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2018 Swanage Railway 'Mainline' Diesel Gala, Beer and Food Festival

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Rumpole, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Rumpole

    Rumpole Well-Known Member

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    The 2018 Swanage Railway Diesel Gala, Beer and Food Festival has been confirmed for Thursday 10 May 2018 (Preview Day) to Sunday 13 May 2018.

    The build up starts now...

    1st Promo.JPG
     
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    By the Mailine title, that suggests running to Wareham for the gala?
     
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    Going be fantastic gala
     
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    Well you never know....
     
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    I’m doing all 4 days
     
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    The Purbeck Explorer 1 and 2 appear to be happening again: http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/events/detail/the-purbeck-explorer-to-swanage
    The use of LU's 4TC provides the main line stock for Swanage - Wareham Gala services.
    Looks like D6515 is hauling it to Swanage on Thursday 10th May.
    20 007 and 20 142 [first 2 visitors announced by inference] seem to be returning the unit on Sunday afternoon 13th May.
    Single fares for either charter are £39.50 in advance or £45 on the day (subject to availability).
    Swanage Railway's ticket line should open next Monday 5th Feb. so check webpage then.
     
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    AnthonyTrains2017 Well-Known Member

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    That’s great news.
     
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    As reported elsewhere on the big wide web....

    Confirm visitors so far.....

    20 007 + 201 42.
    26 007
    D7017
    50 049
    GBRF 66

    Plus home fleet of 33 012 and 33 111

    More visitors to be announced at a later date.
     
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    This maybe a stupid question about the 4TC but is it possible for it to run propelled with a 33/1 or 73 as it would have been. Every photo I've seen seems to have it being pulled or top and tailed.
     
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    Not a stupid question at all.
    The answer is yes but as the TC will be used, I understand , on a Wareham shuttle over the gala the 33/1 or 73 would have to be mainline registered and as having neither the TC will have to be toped and tailed
     
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    Also I don’t think the 4TC cabs are fitted with OTMR, TPWS etc. Therefore it’s only allowed to run on the mainline as hauled stock.
     
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    That makes sense.

    You can call it a weird craving but one thing I'd really like to see/ride on again is a 4TC being propelled by a 33/1 or 73 at either Swanage or Mid Hants
     
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    True.....forgot to add that bit
     
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    The 4TC was used with 33111 push/pull on evening internal trains vice the DMU last year.
     
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    Ian I guess that must have been on the fireworks trains for Carnival Week then. Annoyingly last year I never bothered to walk back via the station after the fireworks. Would have liked to see it work in "proper" mode and maybe go and have a ride.
     
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    Think you might be a bit confused there as all the evening services that have been running over last 10-15+ years did not run last year
     
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    Maybe I am, perhaps not evening services, but I'm pretty sure I saw photos of 33111 + 4TC last year?
     
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    Hope they get a better shed this year,i was surprised 741 went for the 2nd time
     
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    It ran in that formation for one of the fireworks nights last year
     
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