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Severn Valley Railway Spring Diesel Festival 16th-19th May 2024

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Kje7812, Apr 3, 2024.

  1. Kje7812

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    Visitors announced so far:
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    37409
    2 x Class 70 (Colas and Freightliner)
    Class 59 (Freightliner)

    D182 and 37263 will be also making appearances.
    https://svr.co.uk/event/spring-diesel-festival/
     
  2. 7822WelshSteam

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    Not my cup of tea, but I've already bought my 3-day rover and booked a hotel. Home fleet and 37409 for me!
     
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    A pair of HST powercars from Rail Adventure announced as visiting.

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    Genuine question. Will there be anymore heritage visitors? At the moment, I can sell my 3-day rover and buy a day ticket.
     
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    The Class 17 will require repairs prior to the diesel gala. Whilst at the K&ESR, it sprung a coolant leak. Hopefully it is a minor fault and resolvable but if not, the Clayton may be out of action.
     
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    Lots of bashers not happy on the SVR Facebook post of the timetable. From what I can see, the 69 makes one evening trip KR-BY-KR return on the Saturday, and the 70 hauls a KR-BH service which then forms the last train back to KR, which it tags on the back of, anybody going by mainline train will be long gone by then.

    I assume it's down to train crew being available from the FOCs? But one has to ask what is the point of getting these locos in and making a big fuss about it if they aren't running most of the time. ELR seem to be able to run the mainline locos in the day.
     
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    Bashers or Ned’s?
     
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    The ELR have an advantage of their own airbraked stock. The SVR doesn't so it is hired in.
     
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    Plenty of hotels in the area …with the number of AB visitors they were never going to all work one day .
     
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    Not everybody has the time or money to spend on hotels which have shot up in price the last few years, especially with just 2 weeks notice. I am not interested in attending SVR diesel galas myself, just making a point.
     
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    Yes very disappointing I have a 3 and a half hour rail journey to get to the SVR, booked Thursday and Saturday but have to leave about 4pm to get home at a decent hour
     
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    Personally, I'm very pleased with the timetable. The people who want to "red-pen" the modern stuff can have a trundle down to Bewdley, while the rest of us have plenty of decent paths to enjoy behind the good stuff. Everyone's a winner (even if not all the locos are).
     
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    37409 and the air braked set have arrived.

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    Kidderminster booking office will be open 1700-1900 tomorrow if anyone wants to collect their wristbands early.

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    Issues with the HST leading to a 15 min delay. HST now fixed and will pick up its diagram shortly.

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