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    Newest level crossing

    I've been over the Downham market one hadn't realised it was that old thought that road was newer than that well you learn something every day
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    Looking to purchase a pacer for our heritage railway

    Isle of sodor railways perhaps :lol:
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    Looking to purchase a pacer for our heritage railway

    Why are the NVR now looking to acquire a pacer when they got rid of their 3 car 1st gen Dmu ? it wouldn't be able to run with Helga
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    The future does not look good for 141108

    I suspect that the one belonging to LSL is for his museum project at Margate so the broken gearbox won't matter as it is going to sit in a museum
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    Heritage railways that will probably be still running in 25 - 30 years time

    I'm sure I read that the railway in question wasn't quite aware of the true nature of the film but hey they are in Essex girl territory :lol:
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    Chester station evacuated 14/03/20

    If Fire and BTP on site sounds likely to be an engine fire then so evacuation would be due to fire/smoke hazard
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    Heritage railways that will probably be still running in 25 - 30 years time

    I personally think that the great bulk will survive because although there is an issue for some with attracting volunteers at the end of the day they are important tourist attractions and councils will want to keep that so will help out I think some have evolved into businesses anyway and if...
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    Mobility Scooters on Northern Question

    most mobility scooters can fold down the forward control column and the seat can be removed to reduce the footprint and some can be completely dismantled but the big ones are a problem someone once tried to get one into the back of my taxi even with the seats folded down it still wouldn't fit so...
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    Budget 2020 - Anything for Rail?

    It's tricky to have two different rates for alcohol duty how do you police it ?
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    Budget 2020 - Anything for Rail?

    I can't believe you've all missed the BIG ONE Red diesel subsidies will remain for farmers and rail operators
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    Hanson lost a cement wagon at Clitheroe !

    I have some photos on my computer here somewhere of a rake of similar wagons plus gronk derailed on the ketton branch I think those wagons are quite lightweight when empty
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    HS2 works unearth Stevenson designed turntable

    Don't think we have a section for railway Archaeology so lets try here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-51820160 HS2 work has unearthed an old Robert Stephenson-designed railway turntable in Birmingham. Excavations at the former Curzon Street station, which is set to be a new...
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    GCR Goods Galore March 28/29th

    only an hours drive for me BUT sorry only 1 diesel so won't bother
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    Heritage Railways and Mainline Freight

    probably when they were building the Lindsey to Buncefield oil pipeline I think in the early days there was still connections to the British sugar works but don't know if there was any traffic
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    Heritage Railways and Mainline Freight

    and Drax but only when operating on coal
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    Coronavirus virus effect on Heritage lines Summer 2020

    I would think so under standard consumer law
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    Wisbech-March line reopening cost increase to £200m

    Oh and most of the trackbed between Wisbech and Kings Lynn is long gone so not sure how you would put a tram line in going in that direction Wisbech may only be a smallish town but it is a Port and has a significant hinterland with quite a few large villages but a very unsuccessful football team
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    Wisbech-March line reopening cost increase to £200m

    I'm sure I read a couple of years ago that that section of trackbed was incorporated in plans for a new mixed use light industry/ housing estate but don't know if that was just a proposal or if the land was sold to the developer
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    Weardale Railway Diesel Gala April 17-19 Cancelled

    too far for me anyway but a shame for those local to the line
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    Coronavirus virus effect on Heritage lines Summer 2020

    All it would take is one sensationalist fleet street headline suggesting someone caught it on a heritage train and that would kill trade but we'll see. People seem to be avoiding going out at the moment but perhaps if this is thing is kept under control confidence will grow and things will get...

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