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Swanage Railway 'Strictly Bulleid' Gala, 31 March - 2 April 2017

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Bulleid Pacific, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. Spamcan81

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    My guess is a Bulleid Pacific. ;)
     
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    Rumour flying around it maybe a certain malachite green one, but it may be aload of bull, so I sure I be corrected...
     
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    It would make some sense - see my post #108 a few days ago.

    Mention has been made of 34092 City Of Wells. IIRC, she's visiting the Bluebell in July and probably not venturing away from home before that.
     
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    Wells confirmed last Saturday...
     
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    Not sure they'll get 21C123 running by April. :)
     
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    I.e. confirmed as attending the Swanage gala? Good-oh! I must have missed that announcement.
     
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    Hoping to see a bulleid wearing golden arrow. Is there a railway with it.
     
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    In answer to your question, SR has both long and short arrows (for proper and de-tuned Bulleids), along with Golden Arrow headboard and regalia (funnily enough the flag bracket is in my office!), however it has not yet been discussed whether they will be used during the Bulleid-fest.
     
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    Your best bet might he the Bluebell. City of Wells is visiting for the end of Southern Steam weekend (8th-9th July) - an ex- 73A Golden Arrow regular loco and the Bluebell does run a Pullman train of that name. I'm not talking in any official capacity but the prospects of having such a suitable loco paying a visit does strike me as something the Bluebell may well want to exploit. The Bluebell usually puts the regalia on whatever is pulling the carriages, even though it's some time since they have had an appropriate engine like Bulleid in working order. 34059 will be hopefully back next year. Never a GA loco, but it will look better with the regalia than the Q or the C Class!

    Also, UK Railtours is apparently planning a recreation of the Golden Arrow with Clam Line on Wednesday 13th September. Details to be released next month.

    GA regalia is hardly appropriate for the Swanage event. The last steam-hauled GA ran on 11th June 1961 and ran on SECR lines to Dover. This year, we are marking 50 years of the end of Southern Steam, which was concentrated on LSWR lines. The only active steam locos in Kent in 1967 were the two USA shunters at Ashford works.
     
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    Mine's booked also...
     
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    Looking forward to this and maybe we can have a Flat Top only gala in due course.
     
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    A certain Malachite Green machine confirmed on Swanage's Facebook Page...
     
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    34081 which last visited in 2007.
     
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    Then in workaday BR Passenger Green, if I recall correctly, and now in ex-works lined Malachite Green with "British Railways" on the tender.
    So, the locomotives now confirmed for 'Strictly Bulleid' [31st March to 2nd April] are:
    34052 'Lord Dowding' (actually 34046 'Braunton') - Rebuilt
    34053 'Sir Keith Park' - Rebuilt
    34070 'Manston' - Original
    34081 '92 Squadron' - Original
    34092 'City of Wells' - Original
     
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    Hoping for at least one more. Rebuilt MN be nice
     
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    As built would be better, although a tad rarer....
     
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    Booked accommodation for the Saturday night in Swanage. Quite reasonable, too. Might see about breaking up the journey down by staying somewhere en-route on Friday night- five hours driving from York is a bit much in one go!
     
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    I'm driving down from Preston the Thursday as soon as I finish work!
     
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    Not a gala to be missed
     

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