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Right,
The line is to be, put back to its original GER days.
This ran steam, which we are getting in the summer.
Now to electrify the line would costs thousands. Somthing we the
society or owners can't afford to do it. As well it's too dangerous
to run electrification on the line for the general public.
Really people don't want to go on an old LU train but would rather go
on a steam train. I do believe, that there is not one preserved line in
the country, that uses electrified lines.
The line has its good things, but at the moment is a nice round trip,
which is also used by the public, to get from North Weald to Ongar
viser-verser.
So you don't like fine don't come down. But in a way it's nice to
see the line running anyway as it was closed for ten years.
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In message .com,
EorJames writes

Really people don't want to go on an old LU train but would rather go
on a steam train.


And where do you glean this little gem from? I assume you have some
proper research on this and not just the say so of a few steam
enthusiasts.

I for one would love to be able to ride on an old tube train on a
preserved line - steam lines are 10 a penny these days.
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On 13 Mar 2005 10:47:17 -0800, EorJames wrote:

Really people don't want to go on an old LU train but would rather go
on a steam train. I do believe, that there is not one preserved line in
the country, that uses electrified lines.


And because of that, it's about the one thing that's likely to stir me
to make the trip to Epping from Cheshire. There's plenty of electric
stock floating around, and none of it can run as was intended at
present.

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In message , Steve Fitzgerald
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In message .com,
EorJames writes

Really people don't want to go on an old LU train but would rather go
on a steam train.


And where do you glean this little gem from? I assume you have some
proper research on this and not just the say so of a few steam
enthusiasts.

I for one would love to be able to ride on an old tube train on a
preserved line - steam lines are 10 a penny these days.


I, for one, love old tube trains. I greatly enjoyed travelling around on
the 38 stock on the IOW when I was over there last summer, just as much
as travelling on the steam railway.
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EorJames wrote:
Right,
The line is to be, put back to its original GER days.
This ran steam, which we are getting in the summer.


Fair enough. I shall pay another visit when this happens.

Now to electrify the line would costs thousands. Somthing we the
society or owners can't afford to do it. As well it's too dangerous


Well you shouldn't have de-electrified it in the first place then
should
you!

to run electrification on the line for the general public.


I don't see why it would be too dangerous. Would people start running
around on the track just because the lines now run by EOR and not LU?

Really people don't want to go on an old LU train but would rather go
on a steam train. I do believe, that there is not one preserved line

in
the country, that uses electrified lines.


Others have answered that point.

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Boltar wrote:
Well you shouldn't have de-electrified it in the first place then
should you!
I don't see why it would be too dangerous. Would people start running
around on the track just because the lines now run by EOR and not LU?



Surely its more to do with Public Liability Insurance than anything?

To the insurance company there's probably a perception that because its
not LUL or some large TOC operating the services then they may be a
little slacker on such issues.

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On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:15:17 +0000, Steve Fitzgerald ]
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I for one would love to be able to ride on an old tube train on a
preserved line -


but but I thought you drove 73 stock on the Piccadilly Line? Isn't that
the same thing? ;-)

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On Sun, 13 Mar 2005 20:15:17 +0000, Steve Fitzgerald ]
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I for one would love to be able to ride on an old tube train on a
preserved line -


but but I thought you drove 73 stock on the Piccadilly Line? Isn't that
the same thing? ;-)


Oh, that's modern stuff! A TEP, luxury! Real men drive A stock trains on
lines where the apprentices are still afraid ;-)

Bring back the Standard stock!


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"EorJames" wrote in message
oups.com...

I do believe, that there is not one preserved line in
the country, that uses electrified lines.


Volks in Brighton.

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A man's vehicle is a symbol of his manhood.
That's why my vehicle's the Piccadilly Line -
It's the size of a county and it comes every two and a half minutes


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John Rowland wrote:
"EorJames" wrote in message
oups.com...

I do believe, that there is not one preserved line in
the country, that uses electrified lines.


Volks in Brighton.


Thats not really preserved tho is it. It was never anything more
than pleasure beach attraction in the first place.

B2003



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