No MHR Diesel gala 2006

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Jim

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FU** OFF. NO MHR = NO 2006 :cry: ~I jolly well hope this is not true, as I LOVE the MHR gala. 1 of the besy IMO. Please say you are lying, & no WSR either, what is happing? :cry:
 

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Jim said:
FU** OFF. NO MHR = NO 2006 :cry: ~I jolly well hope this is not true, as I LOVE the MHR gala. 1 of the besy IMO. Please say you are lying, & no WSR either, what is happing? :cry:

Ah well theres always a Great day's bashing at the Great Central Railway's two Diesel galas (March and September 2006-Cromptons, Rats, Tractors, Peaks....oh yes :D)
 

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Nick said:
Jim said:
FU** OFF. NO MHR = NO 2006 :cry: ~I jolly well hope this is not true, as I LOVE the MHR gala. 1 of the besy IMO. Please say you are lying, & no WSR either, what is happing? :cry:

Ah well theres always a Great day's bashing at the Great Central Railway's two Diesel galas (March and September 2006-Cromptons, Rats, Tractors, Peaks....oh yes :D)

And Peds! ;)
 

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I read a statement on the MHR website earlier today saying basically that due to lack of drivers and lack of time to train them in, there will be no gala
I think the mainline drivers who normally help out now have to have a pilotman for route knowledge and there aren't enough pilotmen available for the event, nor enough time to train them.
My verdict? Never heard such a complete utter load of ****e from the MHR before
 

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Of course, the MHR happens to be one of the most anti-diesel lines in preservation....ever read the history of the lines 27 and 45? I wouldn't...

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Chaz said:
Nick said:
Jim said:
FU** OFF. NO MHR = NO 2006 :cry: ~I jolly well hope this is not true, as I LOVE the MHR gala. 1 of the besy IMO. Please say you are lying, & no WSR either, what is happing? :cry:

Ah well theres always a Great day's bashing at the Great Central Railway's two Diesel galas (March and September 2006-Cromptons, Rats, Tractors, Peaks....oh yes :D)

And Peds! ;)

GCR? Done it every year 2001-2005, and never had anything different, apart from the appearence of the Shredder this year....

If you want a gala with lots of varied traction each year, look no further than the ELR.....

Although Llangollen Galas mare bloody good too!

David
 

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TheSlash said:
I read a statement on the MHR website earlier today saying basically that due to lack of drivers and lack of time to train them in, there will be no gala
I think the mainline drivers who normally help out now have to have a pilotman for route knowledge and there aren't enough pilotmen available for the event, nor enough time to train them.
My verdict? Never heard such a complete utter load of ****e from the MHR before

Have loads of people left since the last one ? That would be the only way to explain it. I would have thought the pilotmen would enjoy having mainline locos there.
 

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GCR? Done it every year 2001-2005, and never had anything different, apart from the appearence of the Shredder this year....

If you want a gala with lots of varied traction each year, look no further than the ELR.....

Although Llangollen Galas mare bloody good too!

David

WSR, Loads of varity each year. Ive been meaning to get to a ELR gala, but theres no easy way to get there and back from cornwall.
 

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Richard, from what i can gather from various sources, preserved lines now need to have somebody on the footplate at least {this is also classed as the cab non steam} with route knowledge.
Running 10 miles, stopping at 4 stations with fairly simple signalling systems is pretty easy for a mainline qualified driver, so thats why nobody has batted an eyelid before now when they did abit of guest driving at preserved railways, after all you are running at 25mph max so sighting of signals, stations etc isn't a problem.
A pilotman is somebody with route knowledge who can accompany a driver over a section of track of which he has no route knowledge. The best common example i can think of to describe this would be if only WAGN ran by the Hertford loop on the ECML and emergency requirements {broken rail signal failure etc} required a GNER train to use this instead of the main line. As the GNER guys wouldnt normally use this route, they'd have no 'route knowledge'. But a WAGN driver could jump in the cab and 'pilot the GNER guy {telling him where to apply power, shut off power, what stations to stop at if neccessary etc}
So if the Mid Hants really wanted a diesel gals next year, they have loads of time to train pilotmen or train mainline drivers about the route. So as as others have said, they are being anti diesel
 
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