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leighton buzzard 6th-7th: September. Small Engines Steam-Up

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by pjm, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. pjm

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    Featuring our own small engines, plus some visitors, and freight as well as passenger trains, running to a special intensive timetable.

    Up to 9 engines in steam, with much double-heading and motive power swapping, plus THREE sets of passenger coaches and two sets of freight wagons.

    Visiting locos expected are:

    • "Iowerth". Freelance vertical boilered
    • "Jack". Low-slung but powerful Barclay, built for a gasworks line with very tight clearances
    • "Jennie". New-build Kerr Stuart Wren class
    • "Paddy". Freelance vertical-boilered
    • "Woto". Neat little Bagnall, recently returned from overhaul, and already helping out with our train services
    And from our own fleet:

    • "Chaloner". 1877-built De Winton vertical boilered
    • "P C Allen". Typical product of Orenstein & Koppel, returning after overhaul
    • "Peter Pan". An original Kerr Stuart Wren, dating from 1922
    • "Rishra". The only working Baguley steam engine in the world--need we say more?
    Plus live-steam miniature trains at Stonehenge Works.

    Provisional Timetable

    Passenger departures from Page's Park:

    10.40, 11.20, 12.30, 13.00, 13.35, 14.40, 15.10, 15.40

    Freight departures from Page's Park:

    11.54, 14.05, 16.25

    Passenger departures from Stonehenge Works:

    11.20, 11.45, 12.25, 13.20, 13.55, 14.35, 15.30, 16.25

    Freight departures from Stonehenge Works:

    10.28, 12.58, 15.07
     
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    I'll be there for sure.
     
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    Thanks lots of people have worked very hard to update the gala format, so we need people to like it to make it a success
     
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    looks fab - pity i can't make it across from sweden.

    i'll try and persuade my sister and brother-in-law to visit as they live in L Buzzard!
     
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    Iowerth will not be attending anymore.
     
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    Already arrived visitor working trains
     
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    I had a great time there yesterday. Really intensive service, and so much going on at Stonehenge Works I could of happily spent the day watching trains shuffling about there. The two Wrens working together was something pretty special.
     
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    thanks to everyone that came to the Gala today was busier than yesterday. More coaches where really need hopefully fix that next year,
     
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    Busier still? Although it wasn't crowded on the platforms, at least one train was declared full at least 5 minutes before departure, with passengers advised to take the following train.
     
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    We even had to run extra trains so people could get back from stonehenge!
    Good weekend all round, Timetable worked every well.
     
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    think it was actually two trains at the same time one in platform 1 and one in two of pages park. was only five coaches in total, but still a good day nearly 400 people on the sunday.
     
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    A nice selection. The log train is a bit different from the norm.
     

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