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West Somerset Railway Operations

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

  1. granmaree

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    Not quite,
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    Is that the somerset version of peter rabbit
     
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    Any news on Mayflower on 16th. Does it effect it now only BL to Watchet
     
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    what?
     
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    Because some people in this world, like me, have a weird sense of humour, especially where words that sound the same but are spelt differently get swapped over.
     
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    On http://www.uksteam.info/tours/ this train is shown as still running, and as running to Williton (tbc). I don't know whether 61306 will run through to Williton; may be replaced at BL.
     
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    News of the B1 from another thread. This may affect the tour on the 16th. <BJ>

    Steam Dreams, Chinnor - Weymouth, 61306, 04/04/19.
    Postponed due to unavailability of 61306.
    Mayflower has developed an issue with her boiler and cannot be repaired in time.
     
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    Ian, - I suspect we are being teased about recent past history. :)
     
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    Steam enthusiasts regenerate Captain, they don't die out and thus I fear diesel enthusiasts will not inherit the earth as you suggest.
    I cut my teeth as a young lad on diesel types including 'Peaks" but much prefer the experience of steam which I fear will last longer than the heritage diesels we currently have preserved.
     
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    The title not the contents of the book.
     
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    Does anybody have an idea what the visiting loco will be for this summer? I visited the line twice last summer, in early July and late August and travelled behind the US loco which was unique, loud but very tempremantak according to WSR staff. I also was very fortunate to travel behind Braunton in late August which was simply majestic! Will weight restrictions limit what locos will traverse the line over the forthcoming season?
     
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    Please stay here. You write good sense even if some of us don't always agree with you.
     
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    I'm not connected with the railway, so cannot say for sure, but I suspect that the intention will be to try to run the railway with what is available and avoid hiring in additional locos - that should mean the two Manors, Hall, 53809 and 9351, I think.. The NYMR managed to get through a season with just 4 engines a couple of years ago under more challenging circumstances (both the nature of the line and and meeting additional NR standards for Whitby running) so it should be possible> It does need a shed staff prepared to go the extra mile, though.
     
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    I would suggest that some/most/nearly all of you need to read the excellent article in the April Railway Magazine by Gary Boyd-Hope on the WSR entitled 'back from the brink'. Its no doubt available in all good WH Smith libraries - it really brings home how close (and certainly not out of the woods by any stretch of the imagination) the WSR recently came to not being there.
    Probably also explains in a roundabout way that the lack of variety or visiting locos is an absolute necessity - and if truth be told, would be very low down on any sane directors list.
     
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    Steam railway no?


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    My opinion only, but better article than Steam Railway, and somewhat closer to the knuckle, particularly on finance matters and how open the new Chairman was.
     
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    Ah thanks. Didn’t realise GBH wrote for them.


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