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Bridgnorth Turntable: 2010 onwards
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hunter_i



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the SVR website there are almost a dozen "friends" listed which seek donations from the membership and are presumably self financing. On the understanding that the Bridgnorth development plans already provide space for a turntable and if the Board had no objection to leaving that space available, why could not a properly constituted turntable fund seek donations for a series of progressive stages - examination of state of available turntables, site geology analysis, volunteer involvement, opportunities for civil engineering training/sponsorship etc.

If at any stage either lack of funding or other difficulties prevent further progress, then that fund would be in no worse position to any other stalled restoration of a carriage or new build loco. Indeed a partially constructed turntable pit could easily be converted into a duck pond as a symbol of sunken hopes. On the positive side such a new visitor attraction at Bridgnorth would offset the heavy engineering ambience a previous poster complained of.
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Graham



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier in this thread there was mention of a Bridgnorth Turntable Fund.
I can't find any mention of it anywhere else on the web.
Does anyone have any more information on the fund; How much they need to raise, how much they have raised so far, what is the current condition of the turntable, is it complete, etc.?
On a personal level, this is a project I would like to see progress, so at the very least, I can promise a page on svrwiki to help generate interest.
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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
Earlier in this thread there was mention of a Bridgnorth Turntable Fund. . . . . .. is it complete, etc.? . . . . .
It had some pieces removed from its storage location.
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Graham



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's an enigmatic reply.
Removed by scrap metal thieves?
Removed by SVR staff to a safer location or for use elsewhere?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Graham wrote:
Earlier in this thread there was mention of a Bridgnorth Turntable Fund.
I can't find any mention of it anywhere else on the web.
Does anyone have any more information on the fund; How much they need to raise, how much they have raised so far, what is the current condition of the turntable, is it complete, etc.?
On a personal level, this is a project I would like to see progress, so at the very least, I can promise a page on svrwiki to help generate interest.
I am very pleased to read the turntable features as an item in the 2016 Share offer as part of Phase two (subject to available funding) - the installation of a turntable in the locomotive yard which will allow locomotives to be turned in full view of passengers and onlookers.

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Reg. Razz
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geoffsvr



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is good news and apart from being a very useful asset to the railway, will provide a good spectacle for the public. The turntable at Minehead certainly attracts a lot of interest when it is operating. I wonder exactly where they are planning to install it?
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LMS2968



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Approximately where the Southern pacific boiler is currently stored, to the west of the south end of Platform 2.

Exactly how useful it will be is debatable: I cannot see the timetable allowing locos to be turned between trains at either end of the line.
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Robin



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The planning documents are on SVRLive.

http://www.svrlive.com/copy-of-bridgnorth-development

The proposed turntable location can be seen on this one.

http://media.wix.com/ugd/acbe94_0c5e32e024984277b963b663bad4da80.pdf
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geoffsvr



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robin wrote:
The planning documents are on SVRLive.

http://www.svrlive.com/copy-of-bridgnorth-development

The proposed turntable location can be seen on this one.

http://media.wix.com/ugd/acbe94_0c5e32e024984277b963b663bad4da80.pdf

Thanks for this info.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

u-tube video of the Bridgnorth turntable leaving Bristol Bath Road is at https://youtu.be/3Hnh0LJC_Qc or search Bridgnorth Turntable on u-tube
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