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West Somerset Railway Operations

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

  1. Robin Moira White

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    West Somerset Railway - Then, Then and Now (Again)

    Stogumber Station building 1972, 1991 and 2019

    A repeat of the first and last images from a few days ago but with the inclusion of Chris Osment’s image from 1991 which helps complete the time-line.

    Collection of Nick Jones / Chris Osment / Robin White

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  2. Robin Moira White

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    The Dunning-Kruger effect has some relevance.

    You have to admire his tenancity, though.

    Robin
     
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    To what end?
     
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    Spot on with KS. I certainly don’t admire him. Words useable here escape me!:Muted:
     
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    They are politicians in a local fashion. However politicians often look to take advantage when it suits them. Failure of the PLC might be seen to their advantage - especially raising support for their cause.
     
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    Whenever poor misguided Mr. De Mendoza dares to express an opinion via public media.

    Subscribers to National Preservation can be sure to later read an unpleasant slagging from the Yorkshire person.

    Yes! Mr. De Mendoza never gives up. But there is no need for the repeatedly posted insults towards Mr. De Mendoza that flow from the keyboard of the Yorkshire refugee.

    How much I fondly remember, in times past, the pleasure of reading through National Preservation during an era when the MRLG people quietly went about their hotel keeping and the Yorkshire person was banned from posting on National Preservation.

    Jamie Glover
     
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    Peter does go OTT sometimes does that go with his ethnicity?
     
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    Back in 2016 I started uploading all the Locomotive Crew data for the FR / WHR from the filing cabinet to an online cloud based solution. It took the best part of six months to do (sort of spare time project) and saw the best part of 7000 documents uploaded for the 135 locomotive crew that are present. For each practical exam there is the form filling that goes in to it, then two certificates - one to say it has taken place, the other being their certificate of competence. Then that goes on to a master sheet which automatically starts highlighting when people are coming to exam time.

    So splitting the departments in terms of inspectors isn't a bad idea. Of course, there is no reason why one department cannot highlight concerns to the other.
     
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    In these days of populism and unexpected outcomes it would be extremely complacent to disregard the activities of that group particularly if the plc is currently weak and also bearing in mind the underlying ownership of the route itself. Many people laughed at Boris Johnson and Michael Gove - but they are not laughing now. In these times what was yesterday's preposterous nonsense can become today's new reality.
    The day the Rail Link Group changes its slogan from "Minehead needs trains TO Taunton" to "Minehead needs trains FROM Taunton" they will need to be taken very seriously.
     
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    Once I had looked this up it was obvious one had to click the Like button
     
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    Local newspapers are on their last legs. They've pretty much given up on employing reporters and seeking out news. They rely on people like Mr Mendoza supplying them with click-bait for free.
     
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    But the Rail Link group are not really politicians, just a tiny pressure group with no money (they hope other people will spend a lot of money if they shout loudly enough), a website, and a journalist’s phone number.
     
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    Well that's you on his 'black list', assuming you, like a lot of posters in this thread (he rarely posts anywhere else) are not already there. :D
     
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    Kind of you to say.

    Always best to smile as you slip the knife between the ribs.

    See you in court...;)

    Robin
     
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    I prefer the Civil Service ethos - Smile on the face - Stab in the back !
     
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    Great railway visit and ride in 2010; spent ages watching 9351 on Minehead turntable.
     
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    Am surprised that no mention of the article in Heritage Railways on here.
    The PLC seemed to pull no punches.
    Very honest.
    Talk about washing your dirty laundry in public.
    It is a line in the sand that a lot of heritage lines need to be aware of.
    The world is changing.
     
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    The Heritage Railway article is available to read on the website.

    It certainly explains the situation with 4110 very clearly - the Directors never mind the company would have been in the Doo-Doo unless they did what they did

    But basically it has been a very close run thing
     
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