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NYMR Spring Gala, first 2 weekends in May

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by mike1522, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. mike1522

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    Even though I am a member of the Unofficial NYMR forum, is there anyone here who has more knowledge of the event.

    Here is what I know. LNER 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley is back from repairs and 75029 has just been returned to service after a major overhaul. Most of the home fleet shall be out.

    Does anyone know what Guests (of all sizes) have been invited?
    Shall there be 2 mainline visitors?

    It should be a great gala.
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    It all seems to be very hush hush at the minute with what locos are to be expected. Would be very interested to see a King class on the NYMR.
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    Various efforts have been going on for some time, with a couple of guests close to being signed up - watch this space!

    Steven
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    Well I take it Riley's 5's will be making an appearance! :whoo: Cant wait to see the rest of the line up!
    Matt
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    I'm guessing that 1 has no schedule for the month of May and that 2 possible candidates have flexible schedules but I wont draw the fine lline to identify these possibilities.
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    We are hoping to have matters confirmed and announced early next week.

    Steven
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    Judging by UK Steam, Riley's pair are on railtour duties at the time of the gala, so are unlikely to make an appearance this year. Looking forward to seeing what the full line up will be though!!
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    NYMR has a motive power shortage this year so anything that can stay after the gala would be of benefit to the railroad. ala Foxcote Manor last fall. She stayed until the end of last years season. A win-win situation.
  9. Oakfield

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    Actually 60007 has passed it's boiler test for insurance purposes but has not had the final tests to obtain a new boiler certificate.

    It should be ready for the gala but to claim to know that for certain at present is a) more than the support team know at present and b) just ever so slightly premature.
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    Locomotive Allocations | North Yorkshire Moors Railway :: A steam train adventure through the stunning Yorkshire Moors

    Gives an overview of the current fleet;

    Steam Locomotives

    In Service

    75029
    44871

    Repairs

    825 Winter repairs due in service from 31st March
    45428 Waiting new tyres due in service July
    60007 Firebox repairs due in service 18th April 2012
    63395 Whelsets and axleboxes, winter repairs due in service 1st May
    92214 Winter repairs- due in service 31st March

    Diesel Locomotives

    In service

    D5061
    DMU

    Repairs

    D7628 Tyres to renew due in service 18th April 2012
    31128 Waiting transit for attention to wheelsets no forecast
    37264 Brake system overhaul, batteries to fit due in service 5th April 2012
    50027 Engine repairs no forecast
    08556 In service
    08850 In service
    12139 In service

    Guest locomotives

    Definite

    44871 Arrived 9th March
    45407 Due to arrive 5th April
    69023 Leaving Monday 12th March for Severn Valley
    80072 Due to arrive 2nd May

    37518 Due to arrive 5th April

    In Discussion

    61264 At Barrow Hill proposed for August 2012
    62005 At Carnforth no forecast

    Locomotives being restored (Target date for return to service)

    34101 (2013)
    76079 (2013)
    80135 (2014)
    Lambton 29 (2014)
    30926 (2015)

    D2207 No forecast
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    I was thinking about 2 pacifics. One of them would or will be a big draw( but not Tornado).
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    100% agree with that................not Tornado again......please......
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    Well, I was thinking one of Jeremy Hosking's Locomotives. One or the other.
    One other though that really stands out during this, The Diamond Jubilee year.
    The Drum roll is going on this week(I believe) and the big annoucement that we have all been waiting for should be posted on NYMR Spring Gala Page. I hope there are some surprises other than what is posted below.


    Tornado has no chance this year for an appearance at the gala(thank god), that schedule is jammed packed for other locations.
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    The line-up currently looks as follows:

    Visitors

    4464 Bittern (ie in 1930s LNER guise – with full streamlining – we will run with LNER coaches made up to full set with Mark 1s)
    70000 Britannia(supporting the patriotic theme in this Diamond Jubilee year)
    80072 (possibly masquerading as one of our local engines from the 1950s - 80116-120,)

    Resident
    60007 (back in service for the first time in 12 months after major firebox repairs)
    75029 (first Gala since returning to service after 2 year overhaul)
    92214
    63395
    69023 (GT station pilot/GD shuttles *)
    825

    Other attractions:
    Esk Valley running to Battersby on the 2 Sundays (6th and 13th)
    Demonstration goods trains
    Grosmont to Goathland local train (*CL, GN Saloon)

    There is also the possibility of a further ‘mystery guest’ loco.

    Steven
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    What a coincidence. Both of Mr. Hosking's locomotives are showing up!
    I wonder what the mystery guest is.
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    Not a bad line up. Wonder if princess Elizabeth will make a visit as the mystery loco or even duchess of sutherland
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    I agree although, I shall add Caley 828
    You are not the only one who thinks Lizzie is possibly the mystery engine. Someone else other than me has mentioned Lizzie at the NYMR forum board.

    This picture makes you wonder http://www.hornby.com/2012range/sets/
  19. Oakfield

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    I think Lizzie was proposed some years back as a guest at the NYMR but was unable to be gauged through all the platforms because of the front overhang.
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    I don't think it will be 828.

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