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Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway 140th Anniversary Steam Gala

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Alex G, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. Alex G

    Alex G New Member

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    The Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway 140th Anniversary Steam Gala Will take place on September 12 & 13 2009

    • Three engines in steam
    • Visiting engine Pannier 6435
    • Also in steam Bagnall No. 19 & Peckett 1555 'Ivor'
    • Vintage vehicles on display
    • Driver for a fiver
    • Brake van rides
    • Intensive timetable
    • Steam working hard up our steep gradients
    http://www.pontypool-and-blaenavon.co.uk
     
  2. Alex G

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    A Photocharter has been arranged by the Compo Club using 6435 on Monday 14 September. To see the full details of the photocharter click on the file attachment below.
     

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    Are spaces still available on the charter?
     
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    Hi Basher

    I belive there are still a few places available Simon Hopkins details are at the bottom of the the photocharter File attachment.
     
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    A few spaces left on the Charter

    There are a few spaces left for our photo charter on the 14th, this is a great oppertunity to sample the delights of the Blaenavon Extension by steam 6 months before everyone else. 6435 will be working up the 1 in 28 grade from Blaenavon with goods and passenger trains. Contact Simon on the details in a pervious post for information.

    Alex
     
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    6435 arrived back home to Wales for its short stay for our gala on Monday 7 September.
     
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    Working Timetable 140th Gala

    All,

    Please find the finished and finalised timetable for the Gala this weekend attached.

    6435 will be at the head of each train with either Ivor or 19 banking or with 19 double heading.

    The biggest Steam event EVER at the PBR and the shape of things to come!

    Hope you all enjoy it!

    Alex
     

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    I enjoyed the couple of hours I spent at the gala yesterday.

    Several runs behind 6435 pannier tank which was working hard up a very steep line.
    3 working locos.
    A trip around the works yard which included ex Barry locos 5668 and 4253 plus pannier 9629 under restoration.
    Blue skies and Welsh countryside - All for a Fiver

    Bargain

    Nice cup of tea as well (extra)

    See you again next year when the extention is finished.
     
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    Thanks for the feedback. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed yourself. We are all just about ready to drop after the weekend now. Photocharter was brilliant too! Keep your eyes out for the piccies!

    Alex
     
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    Had a great day on Saturday....

    It is great to see some real progress at this railway......

    Please find attached an image of 6435 heading up towards Whistle Halt.

    Thanks to all involved.
     

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