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Midland Railway Butterley 1960's Event - 9th and 10th May

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by trainmad, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. trainmad

    trainmad New Member

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    Hello,

    Thanks for your reply. D212 and D182 don't face any particular direction; 73129 faces Butterley and 92214 faces Pye Bridge.

    Unfortunatly due to insurance we don't offer lineside passes. However there are plenty of places along the line where trains are photographable from.

    I'm currently producing a 'photographic guide' to the line which I'm hoping to upload within the next few days.

    Many thanks,

    Paul
     
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    I see it now appearing at the NYMR gala over the first two weekends of May and could be staying for the peak season.
     
  3. trainmad

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    Hello,

    Yes unfortunately that's the reason but its not a big problem - at least it means all engines get more running (and a 73129+92214 double header at the end of the day!) :smt001

    However, I am looking into the possibility of using 80098, however I believe its boiler certificate expires on the 21st April so this is unlikely I'm afraid. Be a bit of a mini 'BR Standards Gala' mind if it did!

    More news when I have it!

    Paul
     
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    Will the engines be swapped over at Swanick as they've been before?

    I'm hoping to travel with the Std 5 and 9F, if I catch the 10.50 off Butterley with the Std 5 will I then be able to ctach the 9f later??

    Thanks!
     
  5. trainmad

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    Hello there,

    Yes, 92214 and 73129 will be out all day on various trains. All locomotives will be changing at Swanwick Junction.

    Passengers will be able to change trains at Swanwick using the foot crossing provided!

    Thanks,

    Paul
     
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    Hi chaps,

    Our 1960's Event will be taking place this weekend (May 9th and 10th).
    Locomotives running with be:

    BR Standard Class 5MT 73129
    BR Standard Class 9F 92214
    BR EE Type 4 D212
    BR Sulzer Type 4 D182
    Class 127 Diesel Multiple Unit

    Attractions over the weekend will include:
    Passenger Trains
    Demonstration Goods Train
    "Driver for a Fiver" on our recently opened Swanwick Colliery Branch Line.
    Intensive Timetable (Trains from Butterley from 10:00 - 16:40 with trains roughly every 40 minutes.)
    Passenger Trains and Goods Trains on the Golden Valley Light Railway
    1960's Vehicles on Display at Butterley and Swanwick Junction

    Timetable

    Butterley Departures
    10:00
    10:30
    10:50
    11:30
    12:00
    12:40
    13:10
    13:50
    14:20
    15:00
    15:30
    16:10
    16:40

    Swanwick Departures
    To Pye Bridge
    10:10
    10:40
    11:10
    11:50
    12:20
    13:00
    13:30
    14:10
    14:40
    15:20
    15:50
    16:30
    17:00

    Swanwick Departures
    To Butterley
    10:45 - Goods Train
    11:20
    11:50
    11:55 - Goods Train
    12:30
    13:00
    13:05 - Goods Train
    13:40
    14:10
    14:15 - Goods Train
    14:50
    15:20
    15:25 - Goods Train
    16:00
    16:30
    17:00
    17:10
    17:30

    Working Timetables for both days are available here.
     
  7. Aureol

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    Allo all!
    If anyone is thinking about visiting this, what promises to be, great gala on the Sunday, I shall be the secondman on D212, so please do feel free to come for a chat! Would be nice to see a few faces from here :)
     
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    Anybody coming then?
     
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    Am visiting on Sunday...looking forward to it!
     
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    Hi chaps,

    Great day had by all today it seems!

    Had a few problems with D2138 in the morning so 08331 was substituted as Yard Pilot during the day. Mainline Engines all ran to time and faultlessly!

    Hope the same happens again tomorrorw!

    Paul
     
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    Hiya

    Visited today and had a wonderful time. Dad and my partner had a go on the 'driver for a fiver' and were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it. They can't wait to have a go at another event.

    Looking forward to the 'works open day' in august. Will be my dad's 60th birthday so will be making a good day of it!

    regards jess
     
  12. Aureol

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    Hi Jess!
    Did you have a ride behind D212 Aureol? If so, I hope you enjoyed it, I was the secondman (the one in the steam uniform) :)
    Overall I hope you enjoyed the entire event and will be back for some more next time!
     
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    Hiya

    I didn't ride behind D212....i only realised when i got home that i didn't take any pictures of it either!

    Oh we will be back at Midland soon my son is a big fan (he's 4 years old and he knows more bout trains than me Dad who worked on the railway for 32 years!). Hoping to be down again before the works open day.

    Well done to all for a great day yesterday!

    Regards Jess
     
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