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[Feb 23, 2019] CVR Winter Steam Gala 2019 (Churnet Valley Railway)

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by lil Bear, Nov 15, 2018.

   
CVR Winter Steam Gala 2019
Churnet Valley Railway
Confirmed Attendees: 1
Posted By: lil Bear
Start Date: Feb 23, 2019 09:00 AM
End Date: Feb 24, 2019 05:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +00:00 GMT
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  1. lil Bear

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    Join us for the Churnet Valley Railway's annual season opening event - The Winter Steam Gala. Being held over the weekend of 23/24 February 2019 a selection of locomotives will operate a varied level of services along both the Churnet Valley and Cauldon Lowe lines.

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    LOCOS
    • British Railways Western Region "Manor" no. 7827 (Courtesy of Dartmouth Steam Railway)
    • Austerity no. 3694 "Whiston" (Courtesy of Foxfield Railway)
    • United States of America Transportation Corps S160s no. 5197 and 6046
    • Polish TKh no. 2944 "Hotspur"
    EVENT ATTRACTIONS
    • 7827 first visit to the North in Preservation
    • Selection of trains along steeply graded Cauldon branch
    • Double-headed Tanks to Ipstones
    • Frequent service along CVR
    • Cheddleton Engine Shed open to visitors - View overhaul of LMS 8F no. 48173
    • Dave Gibson Photography Display at Consall Station
    • Pre-Event Driver Experience with 7827 >click here<
    CATERING
    • The Tearooms at Froghall will be serving freshly prepared food and drink all weekend. Arrive early and enjoy an Engineman’ breakfast to start of your day!
    • Consall station will be offering light refreshments from their restored tea trolley on the platform throughout the weekend.
    • The Goods Shed Tearooms at Cheddleton will be serving hot & cold snacks to eat in or takeaway. This will be supplemented by our Breakfast BBQ on the station platform.
    ON THE DAY FARES
    • Adult: £TBA
    • Senior (60+): £TBA
    • Child (4-14): £TBA
    • Under 4's: FREE
    • Family (2A+2C): £TBA
    WATCH THE GALA LIVE
    http://home.btconnect.com/cvrailway/webcams/webcams.htm

    PAST EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

    * CVR25 DVD still available from our Froghall shop

    Post-event Driver Experience Courses also available, click >here< for details
     
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    Hotel booked. Now to hope the weather holds!
     
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    The website has now been updated with the public timetable for the weekend along with the ticket pricing. There is a discount available for booking online.

    https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/events/feb-winter-steam-gala-2019.html

    A couple of highlights for the weekend are 7827 Lydham Manor working unassisted on the 4 miles of 1 in 45 to Ipstones along with the second train to Ipstones each day featuring 3964 Whiston and 2944 Hotspur working double headed.

    The gala weekend will be the last chance to ride behind 7827 and Whiston before they return to their home railways.
     
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    Is Lydham Manor likely to be working trains either before or after the gala?
     
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    The gala weekend is 7827’s only passenger services.

    It has another 6 days booked on photo charters and footplate experiences.
     
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    Thanks for the info'!
     

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