Telford Steam Railway - Lawley is open for business

Discussion in 'Talk' started by marsa69, 1 June 2013.

  1. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    I've asked for more details on the Ruston as I don't know too much about it.

    The website is still a work in progress at the minute as it was felt that a web presence of any kind was more important than a fully finished one. Once the track goes south and reaches Lightmoor Junction then we'll follow the Network Rail line all the way to the power station site where the line will terminate. The original Buildwas station was situated roughly where the coal drops are. The railway land here has been promised to us by Eon so it will become our main depot/works.

    5619 is at the Flour Mill undergoing some extensive repairs which means it will have a new 10 year ticket when it's finished. It will then move on hire to another railway to earn money for it's next overhaul as it won't return to us until it's economically viable to run it i.e. pretty much when all the line is open.

    And for Rob and Steve! Post some bl**dy pics :rant::thumbs:
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  2. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Is 5619 the class 31 or the kettle ?. :D

    Steve :cool:
  3. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    Kettle! A GWR 0-6-2T whatever that is lol
  4. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    It's a massive green tea urm mate. Any how where's the pictures buddy
  5. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    I've emailed pics from my iPhone to my email address, so just got to open emails & save, then upload them onto here. I'll try tomorrow.

    Steve :cool:
  6. lancer1027

    lancer1027 Western Thunderer

    I didn't take any pics, i only came over to take the P out of you:p
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  7. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Who me or stavros
  8. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    Does that mean the Colonel is now known as 'i loffy' ? :oops:
  9. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

  10. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    And there was me thinking the S in TSR and THST stood for STEAM…….:rolleyes:

    Just your luck if the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site Steering Committee decided to enforce the use of only Coalbrookedale No 5 on TSR trains in the vicinity of the museum sites :D

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  11. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    That wouldn't make it up the hill. Leave it doing what it does best boiling water.
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  12. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Here you go Ian......

    Part 1.

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    Below are 2 unsavioury characters.....

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    Steve :cool:
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  13. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Part 2....

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    Steve :cool:
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  14. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Part 3....

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    Steve :cool:
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  15. 40126

    40126 Western Thunderer

    Part 4....

    Last but not least....

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    Here's one for Mike...

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    We had a great few hours down there. Hope to go along again very soon.

    Steve :cool:
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  16. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Steve,

    sorry to disappoint you, but that's an Autocoach, not in my league:eek::thumbs:


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  17. marsa69

    marsa69 Western Thunderer

    I like that 5th pic in part 1. It should be a caption contest - 'How many Buddhas can you fit in a brake van?' :p
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  18. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Which one the bald one or the gorgeous one. The ugly twonk was in the shop doing his Stavros impression selling donner kebabs.
  19. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    They do make the interior of a brake van look very small, don't they...??!! :)

    reaching Ironbridge would be a major prize for the Railway, given the potential to get a share of the tourist trade, & provide a viable & attractive alternative to going there by car. I recall reading a lament concerning the Severn Valley Railway, that it can't tap into that market, as it will never be able to extend north from Bridgnorth.
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  20. iploffy

    iploffy OC Blue Brigade

    Listen you yankee track spike counter at least we in the civilised world still have railways, Dudley where's that :p