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Churnet Valley Railway Gala 4th - 6th May 2024 Featuring 75014 & Pendennis Castle

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by chris meadowcroft, Jan 9, 2024.

  1. chris meadowcroft

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    We will be holding a Steam Gala on the 4th, 5th and 6th of May this year which will form part of the 100th Birthday celebrations for 4079 Pendennis Castle.

    We have 2 guest locomotives confirmed;
    • Standard 4 No. 75014 from the Dartmouth Steam Railway (Arrives in January for 4 months)
    • No. 4079 Pendennis Castle from the Didcot Railway Centre (visiting for all of May)
    All operational locomotives from the home fleet should be in action as well, all locos subject to the usual caveats.

    We are just finalising the date and we will update this later this week.

    We have some exciting plans for the gala, updates will be provided ASAP
     
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    What is the current homefleet at Cheddleton?
     
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    2x S160's 5197 & 6046. The third, 3278, is expected into traffic at some stage in 2024, no idea if that's expected to be in time for the gala. Not sure if the Tkh tank is still in traffic.
     
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    The Gala dates have been released as the 4th, 5th and 6th of May, the website will and social media will updated shortly.
     
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    Excellent, I was hoping you'd go for the early May bank holiday rather than the late one! :) Definitely well overdue a visit to North Staffordshire, so that's pencilled in. Is that the full line-up or anything else left to announce?
     
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    75014 arrived at the railway yesterday, the first 75xxx on the line since the late 1960's!

    Subject to testing the loco will be in traffic for the start of our operating season on the 3rd and 4th of February running to Ipstones.
     
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    This looks like a fantastic event, I will certainly be making a visit, a single chimney castle on their 1-45 gradient will be loud!
     
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    Is 4079 staying for after the gala?
     
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    4079 will be with us until the end of May and will be running on services throughout the month.
     
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    The fares table makes interesting reading. Can you tell us more about the move to ban 2 & 3 year olds?
     
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    A typo that will be corrected!
     
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    Wow! That reminds me of when she was at the NYMR. This is going to be an amazing gala!
     
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