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by windsor_lad
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Storm Doris
Replies: 8
Views: 17964

Re: Storm Doris

At 09.00 local radio reported that there were no services between Reading and Guildford due to a tree that had fallen and blocked the line.
by windsor_lad
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER
Replies: 5
Views: 13296

43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER

Can anyone advise how I could obtain an 'OO' scale model of 43014 THE RAILWAY OBSERVER ?
by windsor_lad
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: LAST DAY OF SERVICE
Replies: 1
Views: 6673

LAST DAY OF SERVICE

Has any contributor to the forum travelled on lines about to close on their last day of service?

Can they recall what the line and what was the atmosphere like? Was it truly sad or were some of the locals pleased to see it close?
by windsor_lad
Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SOCIETY HISTORY
Replies: 3
Views: 10421

SOCIETY HISTORY

Since I have been a member of the RCTS, the London Branch is the only one I recall having been closed down. This was because it was too large and the smaller branches being established around the periphery were doing a good job in attracting new members. Can any contributors help with assembling a l...
by windsor_lad
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SOUTHERN DISPUTE
Replies: 10
Views: 23578

Re: SOUTHERN DISPUTE

From today's Daily Telegraph Telegraph Reporters Steven Swinford, deputy political editor 26 JANUARY 2017 ? 7:01AM Southern rail could be temporarily renationalised under government plans drawn up to deal with the ?appalling? delays and cancellations which have hit hundreds of thousands of passenger...
by windsor_lad
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RCTS CLOTHING
Replies: 1
Views: 7030

RCTS CLOTHING

I joined a train at Maidenhead this afternoon and had only just sat down when I was approached by a TTI. I showed him my ticket and began to locate my railcard when he pointed to the logo on my RCTS fleece and said ?I?m sure we can trust you?
by windsor_lad
Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 173
Views: 545022

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

My copies arrived today.
But the online version is not in place yet.
by windsor_lad
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 4-DD Stock
Replies: 1
Views: 8599

4-DD Stock

Double deck rolling stock gets mentioned in the national press on occasions and sometimes the solitary examples designed by Bulleid get a comment. But of course they were not true double deck stock. They had their own problems, which included what we would now call ?dwell time? at stations as passen...
by windsor_lad
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: SOUTHERN DISPUTE
Replies: 10
Views: 23578

Re: SOUTHERN DISPUTE

I am disappointed that some contributors have seen fit to blame one side or the other. That was not my intention because all sides are responsible for this sorry state of affairs that is depriving the public of a valuable service that makes everyone poorer the longer that it is not available. What I...
by windsor_lad
Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The Worst Ever
Replies: 4
Views: 11495

Re: The Worst Ever

I am after members reactions to having seen them in the flesh or particularly horrendous journeys due to the inherent poor reliability of some types.