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[Apr 18, 2024] Severn Valley Railway 2024 Spring Steam Gala (Severn Valley Railway)

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by D1039, Sep 13, 2023.

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Severn Valley Railway 2024 Spring Steam Gala
Severn Valley Railway
Confirmed Attendees: 7
Posted By: D1039
Start Date: Apr 18, 2024 09:00 PM
End Date: Apr 21, 2024 09:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST
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  1. 1472

    1472 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting and I'm sure 2857Harry will be reading. When it comes to arranging these events it can be surprising just how few servicable locos there are in the UK at any particular time. This situation is getting worse for a variety of reasons. Factor in home railway needs and the number available for short term hire drops much further.

    Many of the gala appearances are now based on informal exchanges - hence 7714 & 7812 will shortly visit the Bluebell. Some railways are not particularly interested in letting their locos leave however briefly and therefore unsurprisingly have difficulty attracting gala visitors.

    Just my own view but looking forward these events are becoming harder to stage. Best enjoy what is on offer now.
     
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    A bit late, but here's my footage from the Friday and Saturday of an otherwise excellent gala. I hope you enjoy it :)
     
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    Just wanted to close this thread out really on a positive note -

    Firstly today the final figures for the event came through for both attendance and the financial side of it, and despite all the late changes and so on it was hugely successful, with just a marginal difference from 2024 tickets wise and actually an improved overall spend from passengers. So very positive on that front!

    Secondly just a big thankyou to all again for attending, spending and enjoying! And the feedback too! :) See you in September!
     
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    Thanks, Harry.

    It was a very good gala, well organised and run and even the loss of a loco on Sunday am seemed to hardly matter.

    My hotel is already booked for Sept. I haven't missed an ASG since the first "Overnight Running" in ?1996.
     
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    Matt37401 Nat Pres stalwart

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    1993 was the first overnight running, with breaks in 1997 and 2000, plus the obvious ones quite a few years later :)
     
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    Sorry, 1993.
     

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