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Discussion in 'Heritage railways & Centres in the Uk' started by threelinkdave, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. Pete Thornhill

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    From previous experience, the FO does seem to be filled first when I've been on in the past, every time it's been quiet we've been in the FO.
     
  2. Kje7812

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    If it was the one with leather seats that would be 9627. Generally, the two either side of the kitchen are filled first as the food has less distance to travel.
     
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    I have copied relevant comments to the SVR Marketing Manager. Thanks all

    Patrick
     
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    Today was timetable A with public services hauled by 34053 'Sir Keith Park', 7812 'Erlestoke Manor' and D1015 'Western Champion'. The 1.43 pm from Bridgnorth operated 'Top and Tail' to Highley and return with D1062 'Western Courier' on the Bridgnorth end. Also running was 'Flying Pig' 43106 on Footplate Experience duty and visiting locomotive 60163 Tornado on a private charter. 50049 was photographed on a works train (the 20s are in Norfolk) and 34027 Taw Valley (testing? positioning? Not sure). 7812, 34027, 34053, 43106, 60163, D1015, D1062 and 50049 makes eight.

    Saturday 10th will be 7802 'Bradley Manor', 7812 'Erlestoke Manor', 43106 and 50049 'Defiance'. 34027 'Taw Valley' will be on charter work and the DMU will be in use on the penultimate Fish and Chip evening service of the year.

    It's all-steam (N.B. Paddington Bear at The Engine House) on Sunday 11th with 7802 'Bradley Manor', 7812 'Erlestoke Manor', 43106, 34027 'Taw Valley' and 1501. Annual Family Pass and Freedom of the Line tickets are valid for train travel and admission to the Engine House at Highley, but entry to the Paddington area at the Engine House requires a Special Event ticket (available on the day from Bridgnorth and Kidderminster).

    http://www.svr.co.uk/MeetTheLoco.aspx?id=96

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    SVRLive has been updated with several news items in the last few days, it's intended to use this more from now on.

    Patrick
     
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    You may have a link problem - it doesn't seem to work for me.
     
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    This may be a browser issue. When I tried a very early version I could only access it via chrome. Currently running Firefox and works OK
     
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    Just checked working alright on Safari.
     
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    What's out in Saturday, visiting for day.
     
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    Not published yet - normally comes out friday. Look on SVR website - planning your visit - meet the locomotives - and week ending Sep t23
     
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    A few shots of the home fleet in action on various occasions.
     
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    I'm not complaining, but I do miss the John Austin artwork on the timetable each year, always thought it was a nice touch.
     
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    It's aimed at the tourist market so fits the bill, the leaflet competes with the West Midlands Safari park and Drayton Manor, that kind of thing. I do miss the the John Austin artwork too, and wonder if it would actually stand out more than the generic family attraction look. If it works better though and increases numbers then fair enough.
     
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    Most people I know bemoan the loss of the John Austin paintings but sadly they seem to have gone for good.
    Still at least the timetable cover say timetable on it! One from a couple years ago didn't actually say it was one.
     
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    I won't complain either if it brings the punters in, Mr Austin did some lovely pics though, I think my favorite was from the early 90's, 2968 heading south from Bridgo, with Telfords Church in the background, what was great was 2968 faced north at the time!
     
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    Looks an excellent brochure with all the information in one product. I wonder if they have dropped the other brochure which did not have the timetable within? That was the one I found this year more often in local tourism leaflet racks, and in my opinion was of limited usefulness.

    Nice touch of realism with the somewhat dirty cream paint on the window of the Mk1 !

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