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Severn Autumn Steam September 21-23

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by mike1522, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. david1984

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    Your your right, I really should of remembered that as I spent a good 4/5 hours in them overnight last year, lovely as they are, the Gresleys work better during the day for me, Mk1 seats being more comfortable for a couple of hours doss between photo ops.
     
  2. Andy2857

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    Depending on what time you arrive in the evening you could do it with one evening ticket and one day rover for the next day.
     
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    How much is an evening ticket?
     
  4. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Fares: Adults - £9.50, Children - £5.00 (4 - 15 years). In advance Not sure if it the same pay on the day or not for the evening fares - Evening tickets will be available for travel on Friday and Saturday evening only on the following trains:

    Kidderminster departures: 18.10, 19.10, 19.52, 20.48, 21.48, 22.48 & 00.40.
    Bridgnorth departures: 17.48, 18.56, 20.32, 21.30, 22.26, 23.30 & 00.30.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. For something that is a main attraction of this event the fare situation isn't made very clear on the website...........
     
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    "Evening Tickets

    Evening 'Freedom of the Line' Rover tickets will be available for travel on Friday and Saturday evening only. These tickets are available for purchase online here at our website and will be available at booking offices on the day".

    Special Events at the Severn Valley Railway



    Patrick
     
  7. Kje7812

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    Right
    The Friday day rover is valid from the start of the day until and including the 23.30 ex-BH and 22.50 ex-KR, Saturday's day rover is valid from the 23.30 ex-BH and 22.50 ex-KR on Friday to the same times on saturday. The Sunday rover is valid from 23.30.ex-BH and 22.50 ex-KR on saturday to the end of service on Sunday.
    Some asked about the WTT, should be finished now and printing starting soon.
     
  8. Kje7812

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    Public timetable is up on the website for downloading, having been corrected from the original. WTTs have started to be delivered in the post.
    7799 is expected to arrive this week for a photocharter , and 7812 is also returning on Wednesday. 1501 is hopefully in use Wed to Fri if test go well on Monday and Tuesday.
    Set C is the one being used during the night as well as the south end locals during the day.
     
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    Got my WTT Saturday. I hope everyone's eyesight is good. The printing's really small. I notice that the overnight's have been strengthened to 5 coaches rather than 4 as in recent years. Quite a bit of double heading on Sunday from Bewdley but with some strange combinations. Prairie tank + 34053 doen't really float my boat. 34053 + 31806 would have looked great but it's probably too heavy. Minor quibble really. It looks fantastic as usual. I shall be there until the proverbial large chanteuse bursts into song.
     
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    Don't get why they've changed the Sets from GWR2 / L / N / M(6) etc in the timetable to S1/2/3 etc and provided a key. Why change something that's worked well for god knows how many years? Appreciate the inclusion of set formations, but just don't get changing to a 'Key' system. Agree with the size of the printing, and yes they are minor quibbles but the last couple of years WTT haven't had such problems so why the change?
     
  11. Kje7812

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    Simple answer: different people doing it. I think a few people have comment on the S1, S2, etc and hopefully it will not be repeated.
    It's fine for a normal day when the formations are unlikely to change during the day, but during the gala, they do so it would be easier if they were just the sets, not the diagram.
     
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    Hopefully the "different people" will also not print it so small in future either. It's really poor for a document which costs £5.00. As it is I shall have to take my reading glasses with me, or find a photocopier which will blow the pages up to A3.
     
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    Apparently this was a c***-*p on the Printer's part - it was fine when it left the SVR.
     
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    Does anybody know which way the locos will be facing and if they are turning them during the gala like they did at the spring gala ?? WTT doesn't mention anything about locos turning at Kidder.
    Thanks Phil
     
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    Forgive further inquisition, but does anyone know if the loco yard/works at Bridgnorth will be open to the public?
     
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    The MPD is open Saturday and sunday. Rough times are 10am until 5pm.
    Not open friday due the yard despite being a gala is still a working site.
     
  17. 45407&44871

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    will 42968 be back in service on time? looking a bit close currently and I was hoping to see it out and about!
     
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    Keep an eye out here for loco directions which is usually up to date:

    SVR-Online Forum :: View topic - Locomotive directions

    Sunday 16th Sept BS3 34053 Turn loco after diner north-facing

    Thursday 20th Sept AN1 42968 loco to be turned

    Per SVR website

    Patrick
     
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    Rostered back in service Weds 19th sept as per SVR website. SVR Engineering twitter feed has also reported that the (i don't know if it means one or all) defective spring has been replaced. Due for weighing at the start of the week.
     
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    Thanks Patrick
     

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