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A2 60532 Blue Peter

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by big.stu, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Matt37401

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    Because some of us always want a little bit more?
     
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    You're getting Fenchurch, FFS! What more do you want? :)

    But being more serious - surely it is better for the SVR to have two bites of the enthusiast cherry? In other words, the gala is presumably seen as good value based on what is advertised. And then with any luck you can have some running with 60532 and attract a second crowd?

    Tom
     
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    Indeed - which is why the Grange lot offering 6880 to every gala in the spring seemed a bit odd. As a new loco it should be enough of an attraction in its own right; the SVR gala is busy enough as it is without launching a brand new (ish ;)) loco at the event.
     
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  4. Steam gets in your eyes

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    Is that at Kidderminster or Bridgenorth?
     
  5. Matt37401

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    Since when has Fenchurch had an EE power unit? :)
    I totally get where your coming from, please re read my post #1078 :)
    I will say this though as someone who grew up with the SVR on the doorstep, you can forget what it has to offer, and not necessarily at an event for those of us who have an interest in railways.
     
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    Kidderminster.

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    I am not attending so little interest to me either way, but I have found all the "grief" expressed by folks over this gala compared to others either here previous years, or elsewhere strange. I can understand the which way will the locos face, will they operate every day questions but as you say Tom this loco was never down as part of the gala. If it is on display then a bit of a bonus for those that go I would have thought.
    Slightly off topic for this thread but the angst over the "will it, won't it, make it Grange" bizarre. It no showed at two previous events with very little other than its disappointing, suddenly it is the end of the world.
     
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    Does anyone happen to know when the next test runs are?
    Thanks in advance
     
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    Would that be Fenchurch the Fire Thrower? :)
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    You couldnt light anything up here even if the drain cocks had flamethrowers fitted.....
     
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    Quite a few people expressed surprise at the number of fires given recent weather but generally it was dead bracken and the like from last year which had dried out in the warm sun on Saturday and Sunday.
     
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    60532 on it's main-line Test Run today.

    Crossing Cefn Viaduct...........
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    Departing Shrewsbury..........
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    Cheerz,

    Alan





     

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