The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by philipy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:52 am

Thanks Rob, great report from the inspector, and nice views of your line.

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Peter Butler » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:44 pm

Glad to see Mr I N Spector out of rehab, he is back to his efficient self and sending appropriate reports.
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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Andrew » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:20 pm

Great report, thank you! I think the inspector was very lucky to get a cab ride in so fine a loco as "Lord of the Isles"...

Rather alarming though that he seems almost disappointed not to find a reason to close a line down - is he some relation to Dr Beeching?! I'm watching with trepidation how number of lines to go before he visits the (WH)WHR gets ever smaller...

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Post by CSL » Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:20 pm

Has Mr Spectre gone into hibernation? I confess that I was late responding but I provided an address in mid-November and am not sure whether it got through by PM.

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Post by philipy » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:43 pm

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Has Mr Spectre gone into hibernation? I confess that I was late responding but I provided an address in mid-November and am not sure whether it got through by PM.
PM sent to both of you, but I know that Rob has received your address.

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by FWLR » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:50 am

Peter Butler wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Glad to see Mr I N Spector out of rehab, he is back to his efficient self and sending appropriate reports.
Bit late replying Peter, sorry.

Wasn't Anne's efficient and appropriate then.... :(
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Post by Peter Butler » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:36 pm

FWLR wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:50 am
Peter Butler wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:44 pm
Glad to see Mr I N Spector out of rehab, he is back to his efficient self and sending appropriate reports.
Bit late replying Peter, sorry.

Wasn't Anne's efficient and appropriate then.... :(
Since I posted this on October 24th 2019 no-one else has misinterpreted my comment this way, I think you may be misunderstanding?
If you look further back to September 26th. I think you can see I was complimentary about Anne's report on your behalf.
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Post by FWLR » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:06 am

I was only joking mate..... :oops:
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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by ge_rik » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:28 am

Great report especially taking account of the time of year. Enjoyable read!

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by CSL » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:51 pm

The Clatterbach Valley Light Railway apologises for the delay to the inspector's report. This is due to weather, work, family duties, ill children, Christmas...
(Mr Spectre safely received a couple of weeks ago and all intentions are good!)

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by CSL » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:05 pm

MR I N SPECTRE
REPORT ON CLATTERBACH VALLEY LIGHT RAILWAY
PART 1

I am pleased to be in a position to start a report on a new railway, although I am not able to conclude at this stage, for reasons which will become clear.

I have secured profuse apologies from the CVLR's General Manager for the delays in both arranging my transfer from the previous inspection and in obtaining access to his railway. When I demanded explanation, however, he merely muttered some excuses about "work", "family", "Christmas", "weather" which unfortunately did not inspire confidence in the management's dedication. Does the man not appreciate the overriding pre-eminence of the calling to the Railway?

I have now succeeded in gaining access to the Railway, but only on a non-operating day. I am afraid to say that my first impressions were not favourable.

I am told that this bare windswept area is the principal station site:
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On closer inspection the situation seemed worse than initially feared - vegetation is clearly obstructing the main running line:
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And I am positively alarmed at the apparent risk posed to users of the Railway by local wildlife, which although not directly observed during this first visit can clearly reach considerable size:
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The following two pictures show the condition in which I found some of the main line of the Railway and which I believe requires no further comment:
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A further concern relates to the Railway's procedures for managing the highly complex subject of wheel/rail adhesion:
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My final discovery on the infrastructure of the Clatterbach Valley Light Railway concerns the condition of the fencing on the outer side of the Railway's curved viaduct. It has to be said that I am pleased that it was a non-operating day, given the potential consequences to an innocent inspector should a train approach when standing at or near this point:
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I await with interest the opportunity to observe operations on this Railway, but in advance I hope to discuss with the currently absent General Manager the appropriateness of the risk assessments in force.

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by philipy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:34 am

Nice one! Looking forward to Part2 :shock: :lol:

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Soar Valley Light » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:29 pm

philipy wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:34 am
Nice one! Looking forward to Part2 :shock: :lol:
I'm with Philip all the way. Great report and if it's anything to go by Part 2 will be well worth the wait.

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by Andrew » Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:52 am

Don't tell the inspector, but I love the mossy track!

Great report, thank you!

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Re: The Great Garden Railway Inspection Reports

Post by BorisSpencer » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:49 pm

Andrew wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:52 am
Don't tell the inspector, but I love the mossy track!
+1, I've spent the last year with various concoctions of beer, yoghurt, milk, and chopped up moss trying to get an effect similar to that. :roll:

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