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Night rider events

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by The_Rail_WAy, May 4, 2019.

  1. The_Rail_WAy

    The_Rail_WAy New Member

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    Are there any heritage lines that run nightrider events nowadays?

    I know ELR have done them but it was a few years ago now, GCR did one for New Years and RH&DR has done them in the past.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Tal-y-llyn have done them too. Trying to sleep in a carriage the size of a garden shed rattling through the Welsh hills in the middle of the night is an experience!

    Don't forget SVR autumn gala.
     
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    SVR Autumn steam gala, the trains often fill up so you end up sleeping in somebody places, but both public and off duty staff frequent these trains so always a good place for interesting conversations
     
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    Heres me reading the title of this topic as a hasselhoff themed event!
    If you intend on riding on the SVR or any overnight trains. Bring air freshener. They can get rather pungent.
     
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    The ELR nightrider events have been scrapped permanently sadly due to some younger enthusiasts getting a bit drunk.

    Think from what I heard some stock was damaged & the individuals concerned earnt themselves bans from quite a few preserved lines.
     
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    Does returning to the yard at 03.30 in the morning after a tamping session count?
     
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    All I can add to this is that I’ve just booked a day’s annual leave so that I can volunteer to open a signal box at 05:30. Eek!


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