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West Somerset Railway Operations

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

  1. DragonHandler

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    Looks like this could possibly be a good PR opportunity for the railway, but it's probably better to send it direct to the PLC's commercial and/or PR people rather than post it here where they might not see it.
     
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    Yes, I'll do that but hopefully it will be of interest to all the other, several, restoration groups on the WSR.
     
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    I was interested to see what sort of locomotive is a T3 and whether she was a LSWR 4-4-0, so I went to the Swanage Railway website and could find no mention of the T3 or the appeal, until I put "T3" into the search box. Even then, whilst an article told me about the loco and the appeal, there was no obvious way that I could donate, so the WSR isn't the only one.
     
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    The Swanage Railway Trust run all the donations probably for gift aid reasons, the T3 appeal is on the Trust's website. The company's website should direct donors to the Trust

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    All I got was a blank page.....
     
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    It's a PDF document so your device/computer may have downloaded it.
     
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    Just adding to that: depending which browser you use, somewhere among the menus you should find downloads. With an appropriate add-on your browser should open PDFs itself, avoiding the need to go into downloads.
     
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    Indeed. And it's what the railway and it supporters need.
     
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    It is available on the Swanage Railway website. Click: Useful info, support us, support us by one of our appeals, T3 appeal info. <BJ>
     
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    Nice bit of clever 'spin' by JJP before the WSR PLC AGM. And how he values the volunteers!

    Except the debacle of 4110 - which alienated a core element of the volunteers.

    And if JJP valued volunteers so much as per his 'spin' letter, he could provide all volunteers again with proper HR Policies that were removed ad hoc earlier this year by JJP, preventing one footplate volunteer from pursuing a grievance.

    Cheers,

    Julian
     
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    There you go again. You seem to be carrying out a personal vendetta against JJP here. Surely the place to raise these matters is at the AGM and not on Nat Pres. Lets here something constructive from you for a change. The WSR will definately not survive on your constant negativity.

    Peter
     
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    I was wondering how long it would be before the negative comments about JJP's letter were made here.
     
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    Except that to attend the AGM you have to be a shareholder.

    I doubt very much that an individual who constantly criticises our Railway and its Chairman has ever purchased shares.
     
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    You can say similar about nick813. It would help others form a better opinion if they said why they are so antagonistic, instead of just carping all the time.
     
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    Life would indeed be much better all round if everyone could be much more open about what is happening, and why, to include a high level communication stream with the WSR community using its own links rather than Nat Pres.

    People seem not to notice that this thread is supposed to be about WSR Operations. It really is in stark contrast to discussions that take place on other heritage railway threads.
     
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    I note another set of photos of the relay work on the website, good to see and looks to be of a good quality.

    However one point I feel I should mention. In the attached photo
    http://www.wsr.org.uk/2019/12/008.jpg
    At the joint between the Flat Bottom rail and the Bull Head rail you have Timber sleepers one side of the joint and Concrete the other.
    To comply with standards you should have 2 sleepers of the same material either side of the joint.
    Either Concrete or Timber in this case. See PWI Handbook p158 para 8, 2, 17
    Personally I would insert 2 Timbers to replace 2 concretes which can be reinserted later on the relay of the BH track in the future.
    Unless you are going to continue relaying from this point in the very near future.
     
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