This service, now in its third year of operation by this company and running until 26 September, is subject to a rigorous daily fire risk assessment procedure, carried out in conjunction with Railtrack. The 1996 season of over 70 working days, lost no days to problems of fire.
The suggestions by Pete Waterman that those who seek to oppose such a ban are an "irresponsible lunatic fringe" is simply not true. Mr Waterman does not speak for all involved in main-line steam operations and should confine his opinion to subjects about which he has greater knowledge.
West Coast Railway Co Ltd
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