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West Somerset Railway Operations

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

  1. Pewsey Beaste

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    I look forward to seeing the New triangle at Norton.


    The HOBC (or the track laying equivalent) was hard at work all last night again in Pewsey. For all the din (Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, Whir, whoosh, Beep - Beep, Whir, whoosh, Beep - Beep, thump, thump, thump, etc..... ) it makes it is still nice to know that the B&H line is receiving a great deal of investment; moreover, it is a definite bonus that the WSR is benefiting from our collective insomnia! =D>
     
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    The story about High Wycombe station is very interesting, would love to see that at the WSR
     
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    Ar, there be a lot of negociatin' to do yet me 'ansum, it be a few yers orf ar recun.
     
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  5. The first (western) chord is all but complete, and with a tad more ballasting at the western extremity, is ready for the HOBC on a regular basis; the underbase of the eastern chord embankment is in place; the Barney branch is cleared of all vegetation.

    The excess clean, recycled aggregates are still available see http://www.wsra.org.uk/aggregates/...

    WSW
     
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    its apparently the neighbour causing grief from what i was told as apparently its their fence at the bottom of the garden and they didnt want it removed, i spose thats fair as it would need to be taken out every wekend during the summer
     
  8. Work due to have started yesterday on the second road and new pit at Lydeard...

    WSW
     
  9. gwr4090

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    For those who may be interested, the West Somerset Railway plc has now published a Consultation Document soliciting discussion and comment on proposed future developments, in preparation for the Company's next five year business plan (2008-2013). The document is available at:
    http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/ ... r_plan.pdf

    David
     
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    A very good and interesting read. Thank you for highlighting it as it provides a very interesting insight into the future of the WSR.
     
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    Is this more what you were expecting?

    http://www.wsr.org.uk/cgi-bin/pixpage3. ... ewspix&j=1[/quote:23qxumt2]


    Ahhh - Fantastic!

    That's more like it. :)

    :smt023
     
  15. Is this more what you were expecting?

    http://www.wsr.org.uk/cgi-bin/pixpage3. ... ewspix&j=1[/quote:1elnu9l1]


    Ahhh - Fantastic!

    That's more like it. :)

    :smt023[/quote:1elnu9l1]

    Sorry about my "dynamic" URLs such as above which are not guaranteed to result in the piccie you once saw. I have recently added some code on the page that can be copied to the clipboard and pasted into various websites such as this one taken from the worksite crane cab, which will result in the required image and copyright note being shown:

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    A picture from http://www.wsr.org.uk © Bryan Evans

    News about the return of the turntable itself is on the news page at http://www.wsr.org.uk

    WSW
     
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    noooooooooooooooo
    wrong picture it was surposed to be of the turntable ](*,)

    ill do the code from the bottom from now on
     
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    Recent photgraphs on wsr.org show the "first movement" --a well-loaded pump trolley--over the small part of the Barnstaple branch recently relaid at Norton.

    Looking at the photographs, surely a pump trolley is an instrument of torture bound to give you a very bad back?

    Anyone on here have personal experience of operating one of these machines?

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    Yes thankyou Bill, but my question was about the "quality" of the excercise, or rather what state your back is in after a pump trolley run, given the rather awkward-looking bending stance necessary.

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