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Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala 21st-24th September 2017

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Kje7812, May 14, 2017.

  1. Charles Parry

    Charles Parry New Member

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    Can anyone tell me roughly when services usually start and finish on the Thursday preview day? The last one being almost two years ago makes it difficult to find info on.
     
  2. Kje7812

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    Hmm. Nice to see a bit of imagination in the timetable, although tough luck if you get stuck at Bridgnorth...some massive gaps between services at the northern end.
     
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    Are 564 & 323 only appearing at the gala or is there any other work planned for them ? TIA for any information.
     
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    How many coaches on the overnighters?
     
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    Usually tends to be a rake of 8 split into 2 rakes of 4.
     
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    It depends on the WTT. In 2013 and 2014, a two coach local set was added to an eight coach set then divided in half to form two, five coach overnight sets. In 2015 to stop people using compartments as beds the Greseley set was used in two halves overnight as two, four coach sets and then used as a full take on Sunday.
    However this year going by the public timetable it's looking as if two of the local sets used during the day will be used overnight which could be of any length. We'll have to wait for the WTT to be released to know what the plan is.
     
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    I've known the Gresley set used a few times to be fair.
     
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    On the Everything GwR Facebook page it states that the poster has spoken with Richard Croucher and 6023 is going to the gala???
     
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    I have seen suggestions as well , however until the SVR confirm this
     
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    Would fit in neatly with the 'all things blue' theme
     
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    I think that was the plan in 2011 with a certain 0-6-0...
     
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    6023 would love that. Was very impressed with how smooth the King was operating on the le moves this weekend.

    And yes Caley 828 did put on quite a show back in 2011.
     
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    There was a subsequent post from one of the 6023 group saying that it wasn't go to the SVR for the gala
     
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    Is Gordon Ramsey doing a book signing?
     
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    That's going to be a pain in the a%$
     
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    sunday only
     
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    True but sundays have a poorer public transport alternative, so might (sadly) dent the figures for sunday.
     

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