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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. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Resident of Nat Pres

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    The view from Station House, Stogumber a few moments ago...:)

    Robin

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  2. Yes the instruction is to stop at Norton Platform. I'm confident folks can get out and use the platform to stretch legs/take photos but someone who works in Ops can comment and confirm, please? The Platform takes four coaches only so folks may have to walk through the train to be able to get out. BTW good views of the run round can be had from the (standing) train, esp at the Minehead end of the rake.

    Steve
     
  3. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Thursday 10th

    Dep BL 10:30 shows 89/ 34070??

    Is this 34098 or the 7F? 89?
     
  4. Ian Monkton

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  5. Ian Monkton

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    I presume you mean the 1030 departure from NF. 34070 from NF to BL. 53809 attaches at BL to double-head forward.
     
  6. [​IMG]
    (picture of 80043 at Shepton Mallet on 6 March 1966 by Gerry Hurfurt via Andy Forster)

    Gerry comments "As you can see, it actually had no shed plate on Sunday 6th March 1966 when it double headed (with 8F 48706) a Stephenson Locomotive Society special from Green Park to Bournemouth and back; this train was the last to do a complete round trip over the line and the very last to enter Green Park station with passengers aboard."

    And here is Chris Ruddick's picture of 80072 renumbered as 80043 for the duration of the Spring Gala:
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    (both pics licenced under Creative Commons)

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    Thanks Steve.
     
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    Looks like a bit of cutting back and another big bomb fire to choke the folk down at the station is in order Robin :p
    Seriously though... lovely view and a wonderful site to see the 7f back in business.... assuming that ones No9
     
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    And incorrect times. Some proof reading would not go astray. It's poor form really.
     
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    Looks like the 'Manston' boys are bringing their own food supplies! SPAM_Air-Tour_Logo_Portrait1-Custom-1024x526.png SPAM-Can-Tour-Airstream-Van-6-Custom-1024x585 (Copy).jpg
     
  11. Ian Monkton

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    Perhaps some additional proof readers are needed - any offers?
     
  12. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Indeed. Can someone update me as to the changes of timetable please
     
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    Looks like better weather than we had yesterday! Still the reflections from a very shiny 53808 in the sun might have been too dazzling!
     
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    Who will be first with a photo?

    Double-headed 7F's just passed Station House Stogumber a moment ago.......:Jawdrop::Jawdrop::Jawdrop::Jawdrop:

    And hauling blood and custard coaches:cool:

    Robin
     
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  16. All this discussion of the gala programme has had me delving into the archives (see attached file).

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  17. Robin Moira White

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    Photo charter out today....

    Robin
     
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    I'm sitting here in the snow in North Wales. I have a 247-mile drive ahead of me. I do hope that I can make it! Can anyone tell me whether it's possible to travel on the engineering train behind D7017?
     
  19. Robin Moira White

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    Love the new avatar Barrie. Where and when?

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