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  Topic: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
Derby4

Replies: 22
Views: 1780

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:11 am   Subject: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
I havn't read the full documentation about the new franchise, but I wonder if the new people will put any pressure on Network Rail to look at the operating constraints on some of the services?

For ...
  Topic: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
Derby4

Replies: 22
Views: 1780

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:20 pm   Subject: London Midland contract award: 2015 - December 2017
If the new franchisees are having more rolling stock built, then that should --eventually--help with overcrowding.

I had this discussion a year or so ago with a senior LM official, and the answer t ...
  Topic: NYMR Large Lottery Award
Derby4

Replies: 3
Views: 376

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:08 am   Subject: NYMR Large Lottery Award
I suppose the recent vandalising of their teak set underlines the need for secure covered protection for their rolling stock. I didn't realise there was enough space at Pickering for a 40 carriage &qu ...
  Topic: NYMR - Vandalism on LNER teak set: 23 July 2017
Derby4

Replies: 11
Views: 976

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:26 am   Subject: NYMR - Vandalism on LNER teak set: 23 July 2017
Circa 26k raised by the appeal as of this morning.

My modest contribution on its way.

As mentioned above, thank goodness for our carriage shed.

Rob
  Topic: NYMR - Vandalism on LNER teak set: 23 July 2017
Derby4

Replies: 11
Views: 976

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:20 pm   Subject: NYMR - Vandalism on LNER teak set: 23 July 2017
Very sad business.
I guess the setting up of an appeal implies that the NYMR do not have insurance cover that will meet the cost of repair.
  Topic: GWR 0-6-0ST 813
Derby4

Replies: 63
Views: 22783

PostForum: Motive Power - Steam   Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:26 pm   Subject: GWR 0-6-0ST 813
813 found itself on footplate experience duty yesterday after the failure of the "Manor" which started Saturday on said FE duty.
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
Derby4

Replies: 917
Views: 270136

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:57 pm   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
Share issue now at 1.4 million, as per the Registrars yesterday.
  Topic: GWR Collett 0-6-2T 6634
Derby4

Replies: 103
Views: 65282

PostForum: Motive Power - Steam   Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:13 am   Subject: GWR Collett 0-6-2T 6634
Is 6634, or at least the rolling chassis, still at Bridgnorth?

Rob
  Topic: 10 years on from floods, BBC TV local news
Derby4

Replies: 3
Views: 295

PostForum: In the Media   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:05 pm   Subject: 10 years on from floods, BBC TV local news
I suppose it is ironic that ten years on the SVR is faced with a new substantial embankment slip, apparently geology-related. The report from Mr Bond did raise the question as to whether this work cou ...
  Topic: 10 years on from floods, BBC TV local news
Derby4

Replies: 3
Views: 295

PostForum: In the Media   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:54 pm   Subject: 10 years on from floods, BBC TV local news
Live report from Highley, and coverage of a special train hauled by 7714 for those involved with the recovery work ten years ago.
Included interviews with Mike Ball, Mick York, and Keith Brown, and w ...
  Topic: Class 09 Shunter D4013 (08845 / 09107)
Derby4

Replies: 6
Views: 440

PostForum: Motive Power - Diesel   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:26 pm   Subject: Class 09 Shunter D4013 (08845 / 09107)
Reported on SVRlive as a new arrival for restoration.

Will this be dual braked? ( with the Kidderminster work for Belmond in mind)
  Topic: Fire reports
Derby4

Replies: 57
Views: 19119

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:51 am   Subject: Fire reports
....and the rains came...!

Seriously though, talking to a Herefordshire farmer who came out a couple of days ago to collect a bee swarm from the hedge in my garden, he was absolutely desperate for ...
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
Derby4

Replies: 917
Views: 270136

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Fri May 05, 2017 2:55 pm   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
The words "light" and "bushel" come to mind, Patrick.

I would have thought that the bricklaying ceremony would have warranted a post on the SVR facebook page, (last entry 25th A ...
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
Derby4

Replies: 917
Views: 270136

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 5:13 pm   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
The teatime Midlands Today report was slightly different to the lunchtime one, and featured an on-train interview with a Gent involved at the point where demolition contractors were about to start.
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  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
Derby4

Replies: 917
Views: 270136

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:01 pm   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment
BBC Midlands Today lunchtime news currently available on BBC Iplayer, report starts at 4 minutes in, and includes interviews with Keith Beddoes and Nick Paul.
Excellent publicity.
 
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