Severn Valley Railway Spring Diesel Gala May 18-20 2017

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  1. Cowley

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    We did it over two days last year and there were a couple of things I missed out on, it was great staying up there though and doing some of the later trains.
     
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    Late night running sounds good, may stay over and do the Saturday
     
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    Its a bit odd/annoying that the 2056 off Bridgnorth only runs as far as Bewdley on the Friday night, People who need to get back to Brum may not like to risk the 2236 arrival for the last train at 2248 whereas if it ran through would form a lovely comfortable connection.

    cheers Tony
     
  4. AnthonyRail

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    Any more visiting locos announced?
     
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    I see D6700 has been pulled for maintenance and also the SVR based 20059 and 20188 surprisingly. Does anyone know why the 20s aren't running? I know that they're privately owned.
     
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    Politics and a rumoured search for a new home
     
  8. Techniquest

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    Every gala I go to with a 20 in the lineup sees them get pulled! Bluebell last year didn't have them out on the day of my visit and now SVR are denying me of 20 thrash!
     
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    All is not lost Tech as 20205 and 20189 are there too :)
     
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    Oh good, bring them on! <D
     
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    Are they likely to replace 37?
     
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    Hard to say really. It's such a big lineup that they may just leave it as it is, it doesn't say that they'll be looking for a substitute so I'd be surprised.
     
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    I hope they run the "shunter shuttle At a more sensible time than at previous galas - preferably in late morning or early afternoon. In previous galas they have run them so early that they were inaccessible to anyone travelling longish distances by public transport.
     
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    You can live within 100 miles of the gala and miss the early shuttles on some lines! I'll be leaving the house around 0635 for this gala on the Friday and won't get there until around 0950!
     
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    I´ll be leaving from Denmark on the thursday to get there....
     
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    0800 arrive 1210 (25 mins of connections included) - 175 miles - so must be quite journey you have that's less than 100 miles and will take 3hr 25?
     
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    0635 leave house
    0645 bus (I probably could get the 0720 bus but that is tight between bus and train)
    0846 from Hereford to Droitwich Spa
    1000 from Droitwich Spa to Kidderminster

    Arrive at 1010. If I drove, I could go so much more directly and be there within 90 minutes!
     
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