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Churnet Valley Railway Winter Steam Gala 7th & 8th Feb 09

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Woolley, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Woolley

    Woolley Member

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    Ive started a new topic as its no longer going to have an LMS theme, the loco line up will be,

    black 5 45231
    Large Prairie 5199
    S160 5197
    4F 44422
    0-6-0 Ring Haw

    The weekend will see the DMU running shuttles between Consall and Oakamoor for the first time at a steam gala giving the oportunity to travel along the line from Froghall to Oakamoor, Early morning Freight trains on both days, intensive 3 train timetable for the first time at the CVR, double heading, proper uncoupled banking out of Froghall Station to Boltons copper works, a night shoot saturday night at Cheddletons loco sheds and a real ale train Saturday Night running till around mid night.

    Steve
     
  2. lil Bear

    lil Bear Part of the furniture

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    Shame it couldn't be an auto-train instead of a DMU...

    Looking forward to this though, will be there supporting 5199 more than likely. One question, is the 3 trains inclusive of the DMU or not?
     
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    Wow!
    What a line up, cannot wait to see 5197 and 5199, hopefully the locos should be as loud as last year.
     
  4. Tim Cowen

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    Looks good to me. I'll be first in the queue for a lineside pass, as usual!
     
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    Just out of interest, how do you obtain one for the CVR? I'm un-decided whether to make my first to the CVR or go out & film 46115 Scots Guardsman over Ribblehead viaduct, which runs on the 7th.
     
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    I assume it will be the same as last year, pay at the shop at Cheddleton then take your receipt to the loco shed where you get a safety briefing and your pass. If its any different I'm sure Steve will let us know.
     
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    Think this is my most local line (I live in stafford during term time) but I've never been, might have to pop down for the gala!
     
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    In Stafford and you've never been? Get yourself down there Corbs, you will love it!
     
  9. Woolley

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    The 3 trains will be inclusive of the DMU and lineside passes will be the same as last year as Tim Cowen has said.

    Steve
     
  10. Woolley

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    Jinty 47279 will now be staying at the CVR for the winter gala thanks to the KWVR so we are now upto 6 locos.

    Black 5 45231
    Large Prairie 5199
    4f 44422
    Jinty 47279
    S160 5197 and
    Ring Haw

    Timetable should be available from January

    Steve
     
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    If anyone needs a taxi to or from Stoke Station to Cheddleton or Froghall over the gala weekend phone Broadway Taxis on 07732908131 and ask for Terry Hill. A 7 seater taxi is available and also has wheel chair access.

    Very friendly service at competative rates, Credit and Debit cards accepted in the taxi.

    Advance bookings are available, email broadwaytaxisstoke@yahoo.co.uk

    Regards

    Chris
     
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    Is 5197 going to be in action?

    its been quoted in a news update elsewhere on this forum that its 10 year ticket has now expired.

    Do the railway/owners know the boiler will get the hoped for extension? or has the loco been included on the gala bill in the hope that the extension will be granted?

    Just curious as i was planning to come up and sample it for the first time. Was just a little dismayed to see the ticket has expired, having been advertised for the gala
     
  13. Woolley

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    5197 is being inspected this week to see if it can get an extension to its boiler certificate so all you 5197 fans keep your fingers crossed for it and i will keep you informed!

    44422 arrived today and 5199 will be arriving next week sometime.

    Steve
     
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    I presume Ring Haw is still on track?

    Im planning to come down to see it, i was quite surprised at the inclusion of Ring Haw, is this the start of a year long hire or something?

    Smiler
     
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    Yes Ring Haw is still on for a visit it will only be staying for a few weeks tho as it is a replacement loco for the 4F when it goes to the North Norfolk Gala!

    Steve
     
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    There is also to be a FREE heritage bus link between Stoke station and Froghall station.
     
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    Due to various factors which I can't cover on here, 5197's ' boiler ticket ' has not actually expired. Its 14 monthly period has.

    We are at this time is discussion with our insurers and appropriate statutory authorities to see whether it would be a suitable candidate to be considered for an extension and if deemed suitable any additional examination work required for such an extension will be carried out now during its cold and in steam exams.
     
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    How much action is Ring Haw going to get? Will she be let out on the normal service trains? Think I could be persuaded to bring a crowd from the North East if we are going to see a decent loco worked hard.
     
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    Well if you want to hear a decent engine working hard lets hope 5197 gets an extension!

    We are doing the loco diagrams for the gala tonight, i think the plan for ring haw was to have it on the driver for a tenner, shunting as well as a full round trip at some point during the day.

    Regards
     
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    What sort of figure would it take to bribe you in to putting a couple of locos dead on the back of Ring Haw's stock? \:D/
     

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