I'm reasonably certain the M&GNJRS have one in the Holt museum, although I don't know if it's on display.
It's IIRC local & a relatively recently acquisition, although I can't find it online at the minute....
You're thinking of the sand drag protecting the single line section of Largin / St. Pinnock viaducts.
Search for Largin Catch Points and the Sand Drag in page, there's no way to link halfway down.
(Whether it's true or...
Llangollen IIRC, but whether that was the railway themselves or an owner I don't know offhand.
E1668E, so it's actually a Thompson, but pretty much the same difference.
(n.b. I'm a M&GNJRS member and I suppose interested party, as opposed...
Whilst making no accusations, remember that it's easy to do a skin deep cosmetic restoration & leave significant unresolved issues under the surface.
Case in point is the Gresley brake we bought at the NNR a few years back. This was supposed to be structurally and externally largely complete...
At the risk of wondering futher and further off-topic, higher voltage wasn't exclusive to Hornby and the APT.
Some of the early 90s Bachmann controllers went up to 17v
Mix that with an ex-Mainline split chassis, and you tended to get the magic smoke quite quickly.... (serious overheating...
This is the usual summer Friday diesel running resuming.
I'd expect another to be announced very soon :)
As I understand it, it's never been about just diesel running, but also allows retention etc. for when the diesels are actually needed.
In that vicinity, the Bodmin & Wenford has said to members that they are not re-opening until Christmas at the earliest.
Basically, I think all announcing any form of reopening have compartment stock available & a significant summer timetable to reduce.
Reminds me of a trip on the Bodmin and Wenford a couple of years ago, where we managed to chase a deer with a Prarie most of the way up the bank from Parkway :p
Trouble there is that you *really* don't want to stop in a steamer halfway up, as restarting can be near impossible,
Depends what you classify as a season ticket.
Plenty of preserved lines offer memberships (often of varying grades) with travel perks attached, upto and including galas etc.
For example, many years ago I paid a not insignificant sum for a Premier Life membership of the M&GNJRs (supporting...
29th (or thereabouts IIRC) for Part 2.
I concur the other two parts of the tone test were OK, but not counting any chickens here!
Especially as 2 of our morning failures were railway peeps, so anyone can fail at anything......
Passed the morning of stage 1 (3 of 7 didn't!), now anxiously awaiting the results of the afternoon session, which they tell me might be tomorrow or monday.
At least hopeful here, although the two tone counting was nasty......
Absolutely attending :)
Probably will go nowhere, but this would be my dream job off Bury or Crown Point.
Minor kerfuffle getting the day off work, but nothing major. More of a pig getting up at 6AM to get the train from Norwich as I usually work lates, but these things are sent to try us.....