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.

Swanage Diesel Gala 2014

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

  1. simon

    simon Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    11,096
    Likes Received:
    4,751
    The 33 and unit, in mock teak through Woking earlier today:

    http://simonwhittinghamphotography.zenfolio.com/p977103378
     
  2. Daddsie71b

    Daddsie71b Member Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    542
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    durzet
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Great day at Swanage today, great weather and well done to the organisers. Liked the NSE branding on stations and the signs for Swanage traincare depot, pity there were no RPI's enforcing penalty fare's to add to the scene. :)

    One observation, why do people think that it is compulsory to wear hi viz at a diesel gala? H.V. clothing only become the norm in the 90's whilst most of the traction on show is very much 60's and 70's based.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2014
  3. Steve1015

    Steve1015 Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    268
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    We dont have any Hitler Youth patrolling the trains Steve:).

    Re HV....railway policy on or around the track HV must be worn.......

    Why do some photograhers who are only on the platform feel the need to wear HV's......probably small willy sindrome:D
     
  4. desperado

    desperado Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    78
    Location:
    Brussels
    Don't some preserved railways have a ban on HV in public areas?

    JP
     
  5. Daddsie71b

    Daddsie71b Member Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    542
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    durzet
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    There seems to be a one upmanship within the H.V. clothing brigade in public areas.

    Goes something like...Oh look he's got a Balfour Beatty logo'd one or Network Rail, they are sooo last year ;)
     
  6. Daddsie71b

    Daddsie71b Member Friend

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2013
    Messages:
    608
    Likes Received:
    542
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    durzet
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
     
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    72B
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    A few photos from Saturday, and to think, I wasn
    A few shots taken on a very enjoyable Saturday. Just to think, I nearly never came due to the weather forecast! So glad I did!

    Another triumph for the organisers. Cheers guys!
     

    Attached Files:

  8. SR-Simon

    SR-Simon New Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    4
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer

    Thanks for your kind words and we are delighted that everyone had a good time. You have got some great shots there.

    As you are going through your pictures from the Gala, don't forget to enter our NEW photographic competition, one of the categories is entitled "Diesel Delight"... More details on our website: http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/photo-comp

    We look forward to welcoming you down the railway for our SR35 Gala, which will see both steam and diesel in operation, and of course next year's diesel gala.

    Simon
    Swanage Railway
     
  9. Shaggy

    Shaggy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    2,299
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    72B
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Cheers Simon. I have looked at the competition details and will think about it.

    All the photos taken on the Saturday are now on the flickr site.
     
  10. Western Venturer

    Western Venturer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,428
    Likes Received:
    445
    Location:
    Sherborne or Molineux
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Had a great 2 days at the gala...Swanage again showing how to run a gala..thanks to everybody involved in making it happen...

    Here are my videos of the event..


    5081
    3591,41001 and 47292
    D6700
    55002
    50026
    D6515,33029,33111,33202,73207
     
    Steve1015 likes this.
  11. houghtonga

    houghtonga Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    108
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Chartered Engineer
    Location:
    Derby
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    BR has mandated orange vests (Nicknamed BRAS - British Rail Aid to Safety!) whilst on or about the lineside since the early 1970s - the reflective strips appeared in the early 1990s.
     

Share This Page