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WSR 2010 Spring Steam Gala

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by keith speller, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. keith speller

    keith speller New Member

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    Hi everyone,

    The WSR Special Events Planning Team would like to announce the theme for next year's gala.

    The intention is to stage a BR STANDARDS event.

    cheers
    Keith
     
  2. Hunslets Finest

    Hunslets Finest Well-Known Member

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    Sounds a great idea!! Any chance of some maroon or blood and custard coaches to go with them??
     
  3. MrHillingdon

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    Excellent! Already looking forward to it.

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
  4. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    So logically thinking

    71000, 70013

    9F's 92203 and 92214

    Of the standard 5's 73096 is out of ticket , 73129 I presume still has tyre issues which may prevent it's appearance

    Standard 4's 75029 only runner at mo of the 4-6-0 variety and 76079 only runner. Of the tank variety 80151, 80104, 80098 and 80078 runners , not sure on progress of 80136

    no std 3's

    Standard 2's 78019

    wishful thinking would see 72010 and 82045 ready !
     
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    Bean-counter Part of the furniture

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    Correct me if I am wroing, but does that mean that none of the home based WSR fleet will be eligible to run?

    If so, sounds expensive!

    (Is this event intended to mark the return to steam of 70000 I wonder?)
     
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    80098 goes out of ticket in April this year anyway...
     
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    Would imagine 80136, 80080, 80072 and 70000 should have returned to steam by then.

    But yes does certainly sound an expensive gala depending on how many engines will have to be brought in.
     
  8. Neil_Scott

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    I believe that 80105 will still be in ticket next year.
     
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    I thought 73096's boiler ticket expired in 2012...? 73050 is also in ticket, 92212 could be back?

    80104 is currently undergoing overhaul work so not sure if she will be back next year, and 80078 will be out of action next year. 80002 is also running.
     
  10. Jamie C. Steel

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    If you're lucky, 73156 might be ready? Probably not though, that'd make three Standards at the GCR. \:D/
     
  11. Dan Hamblin

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    If you get 70000 Britannia I can guarantee a visit from me :smt003

    Regards,

    Dan
     
  12. Jamie C. Steel

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    Ahh but will it be ready? There's always the more famous Britannia to be had. O:)
     
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    is there any dates for this gala? mark
     
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    Great choice guys.. I take it that came from my ideas form I handed you at the last Gala? Anyway, lots of scope for development on this theme - Just make sure the loud boy Caprotti 5 is there please [-o<
     
  15. Jeff Albiston

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    What luck! I was planning on doing a tour of heritage steam railways in Southern England next year. Will certainly have to go to this event. :-D

    Anyone know of any good B&Bs in Minehead?
     
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    Hi Jeff,
    It's me again from Brooksbottom tunnel (ELR) and GCR lineside.
    Try the link below to "West Somerset Wizard's" ultimate website for everything you ever need to know about the WSR. You won't be disappointed.

    http://www.wsr.org.uk/stay.htm

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
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    Ahh but will it be ready? There's always the more famous Britannia to be had. O:)[/quote:369zipf1]
    True, but my Grandad gave me a 3 1/2" gauge verion of 70000 and the first main line tour I went on was hauled by her. To me personally 70000 means a lot more.

    That doesn't mean that I won't try and go main line behind 70013 before its sibling is ready :smt003

    Regards,

    Dan
     
  18. Jeff Albiston

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    Hi Paul,

    Cheers for the link, a lot of places to choose from in Minehead but is the ideal place to stay.

    Jeff.
     
  19. MrHillingdon

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    Hi Jeff,
    I always stay in Minehead as it gives plenty of choice for places to stay, it's close to the railway (morning photos of locos being prepared), pubs and food are readily available. Other locations along the line are fewer and often get booked up early and you can get a problem if you want something in the evening like a meal or a drink. Apart from Williton which is a small town/large village the rest of the places are small villages or hamlets. Minehead it is then!

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
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    Minehead is probably the best for pubs & food, but at the other end at B.L. there's the Lethbridge Arms & a couple of others which are good pubs too.
     

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