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GCR Winter Gala - 25 to 27 January 2019

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Johann Marsbar, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. pwsw5054

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    Video from a very enjoyable Friday and Saturday. I won't forget 7802 on the TPO in a hurry!
     
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    Many thanks for posting videos of gala here. Would be interested to know feelings regarding how busy gala is in terms of passenger numbers? Doubtless damp/dark weather likely to effect this as well....
     
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    Very busy yesterday. Looks like it is going to be a sunny one today, though a bit breezy!
     
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    My footage of the gala from Friday, More footage to come.
     
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    My footage of the gala from Saturday and Sunday, enjoy.
     
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    Here's my video and a few photos from an excellent day at the gala on Saturday.



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    Saturday was busy - standing room only on some trains. The TPO demonstration at Quorn & Woodhouse was two/three deep...

    Fantastic gala, well worth the 320+ mile round-trip from Sussex (where the only chance to see steam in January is 323 'Bluebell' on the Footplate Tasters at Sheffield Park). The box van train was a personal highlight.
     
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    Many thanks for feedback. Pleased that event was well attended and agree that this event certainly provides just about the only 'steam fix' at this time of the year!
     
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    Yes, that bears out my own observations. It will be disappointing for a small, but vocal, group of disenfranchised lineside photographers, who were adamant that their removal from the lineside would represent a crashing commercial disaster for the railway, and see significantly lower attendances at galas.
     
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    Visited yesterday. Excellent gala as always!

    One question for those in the know, what/why are there Northern units parked at Quorn?
     
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    319456 is one of them (769456)
     
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    Being tested / evaluated for use on the "Big Railway", Overhead and third rail units converted to "Tri-mode" with diesel engines added.
     
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    I visited on Sunday and it seemed a bit quiet. I was on and off the trains pretty much all day and never had any problem finding a seat. I heard several people comment that they hoped it had been busier on the first two days - presumably from comments above more people opted for the Saturday.

    Anyway, an enjoyable day apart from a biting cold wind. Thanks as always to all those who made it happen.
     
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    Video from Sunday, another excellent GCR gala...

     
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    Hello all

    Had a great day on Sunday, at GCR galas it seems there is always something arriving or departing . My thanks to everyone who made it happen.
    A few pictures

    The 8f at Loughborough
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    The Austerity was also out and about at Loughborough
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    48624 passing through Quorn and Woodhouse station with a goods train
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    Early start for 7802 at Rothley
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