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Bluebell Motive Power

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by Orion, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Jamessquared

    Jamessquared Resident of Nat Pres

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    I’m sure you are right Roger. I wasn’t intending any more detailed analysis than to link to the photos!

    Tom
     
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    Blimey ...... Warley time again already!

    Another stunning SECR paint job! It's hard to reconcile that beautiful sight with the shabby machine withdrawn from BR service over half a century ago. Even though Ashford steam centre didn't survive, those involved back then (and in 263's case, earlier at Robertsbridge) can be truly proud that their vision and effort was what has allowed the collection to come into bloom so spectacularly at SP.
     
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    richards Part of the furniture

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    Auteur style? It just that nearly all other railway videos share the limited style. If only more railway videos and photos had some variety of angle, focus, depth of field, etc.
     
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    MellishR Part of the furniture Friend

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    And no b-----y "background" music!
     
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    From the eNewsletter:

    New for 2018: Footplate Taster Days

    It's a perfect Christmas gift for any steam buff! (Or why not treat yourself?!)

    On selected dates in January and February 2018 you can visit Sheffield Park Station and enjoy a "turn" on the footplate of P class "Bluebell"

    Included in the £150 package:
    • An individual one-hour "footplate taster" with one of the Railway's experienced drivers.
    • Depending on the time of your visit, enjoy either a full English breakfast or a two-course lunch in the Bessemer Arms.
    • A discount voucher for a Family Ticket for a visit to the Bluebell Railway for a date of your choice in 2018
    • A gift pack from the Bluebell Shop
    • A year's membership of the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society.
    • A certificate upon completion
    For more information and to book, click here.
     
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    Interesting to see 178 at the NRM - is it known how long it is likely to stay there for?
     
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    I believe it will remain there into the early part of next year.

    Tom
     
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    Thanks Tom - hope to see it in steam whilst it's a lot more local than usual, although at the same time would be good to see it on the Bluebell at some point. Is it known when 2018 events will be publicised? Been far too long since I've visited the Bluebell
     
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    I know that paint froth is the very work of Beelzebub himself but - if I had much longer arms and much shallower pockets - I'd be the first in the queue to pay to get the Swanage Maunsell pull-push carriages restored and sponsor the H in black for a season. Just to recreate in real life the scene in the photos my Dad took in the last days of a number of the Kent branches.
     
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    I don't know which days it is planned to be in operation at the NRM, I assume that is something they would publicise through their own channels.

    As for our own special events - I haven't seem any list, but the Bluebell is not normally very quick off the blocks in publishing its plans, for better or worse.

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    The 2018 service plan is due to be published any time now! Have seen it and there are some interesting additions for next year.
     
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    I believe that the current plan is for 178 to stay at York until after the February half term.

    Peter James
     
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    Thanks both. Look forward to seeing the 2018 plan - is there an Edwardian or similar event planned?
     
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    All very interesting, but any chance of getting vaguely back on topic? :rolleyes:

    Tom
     
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