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« Reply #90 on: November 16, 2017, 09:50:40 pm »

Looks like the GWSR board has had a change of mind regarding the Broadway cafe according to their boardroom blog and the Broadway Station Rebuild blog.
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« Reply #91 on: November 17, 2017, 11:19:05 am »

Looks like the GWSR board has had a change of mind regarding the Broadway cafe according to their boardroom blog and the Broadway Station Rebuild blog.

They have acted as all good boards of trustees should act, they looked at the commercial viability of a café and made a proposal, however they have been willing to take on board the views of the volunteers building Broadway and in my view have agreed to a café provided a case can be made for its staffing etc.

I for one look forward to sitting at Broadway café and having a coffee, a slice of cake and a sandwich
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« Reply #92 on: November 18, 2017, 12:36:59 am »

In polite circles, one partakes of the sandwich first, followed (perhaps) by a slice of cake.  Wink

Best wishes to the Broadway café, anyway!  Cheesy

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« Reply #94 on: December 23, 2017, 11:06:13 pm »

The first works train reaches Broadway station. Fantastic achievement for a heritage line - on time and on budget with most of the track laid with continuous welded rail to a very high standard. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGU4TTG5YTE&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #95 on: December 24, 2017, 08:32:35 am »

The first works train reaches Broadway station. Fantastic achievement for a heritage line - on time and on budget with most of the track laid with continuous welded rail to a very high standard. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGU4TTG5YTE&feature=youtu.be

...wot, no hard hats, goggles etc....... Roll Eyes Wink
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« Reply #96 on: December 24, 2017, 10:13:54 pm »

Perhaps GWSR aught to be encouraged to bid for the GWR (Great Western Railway) franchise
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« Reply #97 on: December 25, 2017, 09:19:28 am »

The first works train reaches Broadway station. Fantastic achievement for a heritage line - on time and on budget with most of the track laid with continuous welded rail to a very high standard. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGU4TTG5YTE&feature=youtu.be

...wot, no hard hats, goggles etc....... Roll Eyes Wink

Goggles are used for rail cutting etc. and there are plenty of hard hats if needed. Which for watching a train go into a station they aren't !

FYI (for your information) from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) site
"If there is no risk of injury to the head, then hard hats are not required by law."  Smiley
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« Reply #98 on: December 25, 2017, 11:08:22 am »

The first works train reaches Broadway station. Fantastic achievement for a heritage line - on time and on budget with most of the track laid with continuous welded rail to a very high standard. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGU4TTG5YTE&feature=youtu.be

...wot, no hard hats, goggles etc....... Roll Eyes Wink

Goggles are used for rail cutting etc. and there are plenty of hard hats if needed. Which for watching a train go into a station they aren't !

FYI (for your information) from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) site
"If there is no risk of injury to the head, then hard hats are not required by law."  Smiley

It was a joke that obviously backfired in your case.  I've worked on the track for the past 49 years and have only been hit on the head once and that was by a flying rolled up newspaper hurled out of a delayed train window by some frustrated commuter.  In the first 18 years of my career never wore a hard hat once (just a wooly one!).
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« Reply #99 on: December 25, 2017, 11:51:51 am »

Apologies if I took your comment the wrong way.  Smiley

Actually I too used to wear a hard had on my 10 years on P.Way - and it didn't save a single accident but was a huge pain in the arse when clipping up track because it kept falling off !

Anyway have a great Christmas and its certainly great news that the GWR (Great Western Railway)  are in Broadway.
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« Reply #100 on: December 25, 2017, 07:18:26 pm »

I used to wear a hard hat underground. Without it, I wouldn't have hit my head on the roof so much, but it was handy for holding my lamp.
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« Reply #101 on: December 25, 2017, 07:24:08 pm »

I once worked on a tunneling site - not high enough to stand up in. There was a doorway part way along installed for possible airlock if needed (never was), and once I walked straight into it (bent over so straight on top of my head) quite hard.  Very grateful for hard hat then!
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« Reply #102 on: December 25, 2017, 09:26:53 pm »

I used to wear a hard hat underground. Without it, I wouldn't have hit my head on the roof so much, but it was handy for holding my lamp.

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« Reply #103 on: January 11, 2018, 05:00:10 pm »

Regulars or occasional visitors to the railway may have noticed, as have I, the component parts of a steam loco that has sat on wagons on the north headshunt from Toddington for a very long time and wondered what it was there for and what was going to be done with it.
Well, according to the GWSR Broadway extension blog it's No 76077 in dismantled kit form which is now moving to proper restoration. More details are also on the GWSR Steam Loco blog but it only had a short working life before retirement and so is actually in remarkably good nick. Nice to see an old loco being restored in what may be a relatively short while.
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« Reply #104 on: January 12, 2018, 12:30:46 pm »

Nice to see an old loco being restored in what may be a relatively short while.

What, under 15 years maybe?
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