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threelinkdave



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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hearn_p wrote:
I've asked a question as to where at Kidderminster is it planned to erect the purpose-built workshop and amenity and overnight accommodation block for which the CTL is currently appealing for funds

(It's in the Member's Question Time [Private forum])


Early plans had it replacing some of the ISO containers that remain in the yard. I'm not sure if that is still the plan.


The containers do look a bit of an eyesore.

Silly question, but would it be possible to convert the brick building at the entry to the yard into the amenity and accommodation block? It has been there for a long time and has always been boarded up, but maybe a substantial structure. Otherwise if derelict why not demolish ?
Err - hardly derelict and not boarded up. Shuttered yes. Part is the S&T workshop and mess and it contains the depot toilet.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

threelinkdave wrote:
hunter_i wrote:
d431hood wrote:
hearn_p wrote:
I've asked a question as to where at Kidderminster is it planned to erect the purpose-built workshop and amenity and overnight accommodation block for which the CTL is currently appealing for funds

(It's in the Member's Question Time [Private forum])


Early plans had it replacing some of the ISO containers that remain in the yard. I'm not sure if that is still the plan.


The containers do look a bit of an eyesore.

Silly question, but would it be possible to convert the brick building at the entry to the yard into the amenity and accommodation block? It has been there for a long time and has always been boarded up, but maybe a substantial structure. Otherwise if derelict why not demolish ?
Err - hardly derelict and not boarded up. Shuttered yes. Part is the S&T workshop and mess and it contains the depot toilet.


Now that diesel maintenance is being undertaken on the depot site, the lack of basic facilities for the workers sounds a bit grim.

Also it might take a long time to fund the necessary improvements, given the many years it took to finance the new shed and the priority of the Bridgnorth development.

Therefor just wondering if there is an option of undertaking outside contract work to provide the necessary finance?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hunter_i wrote:
Silly question, but would it be possible to convert the brick building at the entry to the yard into the amenity and accommodation block? It has been there for a long time and has always been boarded up, but maybe a substantial structure. Otherwise if derelict why not demolish ?

Those yard buildings are very much used, forming the wash and toilet facilities for the yard, and PWay (or is it S&T) offices and work room. Yes the windows are shuttered, and the appearance could be improved, but as part of the railway heritage of the location, can I suggest they should be redeveloped rather than destroyed?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d431hood wrote:

Those yard buildings are very much used, forming the wash and toilet facilities for the yard, and PWay (or is it S&T) offices and work room. Yes the windows are shuttered, and the appearance could be improved, but as part of the railway heritage of the location, can I suggest they should be redeveloped rather than destroyed?


They are most definitely S&T workshop and mess room. The power supplies to much of the yard are also connected through switchgear in the building. Likewise this is the hub for telecoms and IT services for the much of Kidderminster site. Moving any of these services would have much wider impact than most people appreciate.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just posted in the private forum regarding the location of the proposed diesel workshop.

The proposed buildings will be within the Kidderminster yard site close to the Diesel Depot

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any areas within the Kidderminster yard that aren't close to the Diesel Depot?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The far end of CS6 (the carriage washing road at the back of the the carriage shed) would be a fair way to go for a cup of tea......
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not the TMD, but allied to it. A volunteer has posted on FB:

"we've managed to get hold of the two AWS ramps recovered from Birmingham New Street Resignalling (PHASE 4/5) for installation in Kidderminster Yard to test Locomotive AWS systems mainly for the Mainline Class 50's but also for D1015 and other mainline locomotives leaving Kidderminster yard for the mainline.

Thanks very much to Network Rail & Siemens [...] Our already great Facility is getting better all the time!"

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The depot has been given a TOPS location code - 65942.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Class 50 Golden Jubilee, 4th to 6th October

Attractions include:
    o Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday


This forum post is a snapshot extract from the main SVR web site and is not necessarily updated to reflect change. Always refer back to and check the main web site to confirm details are still correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
Extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Class 50 Golden Jubilee, 4th to 6th October

Attractions include:
    o Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday


This forum post is a snapshot extract from the main SVR web site and is not necessarily updated to reflect change. Always refer back to and check the main web site to confirm details are still correct.


Latest extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Attractions include:

Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday from 10am - 4pm for guided tours. The visits will be escorted and take place on the hour, with the last one starting at 3pm. Please book your place at The Fifty Fundís sales stand at Kidderminster Station on the day.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackson_p wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
Extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Class 50 Golden Jubilee, 4th to 6th October

Attractions include:
    o Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday


This forum post is a snapshot extract from the main SVR web site and is not necessarily updated to reflect change. Always refer back to and check the main web site to confirm details are still correct.


Latest extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Attractions include:

Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday from 10am - 4pm for guided tours. The visits will be escorted and take place on the hour, with the last one starting at 3pm. Please book your place at The Fifty Fundís sales stand at Kidderminster Station on the day.


I know nothing about this and as I run the Fifty Fund Sales Stand I'd appreciate being advised........
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d431hood wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
Extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Class 50 Golden Jubilee, 4th to 6th October

Attractions include:
    o Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday


This forum post is a snapshot extract from the main SVR web site and is not necessarily updated to reflect change. Always refer back to and check the main web site to confirm details are still correct.


Latest extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Attractions include:

Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday from 10am - 4pm for guided tours. The visits will be escorted and take place on the hour, with the last one starting at 3pm. Please book your place at The Fifty Fundís sales stand at Kidderminster Station on the day.


I know nothing about this and as I run the Fifty Fund Sales Stand I'd appreciate being advised........
Dear Mr Hood, being the last to know about your own event must have been a little frustrating! Still it must be a good job the forum exists otherwise you may not have known until much later?

Putting all this aside I must say that I'm looking forward to coming over to see this unique celebration.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Divington_R wrote:
d431hood wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
jackson_p wrote:
Extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Class 50 Golden Jubilee, 4th to 6th October

Attractions include:
    o Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday


This forum post is a snapshot extract from the main SVR web site and is not necessarily updated to reflect change. Always refer back to and check the main web site to confirm details are still correct.


Latest extract from the SVR website
http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=124

Attractions include:

Kidderminster Diesel Depot on Friday and Saturday from 10am - 4pm for guided tours. The visits will be escorted and take place on the hour, with the last one starting at 3pm. Please book your place at The Fifty Fundís sales stand at Kidderminster Station on the day.


I know nothing about this and as I run the Fifty Fund Sales Stand I'd appreciate being advised........
Dear Mr Hood, being the last to know about your own event must have been a little frustrating! Still it must be a good job the forum exists otherwise you may not have known until much later?

Putting all this aside I must say that I'm looking forward to coming over to see this unique celebration.
Indeed. And I now have the information.....

Ok. So the depot is open for guided tours on the Friday and Saturday. A party of 5 will be escorted from the Fifty Fund Sales Stand on the Kidderminster Station concourse to the depot every hour on the hour from 10am to 3pm. Advance booking (at the sales stand) is recommended due to the limited places - bookings can only be made in person on the day.

I've also been asked to advise that the cost of the tour is £5.00 per person, and that good stout shoes must be worn.
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