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Swanage Railway General Discussion

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by Rumpole, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. buzby2

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    If you wish to stay for a night or two just phone Swanage TIC where Carolyn and her helpful team will do their best to suggest something suitable. Call 01929 422885 or you can go to: http://www.visit-dorset.com/information/brochure-request where you could download the Swanage & Purbeck Guide 2013 or request a printed version be posted to you.
     
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    Thanks for those signposts - I'll hope that with the gala all rooms are not already booked - he who hesitates is lost!

    John
     
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    Now booked in, and looking forward to a great weekend. The PS Waverley is doing a trip to Lulworth Cove on the Sunday.

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  4. Rumpole

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    Good to hear it John!
     
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    On a run of free weekends, usual question! Any idea what's likely to be out & about Sat & Sunday? Much appreciated!
     
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    Probably Manston; it re-enters traffic today and should be in (usual caveats apply) as far as the weekend. Over Saturday and Sunday 80104 is also likely to be out, on the Driver Experience freight on Saturday and on the Sunday Lunch train.
     
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    Hopefully Manston will also be flying the Southern flag next Tuesday? when the steam charter goes to Swanage. Tornado is fine...but...this is an end of Southern steam event.
     
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    Likely from my understanding of conversations yesterday to be either 34070 or 30053; I'd be tempted to put my money on 34070, but its not my decision to make. Either way, its highly unlikely to be '95!
     
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    And to completely change what I said before, it is actually 80104 today! If you're around this afternoon feel free to say hello; I'm on the footplate this afternoon.
     
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    Thanks to the steam ban, some australian only steam fix for the whole trip was for about ten miles behind 80104! (I was Ticket Inspector)

    Shame being it was the End of Southern Steam Anniversary it became a diesel train, but 80104 was an good choice at least wasn't it?
     
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    Sorry to ask the question again, (but I do buy an all day rover & spend dosh on the railway each visit!) - be really grateful for info on motive power Sat & Sun! Thanks...
     
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    80104 will be on the service trains, and 30053 will be out and about on Sunday on the lunch train.
     
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    Thanks, Rumpole! I assume the dmu will be on the diesel service?
     
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    Oh goodie......
     
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    Yes, the class 108 DMU; the bubble car at the moment has a final drive problem, and the class 33 is being worked on by its owners this weekend.
     
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    Many thanks for this helpful info.
     
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    Apologies for being squewed but am not that knowledge how to "right" the photo....
     
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    LOLOLOLOL, perhaps next time turn the camera the right way up?????????????????

    With tongue in cheek.:)

    Chris:
     
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    If I'm reading the timetable correctly, Swanage is now operating two steam locos per day?
    I've a couple of days off (Weds & Thurs) any idea what will be out and about then? Thanks.
     

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