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Pete Thornhill's Recent Activity

  1. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread Severn Valley Railway 2019 Autumn Gala 19th-22nd September.

    I’m afraid I don’t know, in the past if the guests are confirmed they have had them but occasionally they have been printed with a TBA for where a guest hasn’t been finalised.

    Aug 25, 2019 at 2:10 PM
  2. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread Severn Valley Railway 2019 Autumn Gala 19th-22nd September.

    Usually a couple of weeks before the event it will be released and sent out but it is available for purchase now - https://www.svr.co.uk/Book-Special-Event.aspx?id=164

    Aug 25, 2019 at 1:03 PM
  3. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread Merchant of Avon - Summer Sundays.

    Can't think where I saw it but I am sure I read somewhere it is booked for the lot.

    Aug 23, 2019 at 6:42 PM
  4. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread Gloucester Goes Retro - 7029 24/08/19.

    IIRC when they put the program of events up the provisional timings gave a much later departure time of around 6pm.

    Aug 23, 2019 at 2:41 PM
  5. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread Severn Valley Railway 2019 Autumn Gala 19th-22nd September.

    That would be an interesting visitor ;) 35006 maybe though :)

    Aug 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  6. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread GWSR General Discussion and Operations.

    Indeed it might, today 7903 is replacing 6023.

    Aug 21, 2019 at 10:39 AM
  7. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    Sorry yes I meant the first SVR Gala to feature overnight running which was 1993.

    Aug 20, 2019 at 11:46 PM
  8. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    But we don't even know what the diesel is doing yet!!! It could be in use for a number of reasons - the first SVR Autumn gala in 1993 featured no less than 17 steam engines in use over the weekend but also had the DMU on the roster for overnights...

    Aug 20, 2019 at 4:57 PM
  9. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    But in that situation what else do you suggest? Cancel the Gala?

    Aug 20, 2019 at 4:37 PM
  10. Pete Thornhill replied to the thread WSR Autumn Steam Gala - 'A Country Railway' - Thurs-Sun 3-6 October 2019.

    So far 6 Steam and 1 diesel. Hardly a diesel takeover, at best it can only work one diagram.

    Aug 20, 2019 at 4:02 PM