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« on: May 28, 2019, 01:37:21 pm »

3rd and 4th August 2019 - West Somerset Railway Steam Fayre - Norton Fitzwarren.   Looks like I might be there supporting the RailFuture stand ... and of course will be happy to see Coffee Shop members.   As I write, my heavier involvement with RailFuture (nationally) remains to be fully defined.  And there is a defined "piece" to write / contrast TravelWatch SouthWest, RailFuture and the Coffee Shop.

https://www.wsra.org.uk/the-steam-rally/
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2019, 06:16:43 am »

I will be on stand duty today from 12:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00. Do stop by and say "hi".
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« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 11:50:28 am »

Pictures from the fayre ...

Lots of people ...



... out to see lots of steam engines ...



... and go round stalls selling lots of interesting old things



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« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2019, 01:23:00 pm »

Indeed, I did visit but only rather briefly towards the end of the day. Beer and hog roast most enjoyable.
I am getting a bit past it for these events that involve a lot of walking and standing.
Still enjoyable though.
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A proper intercity train has a minimum of 8 coaches, gangwayed throughout, with first at one end, and a full sized buffet car between first and standard.
It has space for cycles, surfboards,luggage etc.
A 5 car DMU is not a proper inter-city train. The 5+5 and 9 car DMUs are almost as bad.
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