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by windsor_lad
Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 173
Views: 545025

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

For those of you who have grumbled at the Editorials in the RO go and read the one by Phil Deaves in the January issue - what a positive breath of fresh air. Well done Phil for cheering us all up, it's a far cry from the gloomy days of the 1970s - I have always considered the period from 1969 to 197...
by windsor_lad
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dead or Dying Already?
Replies: 31
Views: 71298

Re: Dead or Dying Already?

HI pdeaves Week after week there is a signalling or points failure somewhere between Reading and Paddington (not the same one each time) that causes pandemonium. What can be done to make the railway more resilient? Remember that very rarely can the railway 'just' do such-and-such. It costs money to ...
by windsor_lad
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dick Taylor.
Replies: 1
Views: 8710

Re: Dick Taylor.

He was always a most courteous man.
by windsor_lad
Thu Nov 27, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML - DOES SIR RICHARD HAVE TOO MUCH OF A MONOPOLY
Replies: 5
Views: 16969

Re: ECML - DOES SIR RICHARD HAVE TOO MUCH OF A MONOPOLY

Meanwhile according to the FT.


London rail stocks head in different directions

Michael Hunter

Shares in the UK?s biggest train operating companies headed in opposite directions on Thursday in response to the government?s award of the West Coast rail franchise.
by windsor_lad
Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML - DOES SIR RICHARD HAVE TOO MUCH OF A MONOPOLY
Replies: 5
Views: 16969

ECML - DOES SIR RICHARD HAVE TOO MUCH OF A MONOPOLY

A consortium made up of Stagecoach and Virgin has won the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route. The firms promised to invest ?140m in the route over eight years, and will pay the government ?3.3bn for the contract. The franchise, which covers the route between London and Edinburgh, ha...
by windsor_lad
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Access to the Digital RO
Replies: 9
Views: 24083

Re: Access to the Digital RO

I have had a go at downloading the December RO today and despite my original scepticism have found it easy to download and read. And you can save as a .pdf if you wish. If I can manage it then anyone can. Thank you to everyone who has been involved with its introduction - we can still say that we ar...
by windsor_lad
Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why are you a member (or not) of the RCTS?
Replies: 13
Views: 35223

Re: Why are you a member (or not) of the RCTS?

I joined the RCTS having received the November 1979 issue as part of the pack received from Geoff Hooper as a result of my enquiry- I found the contents quite amazing and sent off my first subscription the following day. I attended my first meeting January 1983 with the London Branch - Jeremy Harris...
by windsor_lad
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 173
Views: 545025

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

Just to get things moving - is the RO as good as it gets.
WINDSOR_LAD