EKR Summer Gala

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  1. Coxster

    Coxster Established Member

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    Myself and Steve Wright will be working down the East Kent Railway on all three days of the gala (27th, 28th and 29th August) and most of the stock will be running, including the EPB, MLVs, Thumper, 101 etc. You never know, even the resident Class 412 BEP might make an appearance! You have to be here to find out!

    Why not come down and enjoy the traction, with an intensive timetable you should have lots of fun! The extension to Wigmore Lane will also be opening on the Sunday so why not be one of the first people to ever ride it!?



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    By Car
    From the A2
    Between Canterbury and Dover, take the turning at the traffic lights sign posted for Shepherds Well. Continue down this road into the village and you will pass a small shop on your left. Go over the railway bridge and take the next left, sign posted for the East Kent Railway.

    From the A256
    Between Sandwich and Whitfield, take the turning for Eythorne at the roundabout on the section between Tilmanstone and Whitfield. Continue along this road through the village of Eythorne. Further along this road you will go over a level crossing. Continue for about 400 yards and turn right sign posted for the EKR.

    By Train
    Trains run frequently from London, Medway Towns, Faversham, Canterbury and Dover direct to Shepherds Well. These services are operated by South Eastern Trains. For further information, you can contact the National Rail Enquires Bureau on 08457 48 49 50 or alternatively visit http://www.setrains.co.uk When leaving the station, cross other to the London bound platform and leave the station and immediately to your left, you will see the entrance to the East Kent Railway. Follow the driveway and then turn right to where it says 'To The Trains'.

    EKR, Station Road, Shepherds Well, Kent, CT15 7PD.
    24 hour answer phone service/information - 01304 832042.
     
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  3. Coxster

    Coxster Established Member

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    Just to add, a 33 has completed the trials and a 73 is currently undergoing trials. With any luck, these will be running during the gala :)
     
  4. bunnahabhain

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    Hope it all goes well for you, I'll be wishing I was there instead of with screaming kids on Thomas' Train :cry:

    Why did I let myself get roped into doing Thomas :roll:
     
  5. Nick

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    Cause of the nice young mums ;)
     
  6. bunnahabhain

    bunnahabhain Established Member

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    Yes but young Mum's my age are normally Chav's.
     
  7. Guinness

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    How long is the 'EKR'?

    Both Miles and Time
     
  8. Coxster

    Coxster Established Member

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    When the extension opens, it will be about 3 miles (if not a tad more). The current timetable is 10-15 minutes Shepherds Well to Eythorne (a couple of minutes for the guard to alight and do the level crossing barriers). It will probably be another 3-4 minutes when the extension opens, making the line about 20 minutes long each way (plus any layover time at Wigmore/Eythorne).
     
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    Just a reminder that this is happening next weekend. I'll be guard on 1 of the 2 trains on Saturday and Sunday, Coxster was going to be barrierman at North Bank Saturday and Sunday but has now been pulled for several general jobs
     
  10. TheSlash

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    Is there anybody down to work this weekend who isn't currently a member of the EKR user group {ie you can access the hidden forum}?
    I'll post a list of duties in there within the next 24 hours, for the whole 3 days
     
  11. Craig

    Craig Established Member

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    Surely that's a reason to not go? ;)
     
  12. TheSlash

    TheSlash Established Member

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    Anybody else think its about time the 'report to moderator' button was re instated?
     
  13. Nick

    Nick Member

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    How did it go lads, many people, and whast next after the extension?
     
  14. Craig

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    No, a delete a moderator button would be much better.
     
  15. Met Driver

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    We do have a 'delete an immature member' button - something which we should probably use more often.

    Back on topic please. Any more silly/off topic posts will be deleted.
     
  16. Met Driver

    Met Driver Established Member

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    On a more positive note, despite the ups and downs of the weekend, I thoroughly enjoyed my first few days at the East Kent. It was an action packed three days (in more ways than one!) and a large variety of rolling stock ran. I'll definitely be coming back.
     
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