The issue we have is that whoever is responsible for this project are failing completely at exciting and thus getting the support of those who will make this a success. The local community - most people up here wouldn't even know it was there, rail fans, possible sources of funding and in kind support, and Government at all levels.Exactly. Those in charge of the R766 Project have either forgotten or ignored - or didn't even know of in the first place - an old truism concerning success in an enterprise. It is essential that you create a desire for your product - in this context, engaging and maintaining the interest of (a) enthusiasts; and (b) the wider community, to see R766 back on the main line.
It appears that HVRT are either unable - or unwilling - to "open up". What drives such a mindset? Is it a fear of losing control? Or just plain old-fashioned bloody-mindedness? I don't know. But I do know, that unless there are some changes, there'll be little, if any, progress.