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Pontypool & Blaenavon Steam Gala September 8 - 10 2017

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Alex G, May 16, 2017.

  1. Alex G

    Alex G New Member

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    Join us for our annual steam gala, which moves back to its old September slot. The gala will run over 3 days Friday 8, Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 September 2017.

    Home based locos in action will be RSH Austerity 71515 Mech Navvies and Andrew Barclay Rosyth No. 1, which will be joined by 2 visitors.

    Our first guest is GWR 42XX 4270 courtesy of the Gloucester & Warwick Railway. 4270 was a South Wales engine and spent most of its working life at Newport Ebbw Junction shed, so may well have worked a train to Blaenavon previously. Its the first time in preservation that one of these large freight engines will return to the line which they commonly worked.

    Keep an eye out for announcements of our second guest.

    Alex.
     
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    Went there for the 31 a few Sundays ago and was very impressed with how friendly everyone was, nice cafe at the main station too, well done all
     
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    Nice choice, Need someone to gift you 30 coal wagons now :)

    Will try and get down long as I'm not double booked, Been Blaenavon twice now and enjoyed it thoroughly.
     
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    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    @Alex G I've spared your blushes and corrected your post . @Fireline following the correction I've tidied your post too
     
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    Second guest engine confirmed as Ivatt 2 tank 41312 courtesy of the Mid Hants Railway and John Jones.
     
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    Nice choice, both 41312 and 4270 were saved for Welsh projects from Barry.

    Regards

    Matt
     
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    Working timetables with loco roster attached for the 3 days of the gala, with trains running into the evening with 4270 on the Saturday.

    Alex.
     

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    just got back from the gala great show as usual mech Navvies is very noisy weather was reasonable as well cool enough for good smoke effects would be great if they could extend the line
     
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    A gallery of images from the second day of the P&BR gala and Martin Creese's charter with no. 41312 two days previously can now be viewed at my Zenfolio website at: - http://mickrogers.zenfolio.com/p418939831
    Thanks to all at the railway who helped in either or both of these events.

    EOS 5D Mark III_170909_3595.jpg

    Cheers,
     
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    I went to this gala on the Friday and as it was so good for action I went again yesterday. A pity there were so few attending, no doubt the wet and cold weather put many off, a shame. It was worth going for the Ivatt alone which made some tremendous storming trips.

    How could it be improved?
    Hot food options please!
     
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