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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. simonrtaylor

    simonrtaylor New Member

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    Hi

    I am coming down next weeked, and are not able to get the programme for the timetable until Saturday morning, could anyone tell me the times and what is on the first couple of trains of the day?

    Is there any freight running during the weekend?

    Many Thanks
     
  2. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Well-Known Member

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    Are you leaving from lydeard or minehead
     
  3. AnthonyTrains2017

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    BL dep 08:45 locos 44422/34098
    09:30 loco 34070

    10:45 double headed 7Fs

    No freight on sat, but Sun minehead- dunster 44422

    Hope this helps
     
  4. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Well-Known Member

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    Are you still going Thursday ?
     
  5. simonrtaylor

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    We are staying at blue anchor so it would be either direction, to go first would appreciate if you could let me know the first couple
    Of movements around that station
     
  6. Geoff May

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    Had a great day at the Gala, (Staurday 5th). Many thanks to the individuals at Williton Diesel Shed and The Heritage Carriage project who took the time and trouble to explain and educate a numpty such as me. Also thanks to the gentleman at Minehead Loco Shed who enlightened me on the incredible costs associated with the overhaul of the King! A great and memorable day out. Well done WSR.
     
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    Simples. Arrive at Blue Anchor a few minutes early, buy ticket or souvenir guide, study for 5 minutes, enjoy the rest of the day. <BJ>
     
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  8. Robin Moira White

    Robin Moira White Resident of Nat Pres

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    I'd like to put together a sheet of comments about the first weekend of the Gala just now ending to give a final push for next weekend.

    Would anyone who has attending this weekend care to post or PM me something short and pithy (perhaps 10 words or less) to say what you enjoyed about this weekend / why folks shouldn't miss next weekend.

    Robin
     
  9. simonrtaylor

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    Thanks for the help there, remind me to leave you helpful comments in the future
     
  10. cg

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    Watch a barn owl mobbed by crows from the train.
     
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    I visited the Somerset & Dorset gala yesterday and was very pleased and proud of what the railway had achieved.

    When I first saw standard tank 80043, my memories of the Somerset and Dorset railway, near to my home at Midsomer Norton, came flooding back.

    During the afternoon I witnessed 53808 sat at 'Shepton Mallet' with a goods train as double-headed locos 53809 and 34053 charged up the incline towards the station with a 'through' passenger service.

    The various train reporting numbers, the renumbering of 80043 and the renaming of stations are examples of the extent of detail afforded by the planning team.

    Well done to all involved. This gala will be remembered for many years to come. <BJ>
     
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  12. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Sorry not allowed to tell you anymore
     
  13. Andy Norman

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    Yesterday at BL, or was it 50's years ago at Shepton ? :):).

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  14. theonlyadsrulz

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    Here's my video from the first weekend plus a few more photos from Sunday. The gala has been very enjoyable thus far, got two more days on the cards!



    34053 'Sir Keith Park' shunts the stock for the second train of the day from Templecombe back towards Norton Fitzwarren.
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    92214 arrives at Templecombe with a train bound for Midsomer Norton.
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    53808 arrives at Henstridge heading for Shepton Mallet.
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    53809 waits for the off at Evercreech Junction.
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    D7017 at Teddy Bear Crossing with the demolition train.
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    44422 & 53809 arrive at Evercreech Junuction with a train for Bournemouth West.
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    48624 stands at Templecombe with the final train of the day for Bournemouth West.
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    Full coverage from the first weekend of the S&D Spring Gala. A big thanks to the WSR for all the hard work :)

     
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    I don't think anyone has replied to this question, Steve (WSW) do you know?
     
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    Looks like there is a news item on wsr.org.uk that answers your questions http://www.wsr.org.uk/news.htm#818

    Marcus
     
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    A video still of 34053 at Combe Florey, courtesy of an incredible lucky break in the clouds ! 34053 At Combe Florey - WSR S&D Spring Gala 2016.PNG
     
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  20. Working through scores of picture submissions from many very kind photographers. Around 150 already online on www.wsr.org.uk Here's the gallery shortcuts of Gala days 1 and 2:
    5 March 2016
    6 March 2016
    but a visit to the front page would be helpful to bump the hit counter along :)
    Still have many more to go. And a poor wi-fi for the next few days. Gonna be a slowish job. And there's more linesiding to do...

    Steve
     
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