If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

Severn Valley Spring Steam Gala: 21st - 24th April 2022

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by WesternRegionHampshireman, Feb 15, 2022.

  1. flying scotsman123

    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    10,005
    Likes Received:
    16,421
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Does anyone know if working members of other railways with reciprocal travel arrangements are eligible for the members' discount as in previous years?
    TIA
     
  2. 3ABescot

    3ABescot Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2019
    Messages:
    261
    Likes Received:
    463
    Location:
    Herefordshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    As with the mainline, I fear that the measures to deter fare-dodgers might be counterproductive. They cost more and and discourage travellers by presenting a bureaucratic, unfriendly and over-complicated face to the railway.
     
  3. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,372
    Likes Received:
    766
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    According to the ticketing info sent out to BOs and TTIs, yes.
     
  4. flying scotsman123

    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2013
    Messages:
    10,005
    Likes Received:
    16,421
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cheltenham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Thank you :)
     
  5. Ian Milne

    Ian Milne New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    92
    Looks like there is no access to the area opposite Kidderminster signal box. Bit of a shame.
     
  6. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2010
    Messages:
    2,372
    Likes Received:
    766
    Location:
    Kidderminster/ Cardiff
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    With the footbridge replacement, it's classed as a building site.
     
  7. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    16,066
    Likes Received:
    13,134
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Strange question I know, but do we have a better idea yet of how long 'a while' is, wanting to take my father to Didcot at the start of June and fear the Saint will still be at SVR?
     
  8. Ben Jenden

    Ben Jenden Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2019
    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    338
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Croydon
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    2999 is rostered as part of the Queens Platinum Jubilee weekend at SVR over 2-5 June. But is said to be one of the Saints final appearance before returning to DRC.
     
  9. acorb

    acorb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    1,892
    Likes Received:
    1,630
    Location:
    Powys
    I would imagine it is cover until Hagley Hall is ready. Hoping it and perhaps another visitor is in use over early May Bank Holiday weekend as can not make the gala.
     
  10. GWR4707

    GWR4707 Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    May 12, 2006
    Messages:
    16,066
    Likes Received:
    13,134
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cumbria
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Ah bugger, oh well that's life.

    Thanks.
     
  11. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,404
    Likes Received:
    657
    3ABescot likes this.
  12. Big Al

    Big Al Nat Pres stalwart Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    19,246
    Likes Received:
    18,358
    Location:
    1016
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Day 1 of the Gala was good and very busy. Everything ran smoothly up until mid afternoon when the 15.15 ex Kiddy was held because of a fire at Northwood. I had left for the long trek home by then but I suspect that the otherwise well managed timetable might have unravelled a bit after 3 pm.

    The double header trip was a feisty affair and whilst 4498 was fine it did feel a bit as though it was a size 10 foot in a size 9 shoe. Given the load of 8 on the trip I had with 75069 it really did sparkle and went up Eardington as though it wasn't there.

    Well done to all the staff, on and off the trains. All very welcoming. Lineside photographers everywhere.
     
    green five, sunstream and 3ABescot like this.
  13. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member Friend

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    1,509
    Location:
    Stourbridge
    I'll echo the thanks to crews and staff. The timetable basically lost an hour, which was how long the Fire Brigade kept the line closed. It meant a later than expected finish, but still a day to remember, mostly for moments like this.

    4498_20220421.jpg
     
    Dan Hill, ykin01, A1X and 8 others like this.
  14. neildimmer

    neildimmer Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    7,404
    Likes Received:
    657
    Yes great day out, i spent today just taking photos at Kidderminster, had to leave after 2999 arrived for rail journey back to Yorkshire (4 changes!!!)
    Though got my rover ticket for Saturday, so a day travelling

    Highlight obviously 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley, 1st public passenger service for numerous years
    Also seen 2999 Lady of Legend, 506, 75069, 813 & 71516 Welsh Guardsman double heading, 1501 on Bewdley shuttles
    4498 Sir Nigel Gresley hauling the SVR LNER Teak coaches
    https://tinyurl.com/456c2bjj

    Neil
     
  15. LMarsh1987

    LMarsh1987 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2013
    Messages:
    2,734
    Likes Received:
    3,083
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Thanks to the driver for a cracking blast on the whistle.
    4498 Sir Nigel Gresley Tenbury Wall.jpg
     
    Dan Hill, Mick45305, ykin01 and 15 others like this.
  16. jamesd

    jamesd Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2009
    Messages:
    500
    Likes Received:
    209
    Location:
    Llanharan, S Wales
    Just got home after a great day. I got there just before 9am to buy my tickets, the queue to do so being shorter than the queue to pick up pre-booked tickets! I was also able to pay for car parking at the same time and they were cheaper than online as there was no booking fee.

    Trains were very busy although I avoided 4498’s trains which looked wedged every time I saw them. The timetable was delayed due to the fire although everything still ran to sequence so it just meant a slightly later arrival time.

    The doubleheader was the highlight, the crews seemed to be enjoying the smaller locos!!
     
    LMarsh1987 and Matt37401 like this.
  17. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    12,320
    Likes Received:
    8,125
    Occupation:
    Nosy aren’t you?
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    A few of my friends on the footplate up there rather enjoy the smaller engines, as it was put to me one night after a few beers it’s a bit like Jimi Hendrix trying to get a tune out of a right handed guitar with his left ‘ond’ :) in all seriousness it’s great to see pride in the job :):)
     
  18. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    12,320
    Likes Received:
    8,125
    Occupation:
    Nosy aren’t you?
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    That is a Cracker
     
    LMarsh1987 likes this.
  19. jsm8b

    jsm8b Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,442
    Likes Received:
    4,458
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Escapee from the corporate bear-pit
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    22D_0526 4498 Waterworks Corssing, Hampton Loade 210422.jpg 4498 at the Waterworks Crossing minutes before the sun dropped behind the hill.
    A very nice combination of loco and stock.


    View attachment 67810
     
    Dan Hill, Mick45305, ykin01 and 20 others like this.
  20. black5

    black5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,762
    Likes Received:
    1,999
    Occupation:
    Theatre
    Location:
    Merseyside>Bury
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer

Share This Page