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Peak Rail 'Blazing Saddles' Austerity weekend 9/10th March

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by chrisj94, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. chrisj94

    chrisj94 New Member

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    A special weekend on the 9th & 10th March 2013 to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the “Austerity” steam locomotive with trains working between Rowsley South Station and Matlock Platform 2.


    Locomotives to Appear:

    WD132 “Sapper” HE No. 3163, built 1944 (courtesy of the East Lancs Railway)

    “Wilbert” HE No. 3806, built 1953 (courtesy of the Dean Forest Railway)

    “Lord Phil” HE No. 3883, built 1943, rebuilt 1963 (On hire to Peak Rail)

    71515 “Mech.Navvies” RSH No. 7169, built 1945 (courtesy of the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway)

    WD150 “Royal Pioneer” RSH No.7136/3892, built 1944 (resident at Peak Rail)


    All locomotives subject to availability and Peak Rail reserve the right to amend or cancel any services.



    Attractions at the event will include:

    Early morning demonstration freight train operating between Rowsley South and Matlock Riverside Station.

    Intensive timetable.

    Two- train passenger working with all trains being top and tailed.

    Last train of the day from Rowsley South Station will feature all operational locomotives.

    No 75008 Swiftsure HE 2857, built 1943 on static display on the turntable.

    For as little as £5 you can get the chance to drive WD150 Royal Pioneer in the sidings at Rowsley South Station under expert supervision.

    (In order to take advantage of this please note that age limits will apply and for safety reasons all participants must be over 18 years of age and will be allocated on a strictly first come first served basis).




    Special Fares:

    Adult Day Rover - £12.00
    Senior Citizen Day Rover - £10.00
    Members/Shareholders Day Rover - £8.00
    Children under 5 years of age - FREE
    Children 5 – 15 years Day Rover - £5.00

    Please note that HRA passes and all other offers will not be accepted for this event.
     
  2. Miff

    Miff Well-Known Member

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    A 'Bucket' Gala - congratulations!
     
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    What a novel idea for a gala - this sounds excellent!
     
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    This sounds great, well done and what a good title for the event.

    I wasn't expecting visiting locos. I just hope that the performances back up the billing of 'Blazing Saddles'! It would be nice if some of the locos faced north for a change as this didn't happen at the Mixed Traffic gala.
     
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    .....Passenger trains will be top n tailed, so locos facing north should be possible, even probable...:)
     
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    They were top n tailed at the Mixed Trafiic Gala but they all faced south despite the website saying they would be turned!
     
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    Both sets of passenger trains will be top and tailed with the loco’s facing north and south.

    The last train of the day on Saturday will see something rather spectacular with four ‘Austeries’ facing south and leading into Matlock Platform 2 with one trailing (facing north) and for the Sunday one leading (facing south) into Matlock Platform 2 and four trailing (facing north). Timetables will be published as soon as they have been finalised.
     
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    Sounds good - here's hoping the crews of the 4 trailing locos can be convinced not to power! ;-)
     
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    I've attatched the finished WTT for each day

    Hope to see you there!
     

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    Many thanks for the roster

    Couple of queries;

    Is it L = leading, T = tail?

    WD150 only out on last train each day?

    Cheers
     
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    Andrew,
    Yes,you are correct,DH denotes double-headed,also...
    WD150 is in on 'driver for a fiver' all day at Rowsley.


    Chris
     
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    Thanks Chris, can you cross between the sets at Darley Dale, not having visited before?
     
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    Thanks for posting the working timetables; it's much appreciated. This gala looks like it's shaping up to be a lot of fun...!
     
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    paulhitch Part of the furniture

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    Baked beans anyone?

    PH
     
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    Yes,access between both platforms is via the road crossing at the south end of the station.
     
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    Thanks again Chris
     
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    'Wilbert' arrived this morning,with 'Mech Navvies' due tomorrow...
     
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    Good news, not knowing your set up Chris, how many coaches will be in each rake and will last train of the day see both sets combined?

    Thanks again

     
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    Andrew,it will be two sets of 4,with the last train combined to create 8


    Chris
     
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    Cheers Chris
     

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