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1  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Where were PhilWakely and bignosemac yesterday, 13th October 2021 on: October 15, 2021, 09:25:23 am
Woolwich ?
2  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Where is the Bicester (village) level crossing controlled from? on: October 12, 2021, 10:27:28 am
I would suspect that it is worked from Marylebone North Panel.
3  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Aberthaw Power Station and Decarbonisation on: September 18, 2021, 08:17:02 am
I hope that top connection to the tee arm is stronger than it looks. The engineer-bit in me senses two single points of failure.
4  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Only connect on: September 17, 2021, 09:28:19 am
1: 1994, the fourth derailment at Morpeth, Northumberland - 1992 was a collision between two trains.
5  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Only connect on: September 17, 2021, 09:12:14 am
... (One each please)

Is this a continuous restriction, or does the 24 hour override apply?
6  Sideshoots - associated subjects / The Lighter Side / Re: Only connect on: September 14, 2021, 03:45:58 pm
5: DBG - Mottisfont & Dunbridge - next station in alphabetical order
7  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: Bristol to Gatwick - Fares advice on: September 05, 2021, 11:03:20 am
Avanti West Coast….

A poor replacement for Virgin West Coast in my experience. Will be looking for alternative providers to Manchester and the north west in the future.
8  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway History and related topics / Re: Horse drawn stagecoach to Minehead. on: September 02, 2021, 08:44:45 am
I don't know about Minehead, but when I worked in Elko in northeast Nevada in the early noughties, I learned that the very last stagecoach robbery in the old West occurred nearby at Jarbidge in 1916. I told the tale to my grandmother who was aged six at the time.
9  All across the Great Western territory / Across the West / Re: Shortage of train crews on Great Western Railway since September 2017 - ongoing discussion on: August 22, 2021, 07:55:37 am
irony
/ˈʌɪrəni/
noun
1.   the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.

hyperbole
/hʌɪˈpəːbəli/

noun:
1.   exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.

Both humorous devices to get across a serious point.
10  All across the Great Western territory / Fare's Fair / Re: Melksham to Birmingham International, Day Return, 1st September 2021 on: August 18, 2021, 11:54:00 am
If routing via Oxford, I would suggest you split at Banbury.
11  All across the Great Western territory / Buses and other ways to travel / Re: UK's rude place names to be toured by man on moped on: August 17, 2021, 09:22:14 am
Magpie Lane in Oxford had some colourful names in years past.
12  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Railway History and related topics / Re: Langport Railway Hotel Swing Bridge on: August 16, 2021, 08:29:09 am
It can be seen here on Google Streetmap
13  All across the Great Western territory / The Wider Picture in the United Kingdom / Re: Rail connection to Europe - a green gateway opportunity being missed? on: August 10, 2021, 08:07:15 pm
I am surprised the ERG hasn't called for the tunnel's closure.
14  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Heritage railway lines, Railtours, other rail based attractions / Re: Cholsey and Wallingford Railway - between Didcot Parkway and Reading on: August 09, 2021, 03:08:59 pm
A bit of searching on The CWR (Continuously Welded Rail) Signalling website yields the following:

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The railway is one of only a few heritage lines in the country to cross a main road.
The CWR in preservation form pre-dates the road, and as part of the agreement to build the Wallingford By-Pass, it was agreed that Oxfordshire Highways would be responsible for all maintenance of the crossing through Oxfordshire county council (OCC).  OCC have a contract with Network Rail for all maintenance of the crossing.

i.e. No maintenance burden for the railway. Good!

So it seems to be another job for the Orange Army. Well they better arrive soon because OCC says on their roads website that the lights are only there until 18th August. I expect an alteration to that timing soon.
15  Sideshoots - associated subjects / Heritage railway lines, Railtours, other rail based attractions / Re: Cholsey and Wallingford Railway - between Didcot Parkway and Reading on: August 07, 2021, 03:43:02 pm
Is any Cholsey and Wallingford Railway member at liberty to tell us what is happening with the Wallingford Bypass Level Crossing which is in obvious need of repair? Hence the tidal flow road traffic lights.  As the railway came first, I am assuming that it is the responsibility of the local authority to make good the collapsed road surface.

I also noticed today there was a railway crossing keeper and what looked like an operator for the traffic lights as the railway looks to be in operation.
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