded compared to the purely internal trains this year.
    I am sure the NYMR has a good handle on it, but may not want to share at the moment.
     
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    I've got to be honest, driving around Leeds I've noticed absolutely no difference during the train strikes. That's with Arriva on strike too...
     
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    Yes I think the days when rail strikes could have a profound impact on the general public are now well and truly over. What with COVID etc people have now learnt to become agile, whether working from home or what ever.
     
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    Absolutely, though Whitby is a destination in it's own right and I'm going to go out on a limb and suppose most visitors arrive by car. Actually, after I posted I wondered whether the line's "dining" and "non-dining" markets are noticeably different.
     
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    It is my understanding that the NYMR's Whitby traffic is to the coast rather than from it. Persuading people to travel from Whitby is a challenge that is yet to be overcome. I'm not sure what the question/statement about dining and non-dining services is alluding to!
     
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    The NYM's dining services get much mention on this thread. I was merely wondering whether the demographic was the same as for general services. The tone of many posts seems to suggest Whitby isn't quite all it perhaps ought to be.

    Maybe the local council might look at "twinning" it with Blaenau Ffestiniog?
     
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    Am I looking at the wrong thread?
     
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    Maybe WSR posts have migrated to the NYMR thread. ;)

    Dave B
     
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    Yes ..... sorry 'bout that. You know how it is sometimes ..... :Pompus:
     
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    Yes, but the normal discussion is having a summer holiday a couple of hours down the A35 ;)

    Tom
     
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    Welcome to NatPres. Where the thread topic doesn't matter and the fundraising numbers are made up.
     
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    Sure do. With all that is going on in the world, it is not a disaster!
     
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    Saw a class 33 hauled freight on the webcam @ Blue Anchor & Minehead earlier today which was a pleasant surprise.

    Ben
     
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    It was being used for driver and guard training. It will also run Wednesday and Thursday.
     
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    Many thanks for the reply Ian, will keep an eye out for it again today.

    Kind regards

    Ben
     
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    Copy & Paste from WSHRT FB page:

    The Heritage Trust is looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and organised individual to take responsibility for managing its Heritage Carriages Project.
    The Project, which is based at Williton, is entirely run by volunteers and this post is also being offered on a voluntary basis. Following a formal review of its heritage carriages fleet, this is an exciting time at which to join the Trust and to get involved in the restoration of up to 11 historic GWR vehicles.
    For further information and informal discussion, please contact Mike Thompson, Trust Chairman either at
    michaelhthompson@hotmail.com or on 07384-307813.
    For a copy of the job description and person specification, please contact Steve Williams, Company Secretary at steve@williamsemail.uk or on 07748-637209.
    The closing date for receipt of CVs is Friday 15th July 2022. These should be sent to Steve Williams at the above email address.
     
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    During the last few years' squabbles, one of many criticisms was that the WSHRT was leaving its coaches to rot. I wonder whether a new person in charge of that will do any better.
     
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    Since the formal review must’ve decided to continue the project one’d hope the trust will also, in support of the new project-manager, be developing a long-term strategy to raise enough external funding and put in place whatever else is required to see it through. And a shed.
     
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