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Foxfield Railway 2012 Steam Galas

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by R Barnett, Nov 1, 2011.

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What would you like to see...?

Poll closed Dec 1, 2011.
  1. More than one visitor

    50.0%
  2. A small BR tank engine

    41.7%
  3. Passenger trains into Foxfield Colliery

    36.1%
  4. Ride on freight trains

    27.8%
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  1. Hunslets Finest

    Hunslets Finest New Member

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    Yes George there are more than plenty but it appears that not enough people are interested in them....(only joking!)....perhaps an LT Pannier is the answer!
     
  2. Avonside1563

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    No I think you're quite right there HF, not enough people pay attention to anything which has either never had BR on it or even worse doesn't have a tender! It's their loss in the end, but a shame that they don't understand the importance the industrial/private railways played in ensuring that the BR/mainline had goods to move!
     
  3. Hunslets Finest

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    ...or freight to subsidise all the loss making passenger services. Now I wonder how long the GWR would have survived without the South Wales coalfield (change for LNER/LMS and appropriate industry)?
     
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    compromise at a BR black austerity? Couple of brakevans and it's nearly Hopton again....
     
  5. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Resident of Nat Pres

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    The only genuine BR Austerities are 68077 and 68078, neither of which are operational so any running at the moment are "fakes".
     
  6. Robert Heath No.6

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    How about Mech Navvies again, but as 68005? :lol: I'll get my coat.
     
  7. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Resident of Nat Pres

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    You little trouble maker you. :)
     
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  10. Glenalmond

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    Oh yes and I could put 4101 on the side of Dubs again and they could both look naf together !.

    Anyway Hawardens boiler is now ready to be lifted - and we are to take the frames of 1593 for a spin using the same crane. It s about time that we saw some wasp strips again, this time with the correct green. Or I could put 470xx on the side and run it with 68005 as a recreation of hopton incline, we could push the Noth London tank around and... . Cheese late at night, no good for you...

    Dubs charter xmas week is booking well, Richard Newton can take one or two more if anyone wants to come along.
     
  11. Glenalmond

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    Happy new year to you all, without your support there can be no Gala's !.

    Imagine if you will that its July, there is full bore sun on the bank, engines are clagging and the distinct rumble of the 16 tonners as they drift past. Yes it may rain and I cant be sure if the Mayan calender did reach July !.

    So in the tradition of recent years, Ladies and Gentlemen welcome back to the show that never ends I give you the Foxfield Summer Gala.

    The Song Remains The Same
     
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    We had a good charter with the nice crane tank dubbs last month with Richard, I enjoyed it very much can't wait for this year's schedule
     
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    The Song Remains The Same - does this mean Led Zeppelin will be appearing? :)
     
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    Left in 1989, and after a few years doing borderline pop rubbish the band are back on (and way above!) their old form recently :)

    Alternative answer: How about Salmon as a visitor then? :lol:
     
  17. Glenalmond

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    If only, note the ref to ELP that no one has spotted for the last three years !.
     
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    Don't tell me you've undergone Brain Salad Surgery since we last met? :)
     
  19. Glenalmond

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    Yes, but I was a lucky man, good job that I went in for the works.
     
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    My thoughts on the summer gala: J72 69023, LYR pug 51218, NLR 76 (ex BR 58850), Wemyss Private Railway 17 and any Austerity in original condition. Well I can dream can't I?
     

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