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.

WSR S&D Spring Steam Gala, 5-6 and 10-13 March 2016

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by gwr4090, Nov 14, 2015.

  1. 49010

    49010 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    902
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Gentleman of Leisure
    Location:
    Stockport
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    With all the alarums and excursions on a certain other thread I'd not really realised just how close the Gala now is. A few minutes work and 3 day ticket for the second weekend booked, programme ordered, appetite well and truly whetted, (by now) traditional trip looming on horizon. Can't wait.

    Not to mention a chance to have another look at the Bath Green Park model at BL (a mini work of art) and also to see Alastair Knox's lovely N Gauge model of Burnham on Sea, also at BL Several favourite pubs to revisit, the odd chippy, etc etc etc

    Oh and 3 eight-coupled locos to choose from - heaven indeed.
     
    West Somerset Wizard likes this.
  2. nick813

    nick813 Well-Known Member Loco Owner

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,330
    Likes Received:
    1,150
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    poole dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Hello,

    The GWR 813 Fund Sales stand will be in the Shed at Williton both weekends and also Friday 11 March.
    Lots of railway related items for sale...DVDs,new and second hand books.
    All proceeds go towards the Locomotive and the extensive collections wagons,coaches and vans.
    17 of our vehicles are based on the West Somerset Railway

    Pat Goss of the Fund will be manning the stand, Nick Baxter will be attending both Saturdays.

    Nick
    GWR 813 Fund
     
  3. John Petley

    John Petley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,549
    Likes Received:
    1,510
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Researcher/writer and composer of classical music
    Location:
    Between LBSCR 221 and LBSCR 227
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    I would very much like to come for a day, most likely either on Saturday 5th or 12th. While I fully appreciate that no one wants to give away details which are only available in the programme, I took a look at the public timetable for Saturday 5th and was surprised how few trains were actually shown, given there are eight visiting engines.

    Please could someone answer a few questions:-

    Firstly, are there any more trains of any description (including goods trains,etc) running, but not shown in the public timetable?
    Secondly, are all the visiting engines being used on that day? (I'm particularly keen to see 34053 and 34070 in action, although I wouldn't turn up my nose at any of the rostered fleet - it's a pretty star-studded cast).
    Thirdly, are locos being turned on the turntable/triangle?

    Thanks.
     
  4. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    918
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    What day? The 5th
     
  5. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    918
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    34053 on 5th but not 34070.

    Rest of fleet in action
     
  6. Andy Norman

    Andy Norman Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 14, 2015
    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    3,776
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Nr Bridgwater, Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Without letting too much out but to give you maximum value, the 12th is the better day for your needs, there are other days when both are running at the same time but if you can only make these two dates I would say Saturday 12th.

    To let a small cat out of small bag you may see both those engines both with suitable pilots and without and may even see one with a Pines Headboard at some stage. You will need to be at Bishops Lydeard for the 08.45 departure to get maximum Bullied viewing time in. Sorry no goods as the line is stuffed full of passenger trains in many combinations that particular day so it looks like no spare paths.

    Yes all engines will be turned both ends and running chimney first. Hope that helps.
     
  7. Hi John

    1) Yes (on 5 Mar); No (12 Mar)
    2) One visitor not being used on the first Sat [edited]
    3) Yes

    Hope that helps a bit and I hope you enjoy the visit. May I respectfully suggest purchase of a programme for the fuller details?

    Steve
     
  8. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    918
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Do you accept railway collection donations.
     
  9. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    918
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Where will the 2 halls and manor be during gala, not hidden away hopefully. Would like to photo them
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2016
  10. nick813

    nick813 Well-Known Member Loco Owner

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,330
    Likes Received:
    1,150
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    poole dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Hello,
    Yes we do.
    We do not take Railway Mags anymore.....we have recently had to recycle some 500 the other week!

    Nick
     
  11. John Petley

    John Petley Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2007
    Messages:
    2,549
    Likes Received:
    1,510
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Researcher/writer and composer of classical music
    Location:
    Between LBSCR 221 and LBSCR 227
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Thanks Steve and to everyone else who has responded. Most helpful

    No worries - if I come (which I hope to but can't be 100% sure) I will indeed purchase a programe. I've no intenton of freeloading, but it's likely to be a last-minute decision as to which day and whether I'm sufficiently on top of my work to be able to cope with a very long day away at all. I was down in 1996 and loved the event then, so I know that it's going to be good.
     
  12. JBTEvans

    JBTEvans Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2008
    Messages:
    1,569
    Likes Received:
    330
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Newport (South Wales)
    Minehead shed according to the programme.
     
  13. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    918
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Hope you're able to. Going to be a fantastic gala
     
  14. daveb

    daveb Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    892
    Likes Received:
    460
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Sent an email this morning, and got a reply this afternoon. Although mine was apparently sent, they are sending another. As I'm only there for the second weekend, it should be here by then.
     
    flying scotsman123 likes this.
  15. 6026 King John

    6026 King John Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2006
    Messages:
    1,233
    Likes Received:
    420
    Location:
    Hampton Court, Surrey
    Just catching up with this thread.... fantastic news about the 8F. I haven't seen that one so it will give me an added incentive to attend! Well done to Andy Forster and the WSR
     
  16. dingding

    dingding New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    21
    Gala Programme ordered a couple of weeks ago but still no sign in Brum despite being assured that it has been dispatched
     
  17. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2014
    Messages:
    2,237
    Likes Received:
    918
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Anyone doing all six days? Saturday 12th looks best for timetable and roster.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  18. Gunz412

    Gunz412 New Member Loco Owner

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    93
    I got the same message, being 'resent'.
     
  19. malc

    malc New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,304
    Likes Received:
    176
    There does seem to be a problem with WSR gala timetables being sent out. I didn't receive mine either, so I rang them and received it within a couple of days. And it's not just at this gala, one two previous occasions we've failed to receive the timetables we've ordered.
     
  20. 6959 Class

    6959 Class New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    South West Wales
    Great news about the 8F coming to the Gala. This is another Loco I will be able to cross off my list of "not seen" along with the 9F. I'm also looking forward to seeing the 2 7F's in BR black and an unrebuilt WC/BB again.
    On my way down for the 2nd weekend I'm hoipng to call into BL on Thursday around midday and pick up a programme so I can plan my rides on the Friday and Saturday.
    Hope the weather plays it's part in what looks like being a great gala.
     

Share This Page