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West Somerset Railway Operations

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

  1. The Dainton Banker

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    The Atmospheric was very good while it ran. It was fast for its time, smooth and clean. The failure was in the technology : too much leakage from the vacuum pipes, which could be easily overcome with modern synthetics. In fact, there are several modern versions operating, albeit over short distances.
     
  2. MellishR

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    So it evidently does satisfy ORR as suitable for passenger trains.
     
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    simon Resident of Nat Pres

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    I'm not sure they are too happy as it was the cause of at least one derailment in the recent past.
     
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    It's a optical illusion. The rail you see is actually the six-foot side rail, not the platform side rail. There's another rail (hard to see) nearer the platform. A dark line of weeds in between the two tracks gives the impression of a running rail but it's not!

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  5. I agree the first one is a very fine pic - but it is not broad gauge ;)

    The last one (the smaller one) - anyone spot what is approaching yet?

    Steve
     
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    One of the MRLG's fabled commuter trains?

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    Ah, yes, now you've pointed it out I can just make out the actual running rails.
     
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    Robin Moira White Resident of Nat Pres

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    Many bridges and like structures have a version.

    Robin
     
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    Ah, it was the wide spacing of the sleepers that fooled me.
     
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    West Somerset Railway - Then and Now

    As a variation on the theme, a snap of the modified old Blue Anchor - Williton train staff brought back into use for the short period of running only to Watchet at the start of this season.

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    Autumn?
     
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    Weeds!
     
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    Thank you Ian, I have a well thumbed copy of your book.
     
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    The Broad gauge display was refurbished with new signage under my tenure as SM at CH and has remained there. The other part of the fairly extensive track display was removed at the time and as far as I know the intention was that at some point in the future would form part of a museum display elsewhere on WSR.
     
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    A diesel crept under the bridge?
     
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    25 059? (assuming the picture dates from March 1975?)
     
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    Good afternoon, don’t Suppose any one knows which steam loco in use for next weekend opening. Thanks.


    Looking forward to Mayflower visiting on the 16th April.
     
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    Hopefully these beauties take the line to the left sometime this year and visit the WSR, diesel gala would be perfect.

    50049/07 pass Norton Fitzwarren on the London Paddington to Penzance rail tour 23/03/19

    My photo.
     
  19. Not 1975...a little earlier...

    Steve
     
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    What pair the Engine up with the coach or get some PR on the BBC

    You would need to be proactive to do that then but Now Maybe things will change?!!
     

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