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STEEL, STEAM & STARS II - Llangollen Rly - 18 to 26 April 09

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by lil Bear, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Mighty Mogul

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    Berwyn is always popular too - there are several familiar shots which are attainable from the public roads that run off the A5 around and under the running line near the station. Llangollen and Carrog equally so from the road bridges, but I think these are the sort of locations that will be fairly manageable for one of us lot to wave a bucket around at the photters.

    Ofcourse we will get people who won't wish to throw any money in the pot, but I think any donations we can get from those photographers who aren't travelling will be better than a poke in the eye.

    Reading back through this thread it seems some people think that we are embarking on some kind of zero tolerance vendetta against anyone wealding a camera! Not the case - but this event is costing us a not insignificant amount of dosh to stage and we need to maximise our opportunities to generate income wherever possible.
     
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    STEEL STEAM & STARS II Leaflet

    Twice the size of the first gala leaflet, this is bing finalised for printing and will be first distributed at the Barrow Hill Rail Power w/end at the end of the month. Contains lots of info, booking form for discounted advance tickets, and confirmed loco listing. Until then... :-# ;-)
     
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    Current thinking is to employ an army of young attractive women to patrol the lineside with the donations buckets. And yes, we are being serious! ;-)
     
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    "we" being Will... not that the rest of us will take much persuading 8-[
     
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    "we" being Will... not that the rest of us will take much persuading 8-[ [/quote:gklyt9g8]

    These young ladies will doubtless require much supervising. I would like to volunteer for this unpleasant and doubtless difficult to fill role.
     
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    Need to be careful about wording; although this is correct it doesn't make clear that NO LINESIDE ACCESS IS ALLOWED hence the fact that there are "no lineside passes"; some could interpret the above phrasing to mean that there is no need for lineside passes because ( my italics ) the railway permits lineside access - which it doesn't !
     
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    Agreed Fred.....sometimes that bear charachter can get things a bit mixed up

    I would like say that Llangollen Railway is not against the principle of Lineside passes in anyway

    The problem is Llangollen Railway has a very small active membership and most are mulitasking to the tune of three jobs plus

    We do not photographer/enthusiast based on the railway who can dedicate the time towards setting up a system that is acceptable, safe and can be policed in a way to satisfy the operating department.

    Those that know the railway and have spent time on photo charters (Matt Allen etc ) will know that the railway doesnt really need to be trod on to get the best shots.
     
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    So can that long haired guy GWR lover, seeing as it's Broomhalla's comment which is being refered to.
     
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    6880rules noted :

    I beg to differ on this point; my understanding is that lineside clearances are so tight at some points - and footplate staff have expressed concern at the risk of causing serious / fatal injury to linesiders at several such locations - that the Llangollen Railway has a declared policy of NO LINESIDE PASSES. This policy is a further reason why photo charters are so popular as participants get the bonus of access to very rare locations only granted to charter groups.

    I do not know if the policy has been / is being reconsidered but having sampled the line on various photo charters in the past I can fully understand the rationale behind the policy and the folly of seeking to gain access without considering consequences on either self or footplate staff.
     
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    Just read the line up in steam railway, and what a line up it is, and can't wait already =P~
     
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    Glad you like it !!
     
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    Taking by the pic of 1306 on the gala site that and truro are two of the locos, can someone post the line-up on the site please as i am looking forward to this event, anyone going barrow hill to collect a leaflet, regards Martyn.
     
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    For a start we have 11 locomotives listed on the leaflet plus one guest loco still to be confirmed.

    I will be at Barrow Hill on Friday giving out the leaflets !!
     
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    Your just toying with me now, spose i will have to wait to get my hands on steam mag then [-(

    Like i said cant wait for the event! Even contemplating travelling twice from brum for the gala!
     
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    As the cat is now out of the basket here is the lineup:

    1306 Mayflower
    246 Morayshire
    3440 City of Truro
    9017 Dukedog
    5526 Small Prairie
    5643 0-6-2T
    44806 Black Five
    3802 2-8-0
    6430 0-6-0PT
    5199 Large Prairie
    80072 2-6-4 Std Tank
    A N Other.

    A very varied selection to please all.
     
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    Any chance of bringing the thompson coaches with Morayshire [-o<

    Excellent choices for locos and your team should be applauded for what will be a great gala im sure =D>

    Now i dont have to worry about 246 being at embsay and worrying about when it will be down next time, that will be a bigger crowd puller than the two double framers!
     
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    If someone is prepared to pay for the transportation costs . . . . . . . :-k
     
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    Just read the price of £56 pound for all nine days, bargain!!! Better get saving.
     
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    Can only congratulate the 6880 guys on a great lineup, got the making of another marvellous event.

    Just need to decide what days to do!

    I've now purchased another vehicle especially for chasing the trains, the Scooby was costing me a fortune. So, with diesel power I may even do some days trips for this event.
     

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