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Churnet Valley in 2016

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by lil Bear, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. lil Bear

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    Wednesday I was in the office and update everything. Now just waiting to get the full 2016 leaflet signed off, and a few corrections on the Dining Leaflet before these go to printers. The new Guidebook went off on Friday to printers.
     
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    For those interested. S160 6046 is operating to Ipstones this weekend, 3x return trips off Froghall.

    1st trip will be minus dining set, but this will be then added for the 2/3. Another noisy weekend up the Moorlands beckons!
     
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    5197 passed her insurance exam this evening. Now comes the easy bit of putting it all back together...

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    Rail Ale Trail starts this evening.

    £6 for a evening rover, offering 6x return trips along CVR behind 33102.

    Then a 2x train service tomorrow with 2944 and 33102, followed by an evening service once agin hauled by 33102.
    Tickets £14 on the day, with tickets bought after 5pm being £6.

    Sunday is then just the 2x train service with 2944 and 33102.

    Full details, and beer list on link below;

    https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/event/719/rail-ale-trail-8th-july
     
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    An appeal that's been running internally for about 18 months now has been made public, in order to try and complete the vehicle's restoration.

    If people can help raise the final £500, we would be most appreciated.

    http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/parrot

    So long as the bogies to provide any hidden nasties, I'd like to see the vehicle restored for next March and running for the Volunteer Open Day in another Military Goods Train. Could even look into a charter to have 2x S160s haul the military goods if there's interest!
     
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    GINS & TRAINS this weekend, the CVR's first ever Gin Festival
    https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/event/788/gins-trains

    Knotty 112 is now available for purchase
    http://shop.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/knotty-magazine-173-p.asp

    As is the newly updated souvenir guide book!
    http://shop.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/churnet-valley-railway-souvenir-guide-146-p.asp

    The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership has now ended in terms of the railway's involvement
    https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/cvllp0816

    Volunteers are still sought for numerous roles around the railway
    https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/become-a-volunteer

    NSRC Projects are still fundraising
    http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/north-staffordshire-railway-company-1978-ltd

    68030 and 2871 boilers have both been lifted, with work now ongoing ahead of a planned visit from the insurers in September.

    5197 overhaul continues as well.
     
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    Our first "Oktoberfest" this weekend, please do come and support us. Saturday evening service, with all evening travel for just £6!
    https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/event/734/little-switzerland39s-oktoberfest

    5197 is looking more and more complete as the weeks progress, should be out on shakedown trials before the year is out.

    Parrot Appeal is still short of just of £300 to reach our £2000 target. Please donate below if you are interested in helping.
    http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/parrot

    Watch out in the coming weeks for an announcement on the next phase of Cheddleton Heritage.

    Tickets still available for our Trafalgar Supper, and bookings being taken for our Classic Vehicle Rally.
    https://www.churnet-valley-railway.co.uk/news/october2016

    We've been featured in Steam Railway Mag this month, centred on an interview with our Ops Director and acting MD Greg Wilson.

    Andrew Barclay no. 2226 "Katie" has arrived on the railway following a private purchase by one of the CVR's volunteers. It is planned to start an overhaul next year some point.
     
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    Any news on the fire in the carriage sheds?
     
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    After loads of visits with my daughter to Brookside Garden Centre, I've developed a bit of an affection for 2226. Any idea when she's likely to be in steam? Allowing for the sort of unexpected delays and whatnot that affect loco overhauls. Is there a fund I can donate to?
     
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    Building made safe and salvage taken place. Assume it will now be down to the insurers.
     
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    Spotted the date for the Winter gala in Feb 2017...

    Any plans for visiting engines etc?
     
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    One of the hopes is to have a pair of S160s operating.
     

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