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North Norfolk Railway Spring Steam Gala: 14 - 16 April 2023

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by WesternRegionHampshireman, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. WesternRegionHampshireman

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    It has been mentioned here on the forum before, but I do want to give it its own page.

    Guests:
    Visitor 1 TBA.
    Visitor 2 TBA.

    Usuals:
    564.
    53809.
    76084.
    90775 “The Royal Norfolk Regiment”.
    92203 “Black Prince”.

    https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/spring-steam-gala/
     
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    34028 "Eddystone" confirmed on Facebook ​
     
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    1 of 2 or only visitor?
    Look good with 53809/76084. :)
     
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    1 of 2 according to the page - 7F is undergoing a re-tube from a recent post on a Facebook group, so may or may not be ready to take part.
     
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    Yes, just checked.
    Although the 7F might not make it, I am sure it will look nice with Std 4 Mog / 9F.
    Who knows, perhaps visitor 2 might have an S&D flavour. ;)
     
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    Bagnall 401 "Vulcan" from North Tyneside Railway announced as 2nd visitor
     
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    Bit unusual but ok fair enough.
     
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    One of the main NNR galas target market is families. Albeit, it’s not a traditional gala guest with regards it not being a ex
    -big 4 locomotive, its brightly coloured and has a name. The visit of the KWVR Ivatt showed that more families came because it was red engine, and was a successful gala for us.

    It’s not an engine that travels frequently, and along with Eddystone hopefully will appeal to enthusiasts and families alike. I’ve heard it’s a bit of a monster…
     
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    401 is far more appealing to me than Eddystone, it's just a shame the NNR is such a long way. Hopefully it will make it over to this side of the country at some point.
     
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    An excellent choice of loco, something very different. It will fit in well and certainly make plenty of noise climbing Kelling Bank. I've not had it for haulage in over 40 years so I feel (another) trip to Norfolk is pending. Just hope I get my leave agreed for the Saturday as then I can also visit the SVR to see and ride behind 4555, an old friend of mine having worked on it many times over the years. A long weekend it may be but the drive up from Devon to Sheringham via Kidderminster will be worth it I'm sure.
     
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    Nice to see a tank engine back in Norfolk.
    Got a good opportunity to get some photos of it with the freight set!
     
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    The railway has two 2-10-0s as part of the home fleet, so I think it’s good to have small, quirky visitors as guests.

    (Not at all against large visitors though lol)
     
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    I’m sure the ladies of Sheringham and Holt wouldn’t disagree ;)
     
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    Looks like the real line-up is this:
    401, 34028, 564, 76084 and 92203.

    Suppose you could squeeze an S&D/EoSS double-header in somewhen.
     
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    Hope there’ll be a Black Prince and Eddystone double header
     
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    90775 is in traffic (bar short term works, dewinterisation, washout etc) I believe
     
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    North Norfolk Railway PLC
    Published by Hannah Drury[​IMG] · 15 h ·

    SPRING STEAM GALA, APRIL 14, 15 AND 16
    Don't forget! There's only one week left to book in at our early bird rate; full information at www.nnrailway.co.uk/spring-steam-gala/
    Three members of our home fleet are scheduled to join Bulleid West Country pacific 34028 "Eddystone" from Swanage Railway and Bagnall No 401 "Vulcan" visiting from North Tyneside Steam Railway each day!
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    Interesting looking timetable, different on each of the 3 days. Has 90775 down for Friday and Saturday, maybe 7F 53809 taking its place on the Sunday or maybe a typo? Goods train doing one round trip on Friday and Saturday in the afternoon, but not on Sunday (Set F). Quad arts out all three days (Set D), first train in the morning from Sheringham they are being combined with the suburbans (Set C) to make a long train running non stop to Holt.
    Vintage set running as a mixed train with fitted wagons all three days (Set E), but the Y14 not rostered to run at this event. Two double headers on the Sunday afternoon only, Eddystone & 90775(?) then Eddystone & Black Prince.

    I had already got my ticket for the Friday as I have planned to visit the Severn Valley on Saturday and Sunday, shame these had to clash this year. Looking forward to it.
     

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