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[Apr 15, 2021] Spring Steam Up 2021 (Severn Valley Railway)

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by D1039, Jan 27, 2021.

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Spring Steam Up 2021
Severn Valley Railway
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Posted By: D1039
Start Date: Apr 15, 2021 09:00 AM
End Date: Apr 18, 2021 09:00 AM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST
  1. Macko

    Macko Well-Known Member

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    Well that will a little tricky in this case as the SVR has banned photo charters permanently, I am certain they could have sold at least 4/5 days worth with this guest loco, but it is what it is. I would hope the loco does stay on, but there is no need for it until at the earliest in July when Raveningham Hall goes out of ticket and a normal service has resumed.
     
  2. I. Cooper

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    I wonder if this means the SVR from hence forth will also be turning down all future requests to hire the use of the line for photographic purposes from film and television production companies as well?
     
  3. Andy Williams

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    No. Why on earth should they?
     
  4. Ben Jenden

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    2999 left Didcot this evening en route for the SVR.
     
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    And 2999 arrived at Bridgnorth this morning.
     
  6. Platform 3

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    Any idea which direction it's pointing in? Also, anyone know whether the brochures are going to be sent out in advance?

    Sent from my SM-G770F using Tapatalk
     
  7. Ben Jenden

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    Facing North. Chimney facing towards Bridgnorth.
     
  8. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

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    Don’t count on it though, they have a turntable!
     
  9. mattspencer

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    Hope it is turned as the Bridgnorth started is the GW coaches so would be a shame for the Saint to only work them tender first
     
  10. Johnb

    Johnb Resident of Nat Pres

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    I don't think the Valley care about things like that now. What I hoped for was a picture of toplights next to the engine on a the curve at the top of Eardington Bank to cut out the rear of the train. Everything then in period.
     
  11. Kje7812

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    The current make up of the GW set has toplights as the 2nd and 3rd coaches from the bridgnorth end of the set.
    They should be arriving early next week.
     
  12. Johnb

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    Thanks for the info, let’s hope they turn it
     
  13. Kje7812

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    No, at the moment it's the right wayround for smokebox first shot with the toplights just behind. (it would be a collett right next to the loco).
     
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    Yess was of course, sorry I misread what you said
     
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    The traffic notice for the gala lists the Brigdnorth starter as the GW set so as each loco works each set does that not mean that the only working on the GW set is the first train of the day. All other runs with the Saint would be on other stock.
     
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    Yes, assuming no turning between now and the event, the two sets Saint will be working smokebox forward on are the mixed Mark 1s and the mixed LMS/LNER ones. The 4 post gala running days will be purely with the GW set of course.
     
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    2999 will be a bit tricky to turn at the moment seeing it is being dismantled in Bridgnorth works, not looking promising for next weekend according to reports from the engine shed.
     
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    I know the vidoe welcoming her suggested that a few 'issues' had been identified by Didcot that needed rectifying, albeit it didn't say what they were!
     
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    LMarsh1987 Part of the furniture

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    I think it's gone out on test today !
     
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