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SVR Spring Steam Gala 17th-20th March 2017

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Kje7812, Dec 23, 2016.

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  1. Kje7812

    Kje7812 Well-Known Member

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    41312 should be good - these locos used to work the line under BR.
     
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    Did they? I thought they used STD 3 tanks myself rather than a Micky.
     
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    Does sound like the makings of a good event the Q would not be bad for a third visitor or 35006
     
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    The Railway Magazine in 1963 (I think it was the November issue) reported the closure of the Severn Valley to passengers, and there was a photo of an Ivatt 2 'Mickey Mouse' on a train at Bridgnorth.
     
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    I'll have to dig my copy out and take a look at that one, happy to stand corrected as well :)
     
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    Michael Clemens’ “The Last Years of Steam in Shropshire and the Severn Valley” has pictures of 41203, 41209, and 41240 at various places along the line in 1963. All were based at Shreswbury along with 41202 which also worked the line that year.
     
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    41241 worked off Bewdley as recently as 2009 ;);)
     
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    Bit off topic, But anyone else alarmed at the NRM of all people calling that bubblecar a diesel "locomotive"...
     
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    Hardly a DMU though!
     
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    But they can run in multiple so DMU is correct.
     
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    So can most diesel locomotives, so does that make them all DMU's? :D
     
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    SVR FB reports 92214 as the final visitor.
     
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    http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=65 updated

    Attractions include:

    • Doubleheaders, featuring; 1450 & 7714 and 41312 & 43106.
    • Brakevan rides at Highley
    • Local trains to-ing and fro-ing between stations
    • Goods trains hauled by 92214, 7714, 813 and 41312.
    • Intensive timetable with up to 10 locomotives operating on Friday & Saturday, and 9 locomotives in action on Sunday
    • Beer Tent at Bewdley
    • Share Offer information stand at Kidderminster & Bridgnorth
    • Three all-new exhibitions in The Engine House
    • Services into the evening
    Patrick
     
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    if 1450 is double heading I take it no autos?

    Disappointing really if they are operational because they don't get a lot of use as it is. Seems pointless having them there.

    Would be good if the Venturer did Breakfast at Spring Galas as well, always well taken up at the ASG.
     
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    As at 15 Jan it said autotrains but that's not now shown, I don't know I'm afraid.

    VIP Breakfast Package at The Engine House for those interested

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    1450 on Autos gets rather boring, as its all it tends to do! Be good to see it on a 3/4 coach local then DH with another Tank later in the day.
     
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    The Auto is something really special.
     
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    Is when it's not overdone. But just like 6430 at Llan, as soon as anyone hires it an auto coach is not far behind. It's nice to see every so often, but it's also good to see the loco given something of a challenge.
     
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