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West Somerset Railway Operations

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

  1. Gladiator 5076

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    Could be me and my wife you are talking about, except in our case it is how would the Swanage to Wareham service stack up against a free bus pass and now only £10 of Tesco vouchers to get a Senior Railcard. It is of course an issue that any network connected heritage line needs to crack.
     
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    Having spent yesterday on the railway (from Yorkshire)for D7018 I saw no mention anywhere of the track appeal .In comparison when NYMR had it bridge and wheel appeal a few years ago you couldn't escape the rattled bucket under your nose on every trip.One was excessive ,the other not enough.
     
  3. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Nat Pres stalwart

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    Part of the reason might be that I, and a number of others, including the industry newspaper ‘Railnews’ have repeatedly tried to explain reality to MRLG but they don’t want to listen. Their unfocused fantasies are a distraction.

    Robin
     
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    Greenway Part of the furniture

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    I know, and their progress is not very noticeable. But hostility often has a habit of bouncing back. I believe that it has and it could be a reason for some of the reticence to support the line.
     
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    When patient, private, painstaking, professional advice and assistance is rebuffed, in favour of fantasy, what more can be done?
     
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    Little of topic but does anyone know when the next edition of the Taunton to Barnstaple line book, vol3 i believe is out .
     
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    Bit of a bias methinks towards destinations starting with W...........
     
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    Oddly enough my local commuter rail line has 5 out of 8!

    Lowell
    North Billerica
    Wilmington
    Woburn
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    Winchester
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    & Boston North Station.

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    Grandad & I would have a day in Watchet for three & fourpence ha'penny (or 17p if you prefer).
     
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    As posted up on the Cabinet Office by Harold Macmillan:-

    "Quiet calm deliberation disentangles every knot"
     
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    I visited yesterday with 4 rakes out (D7018 covering the DMU diagram), of 3,5,6,7 coaches. At Minehead I could see the following coaches not in use -

    BG (which is nearing service) on shed
    a BSO (in crimson/cream) on shed
    2 TSO (1 in crimson/cream), both in the bay siding
    SK in the bay siding

    Anybody know if these carriages are available for traffic at all? I'm assuming the BSO is as the BSK has only just re-entered.
     
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    Were some of the trains overcrowded?
     
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    Norton Fitzwarren foot bridge.....
     
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    There are obviously some on here with computer skills,who could be more helpful with some things if they wanted to do something positive.......
     
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    I ended up doing a Jeremy on one of the Hymek runs.
    It would have been nice to have had a 4th carriage.
     
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    Another 'holier than thou' post. This situation is partly of your own making. A lot of us were very active with (quote) 'our sleeves rolled up and putting our money where our mouths were' before being ridiculed in the rush for the Association to take over volunteer recruitment and management earlier this year. Several derisory personal emails were highly critical of the volunteer system and so many others 'knew better'. In 2018 I did make contributions to the railway totalling £1,600, of which two were personally acknowledged by your fellow Trustee, Robin, who occasionally also takes the 'holier than thou' approach.

    I have now retired from all my part-time paid roles and have time available. I am therefore making this public offer of my services once again to the West Somerset Railway based on almost 25 years of volunteer recruitment and management in various organisations. There would be a need for a full and frank discussion with all concerned to establish a basis. Over to you...….

    One thing that would help in clarity to everyone is an answer to the question - 'How many new volunteers have been recruited via the WSRA since it took over responsibility earlier this year.

    Mel Hillman
     
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    Interesting, adds to my comment at #21187
     
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    Trains going from Waterloo to Guildford used to pass through six "W"s in a row - Walton-on-Thames, Weybridge, West Weybridge, West Byfleet, Woking and Worplesdon before West Weybridge was re-named Byfleet & New Haw. My late lamented local line the Cuckoo Line, had three "fields" in a row (Rotherfield, Mayfield, Heathfield) and then four consecutive "Hs"s (Heathfield Horam, Hellingly and Hailsham) and would have had a fifth (Hampden Park) had not Polegate been in the way.
    Sorry for thread drift!
     
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    In London you can do ten of the same letter in a row, but you have to be careful how you phrase the claim to avoid being misleading.
     

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