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KWVR Winter Steam Gala, 13th, 14th and 15th February 2009

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by KieranPilsworth, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. KieranPilsworth

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    All in all a very good event.

    No more than 10 mins down except for the late evening departures - mainly due to locos needing to take an extra watering !

    Will put some of my pics up at some point but for the time being i'm one tired man!!!!!
     
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    Just back from a long weekend in Yorkshire, had a great time again. With the indifferent weather we decided to go for a ride on Sat, the real ale was superb! Well done to the KWVR for putting on a great event.

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    Got the impression that the fireman was having a little trouble!!! I'd imagine the pull out of keighley would have ripped the fire apart.[/quote:2fupx6kp]

    It was for a blow up.The problem was that it had done very little up to that point combined with a new batch of coal which was distinctly slow to light. It was OK once you realised & allowed more time for the fire to burn through. It caught me out as well, but I wasn't on the express & was able to recover.
    I am the last person to throw stones for being short of steam, I think I hold the record for greatest number of blow ups on one trip, which is very embarrassing!
     
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    And how many would that be?
     
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    Far too many....... :-# Some people may remember 957 in at the Autumn Gala.
    locos don't steam very well with the damper shut #-o (I was convinced it was open...)I will never make the same mistake again, nor will I be allowed to forget.

    The perils of being a novice Fireman :smt075

    Chris.
     
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    With so much action it has taken me a while to edit it all, I now have all 50 minutes footage n 5 parts up on my Youtube Page. Once again a another Excellant Gala by KWVR with the added Bonus of generous helping of snow.

    link :http://www.youtube.com/pennysteam

    Well of to Norfolk this weekend when my new camcorder turns up, old one failed, I think it may have been that 3 minute depature of Cromwell from Keighley on Sunday.
     
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