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West Somerset Railway - Spring Steam Gala - 22nd to 25th March 2018

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Aberdare, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. Aberdare

    Aberdare New Member

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    We seem to be missing a thread covering this event so here goes. I have no additional information to provide other than that which is already known.

    Gleaned from the Railway's official web site:-

    Theme, "Great Western routes and branches".

    Home locomotives 7822 and 6960.

    Visiting locomotive S160 6046.

    I also understand that the now well publicised on-train QB breakfasts will be available from "QB chef" on all 4 days.

    If official sources have more details I am sure that we would like to know about it.

    Andy.
     
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    Sounds like its going to be a good gala
     
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    nanstallon Part of the furniture

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    I've read that the pannier tank no. 7714 is coming to the gala. She only missed the autumn gala in 2017, at the last minute, due to mechanical problems. So, I've booked my accommodation!

    John
     
  4. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Why arent the 7f or 4f in steam?
     
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    nanstallon Part of the furniture

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    Has anyone said they aren't? I suppose the emphasis is likely to be on GWR locos.

    John
     
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    Might be something to do with the theme ,though a 7f with a copper topped chimney would be different ....
     
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    7714 confirmed on the website as visiting!
     
  8. AnthonyTrains2017

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    War time freight train pulled by the S160 is epically awesome
     
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    Glad to see that the WSR Spring Gala is back to March this year, April in Somerset is very nice but coming down in March gives me a vision of Spring a couple of weeks before it reaches the still-frozen Tundra of Cheshire.

    Definitely looking forward to seeing the Military train as well. Can't wait.
     
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  11. Ian Monkton

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    Also these visitors - copied from the official website - GWR 14XX class 0-4-2T no.1450 and Autotrailer no. 178 Courtesy of Severn Valley Railway and 1931 Sentinel steam bus 'Elizabeth' operating shuttles on Saturday and Sunday between Minehead, Dunster Village and Dunster Station (supplement fares apply) - courtesy of Crossville Motor Services, this is the only steam bus in Europe still in revenue earning service.
     
  12. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Omg two manors, and two halls

    Steam bus is a massive draw as well
     
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    Looking forward to experiencing this again?
    [​IMG]
    GWR 0-4-2T no 1450 with Auto Trailer no 178 in tow approaching Halse Water on 20 March 2005.

    Steve
     
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    What colour is 6990 please
     
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    There are hundreds of photos and videos of 6990 on the internet.
    Its the same colour as 6960.
     
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    I have only seen Foxcote Manor advertised. What's the other one? It's not Odney Manor as it won't be back in service until much later this year.
     
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    Oh Dinmore has gone back home. Oh well still be a great gala.
     
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    Blue king from Didcot would be nice
     
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    I see 7F 53808 has now appeared on the WSR Gala page as one of the home fleet locos.
     
  20. AnthonyTrains2017

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    Surely, that’s got to be a mistake. How can you have a GWR themed gala with SDJR loco.?

    Wonder what the mystery guest is..
     

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