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North Norfolk Steam Gala September

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by dace83, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. dace83

    dace83 Well-Known Member

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    I know it is rather early to start a thread but 9F 92122 has been confirmed a guest I do like the 9fs.

    Hopefully we will get the pig this year, everything crossed!
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Where's North Norfolm :cool1:

    I did hear the possible lineup printed in Steam Railway, but will wait to see if the rest are confirmed, 92212 was one of the ones listed, but i saw no mention of 43106.
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Not yet but I'm hoping, The north Norfolm is one I haven't visited before :)
    I enjoyed black prince in 2007, shame there is no 90775 for double heading again :-(

    Edit, just found out how to edit titles
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    I would be nice if the M&GN brake van and W&U coach where out for this gala.
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Dace, they're awaiting your help
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    On a side note. I sent a list to everning news in about march with whitwells big dates and events.
    They have missed out our 4th of july american day with elvis. Hope they dont miss out our big steam weekend/ rally.

    The weather looks very good for both days at nnr and whitty. Cant wait to see the photos from nnr from you and george.
    I might put up some of mine if you want from whitty.

    Oh and dace, thanks for the add on youtube. I do have a whittwell youtube page if you want to add that too. :D. And im not plugging in my event in the succes of nnr. :D
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    The 9F is confirmed, and as mentioned in Steam Railway we are looking at two more (also, there may be a surprise loco filling in for 69621). 43106 has not been requested for this year, and will not be appearing.
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    I was hoping it would be this year as I'm moving to leicester soon and will miss any appearances for the next 3-4 years :-(

    Will be interesting to see what the other two are though, are they LNER locos?
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Yeah but you get the GCR instead; I wouldn't say it's better as the NNR is very good, but it has different qualities to the NNR.
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Is the Black 5 not staying for this event? Also any signs of a mainline loco arriving by rail? This would be an ideal opportunity to use the new crossing to its full potential. Not such a long trip for Dennis Howells Pannier from its August stay on the MNR. Could join another mainline loco and do shuttles to Cromer?
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    So what's the likely line-up then? Because of capacity they can only have 5 maybe 6 locomotives in operation

    5619 - (on loan from Telford Steam Railway)
    44767 - (on loan from NYMR)
    65462 - (resident)
    92212 - (on loan from Mid-Hants Railway)

    Is 69621 going to be there or elsewhere? If it's there, that's your five. If not, Ring Haw could fill in but that's a fairly uninspiring Hunslet. Any other ideas?
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Not official but I heard I rumour 69621 is off to the South Devon to use the wheel drop.

    And Ring Haw is a cracking machine!
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    and dont forget we can run up to 8 locos - just as seen at Thats Yer Lot last year
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    If Steam railway is correct in saying whats coming for the NNR Gala, then it should be a really good event! Would love to see 43106 attend though!........is 8572 going to be running by then or Whissington?
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    B12 is still in bits so i doubt it. i think october/november time is what the society are aiming for. Wissington had a hyraulic test about a month ago and passed. The Y7 also passed a hydraulic test but according to my driver on saturday it couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Lol Yeah I did hear that they had both passed.....hmmm don't sound like neither of them are going to be any good up Kelling bank on a 5 or 6 coach train! lol Can't wait to see Whissington finished though its taken so many years to do! Be nice to see the B12 again too!
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    be nice to see wissington with some of the vintage coaches. M&GN brake van, pigeon van M&GN 129, W&U etc :D and a short goods/mixed train
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Other engines are being sought for, we will have to wait and see hopefully some LNER engines
     
  19. TonyMay

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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    I have some affection for the Y7 which for many years was at the GCR, but I don't think that a class 0F 0-4-0T is up to hauling any decent length on the NNR's gradients. It would be better going off to a smaller, shorter, flatter line like that at Whitwell and Reepham (for example).

    Wissington falls into the same category as Ring Haw -- useful for the NNR's summer holiday tourist traffic but otherwise somewhat uninspiring for the railway enthusiast.

    Perhaps but you can only run two trains at once; one in the Holt-Weybourne section and the other in the Weybourne-Sheringham section. Other trains must wait at the termini for one to arrive before being given the token. Hence with 8 engines, they're simply not productive. The optimum number is probably four, then when a train arrives at a terminus, the next train is ready to leave, and the loco can be runround so that's ready to go when the next one arrives.

    Will the additional locos bring in extra visitors? Enough to cover the additional costs of having those additional engines?
     
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    Re: North Norfolm Steam Gala September

    Don't forget galas are also a chance for the volunteers to have a play with different locos, rakes of coaches etc.
     

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