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by ttrains
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Generational Query
Replies: 11
Views: 11533

Re: Generational Query

Looks like the majority (in the Forum/online) seems to be pre-1968. And hands-on experience inside signal boxes--not something boys can dream of today. I wonder if the Society has recruited the first batch of privatisation-era colleagues brought up on Turbostars and Pendolini....
by ttrains
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO 2014 Index
Replies: 15
Views: 15588

Re: RO 2014 Index

The Branch Newsletter is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a means of disseminating information on matters related to the management of the Society to all branch officers. It has been in use for 14 years. B N Number 1 was issued in November 2000. It is left to branch chairman and secretaries t...
by ttrains
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RO 2014 Index
Replies: 15
Views: 15588

Re: RO 2014 Index

Given that not an insignificant number of readers of RO seem curious, is there any way we can see it online?

My hunch is that not everyone is necessarily opposed to the change, per se; but would like to see what sort of discussions went on--now that we are told about it in the RO.
by ttrains
Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Generational Query
Replies: 11
Views: 11533

Re: Generational Query

Thanks again, everyone, for your contributions. A bit more disclosure from me: having grown up around Tokyo in the 1970s, it was all bout high-density EMUs--and nothing else. Mainline steam disappeared by 1975 in Japan, but I never came close to them. My parents bought me books along the lines of "w...
by ttrains
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Generational Query
Replies: 11
Views: 11533

Re: Generational Query

Thank you for your replies thus far. Let's see if we can hear more.

It would be interesting to find out a bit more about the current demographics of the Society, as we frequently read about the need to increase membership, and to reach out to younger generations.

TTrains
by ttrains
Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Generational Query
Replies: 11
Views: 11533

Generational Query

Out of sheer curiosity, how many of us--in the Forum and the wider Society--have: (1) Picked up railway enthusiasm post-1968; and/or (2) Picked up railway enthusiasm much 'later', say, at the time of sectorisation? Dislosure: in my case, it is (1) but before (2)--albeit in a non-UK context. TTrains
by ttrains
Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 150
Views: 229504

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

'A full set of RO Ed Guidelines will be placed on the website when we conclude our review - hopefully in next month or two.'

Thank you. That should be very helpful.
by ttrains
Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 150
Views: 229504

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

By the way, where can we find the house style for RO?
by ttrains
Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dead or Dying Already?
Replies: 31
Views: 30744

Re: Dead or Dying Already?

Dear All, I am with BigMal442: I think it is going to take some time. Also, for those members with busy full time jobs and/or young families, oftentimes, branch fixtures might not be feasible (especially if one has to travel by train--though, I take it, none of the members will complain!) due to tim...
by ttrains
Mon Dec 01, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 150
Views: 229504

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

First of all, as someone who publishes articles and books for a living, I can imagine the hard work that goes into producing the RO every month. I also notice that the members--and the Editor--is asking for input and contributions from the younger generations. As someone working full time and with a...