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Swanage Diesel Gala 2014

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by southern13, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Steve1015

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    Website updated....

    http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/1a/dgala.php
     
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    Driver Experience courses for D6700 , 50026 and 55002 are now live for bookings , the dates for the courses are -

    D6700 - Tuesday 6th May
    55002 - Wednesday 7th May
    50026 - Tuesday 13th May

    For full details of prices and what is included on these courses please contact the Swanage Railway reservations department on - 01929 475207 . There are strictly limited places available for each course,so demand is likely to be high.
     
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    Another post seen on WNXX:
    Due to mechanical issues,sadly D7629 has been unfortunately been forced to withdraw from this years visiting line up.It will be invited to a future gala when it's up and running again.
    D7629s replacement on Friday evening Wessex Belle Bistro will be announced shortly.

    This was posted yesterday (Monday) afternoon.
     
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    'PURBECK EXPLORER' MAINLINE CHARTERS

    IMPORTANT UPDATE

    In conjunction with this years annual Diesel Gala and Beer Festival,the Swanage Railway is delighted to announce the running of its first ever mainline charters with two 'additional' mainline tours utilising a Class 20 supplied by the Class Twenty Locomotives Limited and a 'mystery' loco hauling London Underground's 4-TC unit.

    'The Purbeck Explorer 1' tour will operate on Weds 7th May with proposed departures times of Castle Bar Park (10:00), picking up at Kensington Olympia (10:40), Clapham Junction (C) (11:00), Wimbledon (11:35) and Basingstoke (12:45) en route to Swanage, arriving late afternoon. Single (one-way) ticket prices are available at £34.50 per person from any pick-up point.

    The second 'Purbeck Explorer 2' tour will depart Swanage late afternoon on Sunday 11th May returning to Basingstoke (approx. 20:00) and then setting down at Reading General (20:35), Ealing Broadway (21:15) then via Neasden Curve and Wembley Stadium to West Ruislip (approx. 21:50). Single (one-way) ticket prices are available at £34.50 per person to any of the stated destinations.

    PLEASE NOTE - BOTH OF THESE TOURS ARE NOW CONFIRMED AS RUNNING AND BOOKINGS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED BY THE SWANAGE RAILWAY VIA THE RAILWAYS RESERVATION DEPARTMENT - 01929 475207

    For all further information on proposed timings and pick up and set down points on the Purbeck Explorers, along with details on the seating arrangements, plus seat reservations please visit the Swanage Railways website. Both of these charters will have limited seating availability so demand is likely to be high, advance reservation is highly recommended.
     
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    Steve can u book at ticket office at swanage as im going to be in swanage 2moz

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    I would like to think so......you have a PM on another forum...;)
     
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    As the class 20 website says......the RMT threatened strike has put us in a position where the 20 and TC would be in a position where they could not be available to be used. Plans have been swiftly arranged to ensure the tour does take place but with a 33 vice the 20. Oh the joys of trying to organise a gala.
     
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    Oh cheers didn't realise the tc would be a problem toi

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    The tour has incurred extra costs now due to potential RMT strike.

    Any support for the tour will be gratefully received.......lots of pennies have been spent getting the TC fit for running, and as a passenger, on Network rail and now extra pounds have to be paid out to move the TC as an additional move ...
     
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    I understand this I always like to support these things I think having a class 33 is a good thing many people have been waiting for some class 33 main line action

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    And your support is gratefully received...:)
     
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    It's a good thing I booked my travel that weekend so that I had the option to do the Sunday tour back from Swanage just in case ....
     
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    Due to high levels of demand,additional 20 fo (£)20 Driver Ex courses have been added for the Sunday afternoon....resident Class 33s are now being used,so will be either D6515 , 33111 or 33202
     
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    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154055257385366&set=gm.524110604362347&type=1&theater

    We're pleased to announce that our popular Diesel Gala Programme will be returning for 2014. This 44 page full-colour guide contains timetables, loco information, details of what's on, catering, the Dorset Beer Festival and much more. FREE with a rover ticket or just £1 where bought elsewhere, it's the essential guide and souvenir for the event. Available from ticket offices and other outlets on the railway, throughout the event.
     
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    Any loco allocations confirmed for the gal yet can only find the ones for Thursday

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    Just being tweaked so should be out by Saturday.......i know one of the 33's is running one of the evening services on the Saturday;)
     
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