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SVR Diesel Gala 19th-21st May 2016

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Kje7812, Dec 22, 2015.

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    5944 Part of the furniture

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    No owners rep available apparently.
     
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    D1015 (running as D1010) arrived today.
     
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    Today's announcement:
    The visiting DRS Class 68 will be 68025 and visiting DRS Class 37 will be No. 37716.
     
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    free2grice Well-Known Member Friend

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    I've just photographed the convoy of diesels that are en route from Swanage to the SVR. The train passed Bristol Parkway on time at 16:20 and consisted of 66.748 plus D5580, 50.035, D182, D213 'Andania', 20.142 and 20.205. <BJ>
     
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    Today saw the arrival of the 33, 55002 and 55019, but not 26007.
     
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    Reports on other sites say the 40 and the 26 have been withdrawn from the Gala nothing stated as yet from the SVR
     
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    Hmm, well the 40 is there already so a wasted journey if true.
    I've heard nothing either way but will keep my ear close to the ground for anythng.
     
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    The 40 and 26 now confirmed as being withdrawn from the event. Replacement locos and revised allocations to come.
     
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    So, the pair of visiting 20s will be working on the Thursday and 55019 is in use on the Friday and Saturday. Also a Chiltern Railways 68 will be on display.
     
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    would i be right then saying 20142/205 will be doing no work at all on friday?
     
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    thanks for that it doesnt affect my plan that much,pity about the 40 though is a technical fault with it?
     
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    forget it ive found out the reason now :Jawdrop:
     
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    The GWR 813 Sales stand will be at Kidderminster.
    Books,DVDs etc available for purchase.
    All profits are used to keep the Locomotive and rolling stock.

    Many thanks

    Nick GWR 813 Fund
     
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    Why did 40 cancel? Seemed fine at swanage
     
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    it seams a bit political, rest assured the 40 is fine, no probs with that. ive heard two versions of why so im saying nowt
     
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    Is there no possible resolution to the 40 issue, even at this late stage ? Or do we have to accept it and move on ?
     
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    I don't know. The SVR's statement was:

    "The non-availability of Class 26 No. 26007 and Class 40 No. D213 for the Spring Diesel Festival is very unfortunate.

    The SVR has a close working relationship with many diesel owners and owning groups.

    We respect the need for discretion and confidentiality with all agreements and negotiations with owners, and therefore we cannot divulge the reasons why the Class 26 and 40 are no longer available.

    Suffice to say that the SVR is disappointed that this has happened, however, this does not diminish what promises to be a great event!"

    Patrick
     
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    As a 40 fan myself, I too am disappointed that her and the McRat have been lost, but such is life, I have two days guarding and one day griceing and I plan to have fun despite this little set back, would be nice to meet a few of you (Especially those who read my notes else where on this forum) and hopefully make a few new friends whilst inhaling copious amounts of diesel fumes! lol
     
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    One final surprise announcement...

    DCR Class 31 No. 31452 will be making an appearance at the Spring Diesel Festival this week, alongside fellow Class 31 No. 5580.

    The updated timetable with locomotive allocations is now available online too.
     

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