Category Archives: Railways

General status update

General status update A general status update as it has been a while since I posted anything here so time to get back onto the blogging trail. It has been busy summer including helping both my daughters make family house moves, two brief holiday breaks, one in the Lake District and a second in Scotland… Read More »

WCRC – sentencing outcome

WCRC sentencing outcome The court cases following the incident at Wootton Bassett in 2015 are now resolved and sentences issued. Both parties pleaded guilty at Swindon Crown Court yesterday. Glad to see the prison sentence was suspended. Link to the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) official statement. BBC Press News report on the outcome.… Read More »

WCRC – update

WCRC – update During the site update earlier tonight I noticed that the fact the operating suspension of WCRC has been lifted was not reported. Out of fairness to WCRC that omission is now rectified with this short post.  The earlier post is here.  The Crown Court and other proceedings remain live and no-comment is made regarding… Read More »

WCRC suspended from running trains

WCRC – Legal constraints update This legal constraints update is a follow up to my blog entry of 5th January this year regarding the West Coast Railway Company (WCRC).  At that time the company’s operations were under the spotlight due to the pending court case action arising from the Wootton Bassett incident of 7 March… Read More »

Research facts – story spoilers

Primary research I have carried out suggests that journalistic staples in the Christmas build up differ from reality. Recently on Storify I published two posts, the first outlining how journalists predicted Christmas rail misery, and the second describing how shopper behaviour impacts on retailers.  In the background, I also posted two research questionnaires  surrounding those… Read More »

Legal constraints on blogging

Legal constraints on railway bloggers Legal constraints do not often come to mind when writing about railway matters. I am a transport historian with an interest also in modern railways.  The law rarely impacts on that interest.  Although transport photographers have occasionally had issues over interpretation of photography rights by heavy handed security officers, and… Read More »