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Churnet Valley in 2013

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by lil Bear, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. lil Bear

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    Events Calendar - Churnet Valley Railway - Feb 2013

    CVR Dining Trains
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/lunch-dining-cream-tea

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    Special Events for CVR in 2013
    February 14 - Valentine Supper Train

    February 23/24 - Steam Gala
    http://railways.national-preservation.com/galas-events/38213-churnet-valley-steam-gala-23-24-february-2013-a.html

    March 6 - Bangers/Mash Supper Train

    March 10 - Mothering Sunday Services + Lunch Diner

    March 30/31 April 1/3 - Easter Kids go FREE
    Sunday 31st - Easter Sunday Activity Day + Sunday Lunch Diner
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/easter-weekend-family-fun

    April 7 - Cauldon Lowe Running Day inc Sunday Lunch Diner *CANCELLED*
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/snow-disruption-timetable-alteration

    April 24 - 40s Pie/Pea Supper Train

    April 27/28 - 1940s Weekend
    April 27 - 40s Evening Dining Special + 40s Evening RAT
    http://railways.national-preservati...alley-1940s-event-27-28-april.html#post545289

    April 30 - 1940s Afternoon Tea Train

    May 4 - Diesel Day

    May 5 - Cauldon Lowe Running Day inc Sunday Lunch Diner, & DMU Tail Load Day
    http://railways.national-preservati...railway-dmu-tail-load-day-sunday-5th-may.html

    May 12 - Afternoon Cream Tea

    May 19 - Model Rly & Classic Car Day

    May 22 - Hotpot Supper Train ft Jazz Band

    May 26/27 - CVR Steamers Event (Youth Membership) ft Wallace & Gromit

    June 1/2 - Cauldon Lowe Running Day
    = 1 Cauldon Evening Diner
    = 2 Sunday Lunch Diner

    June 5 - Curry Supper ft Sounds of the 60s

    June 8 - Agricultural Engine Rally
    June 9 - Alf Tunstall Classic Bus Rally

    June 16 - Father Day Services + Sunday Lunch Diner

    June 24/25 - Cheddleton Himalayan Balsam Bash
    #64

    June 27 - Consall Himalayan Balsam Bash
    #64

    June 29/30 - Velocipede Rally
    = 29 Evening Twilight Run inc Pie/Mash Supper
    = Hand Powered Film/Quiz Evening
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/event/278/velocipede-rally-29-30-june
    = 30 Afternoon Cream Tea

    July 3 - Consall Hall Gardens Joint Opening
    = Afternoon Cream Tea
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/consall-hall-gardens

    July 6/7 - Cauldon Lowe Running Day
    = 6 Cauldon Evening Diner
    = 7 Sunday Lunch Diner

    July 10 - Afternoon Cream Tea

    July 11 - Froghall Himalayan Balsam Bash
    #64

    July 12/13/14 - Rail Ale Trail

    July 17 - Afternoon Cream Tea

    July 21 - Afternoon Cream Tea

    July 24 - Afternoon Cream Tea
    July 24 - Spaghetti Supper Train ft Sounds of the 70s

    July 31 - Consall Hall Gardens Joint Opening
    = Afternoon Cream Tea
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/consall-hall-gardens

    August 1 - Cheddleton Himalayan Balsam Bash
    #64

    August 3/4 - Cauldon Lowe Running Day
    = 3 Cauldon Evening Diner
    = 4 Sunday Lunch Diner

    August 7 - Consall Hall Gardens Joint Opening & Midweek Lunch Special
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/consall-hall-gardens

    August 10/11/14 - Peppa Pig

    August 11 - Consall Himalayan Balsam Bash
    #64

    August 21 - Afternoon Cream Tea
    August 21 - Murder Mystery Evening Diner

    August 24 - 33 hauled CVR services

    August 28 - Consall Hall Gardens Joint Opening
    = Afternoon Cream Tea
    http://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/consall-hall-gardens

    August 31 - Cauldon Diesel Day (Steam CVR (no29))
    = Evening Curry Train

    September 1 - Cauldon Lowe Running Day inc Sunday Lunch Diner

    September 7 - 1940s "Goodnight Sweetheart" Evening Diner

    October 6 - Folk Festival & Classic Car Rally ft Cauldon Lowe Running and Sunday Lunch Diner

    October 26 - Halloween Ghost Trains

    October 31 - Halloween Chilli Supper Train *CANCELLED*

    December - Victorian Christmas with Santa & Steam
    Sun 1 / Wed 4 / Sat 7 / Sun 8 / Wed 11 / Sat 14 / Sun 15 / Sat 21 / Sun 22 / Tue 24

    December 4 - Festive Pie/Pea Supper Train *CANCELLED*

    December 11 - Festive Pie/Pea Supper Train

    December 14 - Christmas Evening Dining Train

    December 21 - Christmas Evening Dining Train

    December 28/29 - Cauldon Mince Pie Specials inc Sunday Lunch Diner (29th Only)

     
  2. lil Bear

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    Access to the CVR Webcams can be obtained through the web address below. There is currently an appeal to raise funds to extend the broadband to Leek Brook and allow the installation of webcams there for those interested.North Staffordshire Railway Co (1978) Ltd
     
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    You haven't listed the date of the first train to Endon!
     
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    That's because a date hasn't yet been set! Once one has someone from the CVR will be sure to up-to-date you all.
     
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    Bookings Now being taken for a selection of Dining Trains in 2013.

    Our first one is a Valentine Evening Supper Train, on Thursday 14th February.

    Our next booked Dining Train after this is a Bangers & Mash Evening Supper on Wednesday 6th March.

    We are also taking bookings for a Mothering Sunday Lunch Special and Father's Day Lunch, which are Sunday afternoons 10th March & 16th June respectively.

    Please ring 01538 750755 for further details. Extra dates will be added soon.
     
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    Bit of news, our Junior Membership is being relaunched. Aimed at enthusiasts aged up to 14, there is a number of incentives to encourage those eligible to join.
    The Railways Junior Club, The CVR Steamers Are Back And Better Than Before ! Churnet Valley Railway

    Our next public steaming date is the evening of February 14th with an evening supper train to celebrate Valentine's day.

    Then it is our steam Gala as detailed above.

    There are other operating dates, but these are private charters. Not sure which groups are doing what though.

    Our running dates for March onwards are due out in the next couple of weeks.
     
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    Further to above, Diesel Gala now cancelled and replaced with Cauldon Lowe Diesel Days on 4th May & 31st August.
     
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    Driver Experience Days now available too. Variety of options available featuring Steam/Diesel/DMU and for those wanting a challenge Cauldon Lowe dates are also available.

    Drive a Train
     
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    Website Updated

    School Visits
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    Dining
    Lunch Dining & Cream Teas

    Diesel Loco History
    Locomotives

    On the railway itself, the base frame for the new training room was positioned on top of the MPD Offices over the weekend. 1827/6046/Brightside were all receiving attention as was GUV 86500.Yard was prepared for 31806 arrival this week, and the freight set was set up for the upcoming charters. No pictures sadly as I forgot my camera!
     
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    Nice bit of freeloading there. Sorry the loco failed and you couldn't get some more shots.
     
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    Not like you can't stop people from walking on a public path/canal place taking photos.
     
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    No but there is a difference between someone coincidently walking past and taking a shot, and someone making an effort to go for a shot.

    Sorry Frank but bad call if what 5944 says is true. Would hope a donation to Warwick/Matt or CVR is at least made.
     
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    A remarkable coincidence to have a camera and be in the right place at the right time...
     
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    No, but the shots around Oakamoor are in a farmer's field that we had permission to be in. Funny how you managed to join us for them.

    As lil Bear suggests, a donation towards the cost of the charter would be nice. We all paid £50 for the priviledge, it's only fair you should contribute as well. You wouldn't want a reputation as a freeloading scumbag now, would you?
     
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    Correct me if I'm wrong and this isn't a dig at anyone but if the photo charters dates weren't put up on this forum then maybe people wouldn't of known the loco was doing a photo charter other than the people booked on the charters???
     
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    I know your question is specific to this charter with 31806 but to widen it out, how are people like Ian Bowskill and Martin Creese supposed to advertise charters without telling people the date?

    It's not the fault of the participants of the photo charter or the organisers but this individual who has decided to gatecrash the charter and then (stupidly) publish his photographs online.
     
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    Its not like me to get involved in a chat like this but ere goes nothing!

    Frank is a CVR Volunteer and would there for know with out it being publicized if there was a charter on or not involving a locomotive.

    Regardless of this , paying "something" towards the charter wouldn't go a miss! they are not free to run , they cost steaming fee's plus coal, water and other materials to operate, they also cost the time of the crews and organizers to put on.

    By the sounds of it the field used by Frank was a charter people only thing, and those there had paid for the right to be in that location - i have no doubt the farmer requested a "cut" to allow this to happen and thus is an extra cost to add in.

    From memory, £50 is CHEEP for a charter, i have certainly worked on ones where people have paid upto 70 or 80 quid!

    Bottom line, at-least chuck in a £10 frank although to be honest that may well feel like a kick in the knackers to those who paid 50!
     
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    Just to correct you, but Frank is NOT a CVR volunteer. The dates were publicly advertised on CVR website to help boost numbers but exact details were only provided to those who actually booked on the charter.

    Anyway to go back to the original topic, our first major event of 2013 has now passed, and initial thoughts are that is has been a success. Chris was hoping to find the results out asap before he starts planning 2014 event! Railway still busy this week with 3x Driver Exp courses booked and another Charter. Then we get a small break before an Education Day next week. :)
     

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