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Swanage Diesel Gala 8 - 10 May

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Lewisb06, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. Lewisb06

    Lewisb06 New Member

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    Initial plug from Swanage's website

    http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/bfw09.htm

    And will be updated as and when further info/guests are confirmed
     
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    Looking forward to it already.Its been a long time since I sampled Class 26 haulage so 26007 will be great.20107 is another one I will be on. \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/
     
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    New feature this year will be a Bristol VR running from Wareham railway station to connect with South West Trains, so no excuses now not to come and sample the beers!
    You can book tickets online for this years event
    http://www.swanagerailwaytickets.co.uk/
     
  4. Lewisb06

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    Line up.....

    33 111
    33 103
    20 107
    26 007
    31 108
    45 060
    55 022

    Other guests to be announced when confirmation received.

    Timetable just about written...
    Ist train from Swanage at 0900 and last on gets back about 2345 (Fri + Sat)

    Any more info required please PM me.
     
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    Not 33108. It will be 33103 & 33111.
     
  6. Lewisb06

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    I thought he said that 31108 was running and then so were the two 33's???
     
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    Typo error by me.....
     
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    Just in case anyone is still under the impression that we've got the 4VEP No3417 coming again for another seaside visit ....
    Unfortunately it has not proved possible to allow it to be released from Eastleigh. Sorry to disappoint anyone :smt022

    However, we're introducing "DMU Drags" to Swanage Railway activities. Our Class 108 and 117 units will form the stock for Norden - Harmans Cross shuttles. These are fitted in between the standard 40 minute interval service between Swanage and Norden \:D/

    As usual, accommodation and camp sites are filling up nicely so if you want to stay overnight then may I suggest you book sooner rather than leaving it to the night before.

    Details of the beer/cider/perry list should be available nearer the time.

    Pray for fine weather as usual [-o<
     
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    It should be a brilliant gala! Hoping to go on the Sunday,its just this 4 hour car journey that does it,especially after been on kettle 46115 the day before,i think an overnight at Dawlish may be in the pipeline!
     
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    Sorry we're not closer, Alberta, but I trust what we've outlined for our Gala [plus some Southern Ales - if you are alcoholically inclined so to speak] will make the mileage more bearable.
     
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    Am reliably informed that the timetable will be published in next week/10 days.
     
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    Be still my racing heart =P~
    I presume it will be the usual pages full of times with very little white paper showing :-k

    Accommodation continuing to fill nicely \:D/
     
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    Some further details starting to 'creep' out.
    31108 hauling one of the two Friday evening trains [either Wessex Belle Bistro (meals and beer) or 'the other one' (food and beer)]
    Hopefully having a Damory Buses RV (?) providing hourly-ish shuttles between Wareham Station and Norden Park & Ride - timetable soon.
    Details of beers/ciders/perrys should not be too long away - hopefully.
     
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    According to the poster CAMRA members get 50% off rail travel. Does this apply to all tickets ie day rovers
     
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    I will try to get to this, need to sort accommodation and stuff tho...

    Shame big blue unit isnt visiting...
     
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    Bit more info ....
    Beers now totalling over 50 and counting ..... =P~
    Live Music Friday and Saturday nights provided by "Devils Rejects" and "Frankie Rudd & Friends" respectively. I've never heard of either group so will try to find out types of music and timings.
     
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    Trying not to steal MR Bells' thunder, but timetables have been proof-read and are now with the commercial department for publishing, uploading to the web etc. Thoroughly looking forward to this, its pretty much the usual 60+ departure (at Corfe) timetable we've practiced over the last few years but with another new selection of locos.

    I've managed to grab my turn at Norden back from the 'boys', now all I need to do is find a spare 5 minutes on the day I'm not shunting and do some work on the Fowler as well!
     
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    Rumpole does that mean you have already obtained permission from Charlotte or are you leaving that to closer to the time! :-#
     

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