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Swanage Railway 'Strictly Bulleid' Gala, 31 March - 2 April 2017

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Bulleid Pacific, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. AnthonyTrains2017

    AnthonyTrains2017 Active Member

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    Is there a simple person guide to WTT. I'm confused, so once top+tail come from river Frome? The rear bulleid comes off, and front loco takes train towards swanage?
     
  2. Steve1015

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    Anthony,

    Do not have the detailed workings to hand but the general gist is the following:

    Loco A works xx:xx from Swanage. At Norden loco B attaches to the rear (Swanage End). Train then TnT to Frome river bridge.
    On return working Loco A detaches at Norden and Loco B takes train to Swanage.

    Loco C works XX:XX from Swanage. At Norden loco A attaches to the rear. Train then TnT to Frome river bridge.
    On return working Loco C detaches at Norden and Loco A takes train to Swanage.

    And repeat....

    Locos will be watering at Norden, well bit of a splash and dash.

    Hope the above helps
     
  3. Bulleid Pacific

    Bulleid Pacific Part of the furniture

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    I was rather worried from the timetable that there would be T&T all day despite the presence of 80104/146, so I'm rather happy that the plan is to add the second locomotive at Norden to provide the power back to Swanage, whilst dropping the tail gunner off at Norden en-route. I'm not too fussed about the dearth of double-headers, as I've been to some galas where that was all there was on offer. Gets a bit tiresome after a while when you want to experience only one of the two locomotives on its own. This way, it means things will look a bit more realistic, too.
     
  4. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Thanks that helps
     
  5. AnthonyTrains2017

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    There's a double head late afternoon
     
  6. AnthonyTrains2017

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    makes sense now
     
  7. Bulleid Pacific

    Bulleid Pacific Part of the furniture

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    One won't hurt, but if every trip was, the novelty soon wears out and it's off to the nearest pub for a break.
     
  8. CH 19

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    Ok guys who's got a spare SR 'coasting' marker??????:Saywhat:
     
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    Ah, something North British perhaps?

    Steven
     
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  10. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Month to go.. Can't wait
     
  11. Robert Batty

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    It's a long shot, but does anyone know which way the locos will face? ;)
     
  12. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Yeah either towards Swanage or towards Wareham :)
     
  13. Spamcan81

    Spamcan81 Nat Pres stalwart

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    All depends on which way they come off the low loader.
     
  14. Robin White

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    There are other possibilities..........:)

    Robin

    New Southgate.jpg
     
  15. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Where is that?

     
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    Looks like Swanage station to me Anthony.
    I'm hoping that @Robin White can tell the story.
    Stef.
     
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    Sorry no idea where that is but I know its not Swanage
     
  18. Robin White

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    I chose this because of the passing similarity to Swanage.

    This is the accident in 1948 when 'Duke of Rothesay' on the 21:50 Aberdeen to Kings Cross derailed at New Southgate.

    The cause was identified as poor wartime track maintenance. Sadly the fireman was killed but no passengers were seriously hurt. The loco broke away from the train and slid for 100 yards or so.

    Robin
     
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    I think my learned friend would agree that even if they were unloaded in the above unconventional manner, it would still influence the way they faced. :)
     
  20. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Had it been Swanage, I'd expected a now and then :)
     

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