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SVR Spring Gala 16th - 18th March 2018

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Kje7812, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. michaelh

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    The river is well up and running very fast at the moment
     
  2. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

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    There's 2 options, you can walk down and go through the field before the footbridge, there's a small car park there, or you can cross the footbridge and take the footpath immediately to the right and if you carry on for the same distance you can get a photo there. If you carry on following the river on that bank you can get a nice photo of the trains opposite Trimpley Reservoir. Or if you do a left off the footbridge and head off towards Arley Church, you can get a nice train in the landscape photo from the churchyard.
     
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  4. Kje7812

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    Today's forecast for the Gala is heavy rain tomorrow, then turning colder for Saturday and Sunday with maybe some snow but this is likely to be very minor amounts. Probably won't see much sun.
     
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    The GWR 813 Fund Sales Stand will be in its usual location on Kidderminster Town Station concourse.
    Lots of interesting , DVDs, VSH tapes, badges and all sorts of goodies!
    The Stand will be there all four days.
    All monies go towards the upkeep of the Locomotive and the Funds 100 items of rolling stock!
     
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    43106 will replace 53808 for it's first round trip according to SVR social media.

    James
     
  7. Fred Kerr

    Fred Kerr Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Has anyone identified (a) which way locomotives are facing and (b) whether locomotives will remain facing the same way throughout the gala ?
     
  8. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    http://svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=65

    About half way down the page.
     
  9. Pete Thornhill

    Pete Thornhill Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Administrator Moderator Friend

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    Everything facing Bridgnorth except - 43106, 53808 and Bellerophon.
     
  10. Fred Kerr

    Fred Kerr Resident of Nat Pres Friend

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    Thank you Pete - I had not scrolled down that far in my haste to print a timetable
     
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    Never seen so many locos facing north before. Usually the bigger locos always face south.
     
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    Kidderminster car park very full at 8.30.
     
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    And having just tested it, if you're feeling sprightly you can take a photo of a bridgenorth bound train crossing the bridge, then catch it on to bridgenorth! :)
     
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    Bridgnorth Alex :)
     
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    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

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    I claim autocorrect, I *know* that, honest!!
     
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    The WTT shows a 1746 ex KDR on Fri/Sat but this isn't reflected in the public timetable, is this an ECS move/private working?
     
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    Quite a nice day in the end, forecast was very pessimistic! All trains ran to time as well which was good, had a good first day:

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    Ah yes, had missed the obvious gap on the set column...
     

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