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Are grandfather rights valid in Voluntary Clubs, similar to

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Are grandfather rights valid in Voluntary Clubs, similar to driving licences for highways.
my specific question relates to driving steam engines on a miniature railway.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Hi.

Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

Are you saying that you propose to drive this on private land?

Is this a steam engine train?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I have been driving miniature railway steam engines for 40 years.


This railway is in a public park. We charge for rides.


The club is insisting that I must pas a test before I may continue driving.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
This is a vehicle not capable of going faster than 5 mph?

And you are proposing being a steersman?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The "vehicle" is a steam engine running on a railway track it can exceed 5 mph .5 to 10 mph is a standard figure. The "vehicle" is thus self steering .As driver I control the speed.

Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Thanks. I will have to look this up. Its obviously not something anybody will know off hand.

I am away from Wilkinsons at the moment but can probably do it when I'm home at about 8.30 if thats OK?
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 years ago.
Just to let you know, I am still looking at this but just can't find it anywhere right now. I will check at court in the morning.

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