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  Topic: Steam locomotive mileages

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PostForum: Motive Power - Steam   Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:12 pm   Subject: Steam locomotive mileages
Bear in mind that the mileages in SVR News pre-2005 included main line operations as well as domestic services. Locos like Taw Valley and UoSA in particular would account for quite a lot of the excess ...
  Topic: SVRLive website

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PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:42 pm   Subject: SVRLive website
Patrick - as mentioned in another thread, the news item should read Kent and East Sussex, not East Somerset. Robin
  Topic: Class 55 D9016 Gordon Highlander

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PostForum: Motive Power - Diesel   Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:16 pm   Subject: Class 55 D9016 Gordon Highlander
An update from the owner:

A figure has been agreed which I consider is a realistic amount, truly reflecting the historical value of ‘Royal Scots Grey’ and ‘Gordon Highlander’ which includes all spa ...
  Topic: SVR locomotives on tour

Replies: 8
Views: 611

PostForum: Motive Power - Steam   Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:13 pm   Subject: SVR locomotives on tour
813 is going to the KESR to assist with their Santas according to a posting on the National Preservation Forum.
  Topic: Old films of the SVR

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PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:32 pm   Subject: Old films of the SVR
According to a display board in The Engine House, Joe also appeared with 80079 in an episode of Game For A Laugh in 1981. I can't find any further details on that. Does anyone know any more about it? ...
  Topic: KVWR Gin Tasting Express

Replies: 5
Views: 580

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:05 pm   Subject: KVWR Gin Tasting Express
You could have 7714 and 1501 as a Pannier Tanqueray.
  Topic: SVRLive website

Replies: 158
Views: 25439

PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:34 pm   Subject: SVRLive website
Bridgnorth Development page, update on 3 November is signed 'Bridgnorth Prject Team'.
  Topic: Steam Crane RS38 'Toby Giblets'

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PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:20 pm   Subject: Steam Crane RS38 'Toby Giblets'
I've often wondered, why "Toby Giblets"?

DaveBFrom another thread on this forum:Is the 6 ton crane the one known as Tony Gibletts?

What is the origin of the name?

It's Toby Jiblets ...
  Topic: Mainline - Railgrinder to SVR

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PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:10 pm   Subject: Mainline - Railgrinder to SVR
Comments on another photo published say "The Network Rail rail grinding units were DR79301, DR79302, DR79303 and DR79304." so I reckon that answers the question.
Yes, that is correct. DR79 ...
  Topic: Old photos - Dowles Bridge & the Tenbury line

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PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:58 pm   Subject: Old photos - Dowles Bridge & the Tenbury line
Cleobury Mortimer, undated, and no explanation of why all the doors are open lots of smartly dressed men are getting off at ground level and walking back to the platform either.
Probably the SLS Spec ...
  Topic: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards

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PostForum: General Forum   Posted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:30 pm   Subject: Bridgnorth Station redevelopment: 2012 onwards
If the full share offer amount is not raised, does anyone happen to know which of the other aims (after the station building) will take precedence? -Turntable or car-park improvement/extension?
I for ...
  Topic: Old photos - Highley

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Views: 1644

PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:49 pm   Subject: Old photos - Highley
I note that several of the coal wagons in the yard have their side doors open, and that one appears to be partly unloaded. Would this be for railway use (e.g. the signal box), or did a coal merchant o ...
  Topic: Carriage questions. 25771 and the Shrewsbury Saloon

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PostForum: Rolling Stock   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:55 pm   Subject: Carriage questions. 25771 and the Shrewsbury Saloon
Hugh McQuade's article in SVR News 155 referred to its role as District Civil Engineer's mobile offices, however a letter from David Giddins in SVR News 154 referred to the 'Manager's Saloon'. I've up ...
  Topic: Old photos - Ironbridge

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PostForum: Photographic Section   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:13 pm   Subject: Old photos - Ironbridge
Yes, not the first time I've been caught out by a modern B&W photo. See Danny's post above.
I've now edited the caption, although was it 2009 or 2016?2009. ...
  Topic: Bewdley road closures 24 September 2017 (Gala weekend)

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PostForum: SVR Special Events   Posted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:47 pm   Subject: Bewdley road closures 24 September 2017 (Gala weekend)
No problem, from the north they can use the overflow carpark which is larger and accessed from Rufford Road, which you can get to from Lye, Dudley, Stourbridge town centre and anywhere else to the nor ...
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