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Battlefield Line 50th Gala

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by City_Steam, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. City_Steam

    City_Steam New Member

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    A heads up to anyone traveling to this by public transport. The timetable for the handy No 7 bus link between Atherstone Station and Shackerstone has changed.

    The link on the Battlefield Line and on the bus company website directs you to the old timetable. I've let both organisations know.

    First bus on Fri/Sat from Atherstone is 10.06. The final journey back is 15.19 on Sat - but at 13.19 on Fri! The gala friendly 17.19 no longer runs. The 159 to Market Bosworth from Hinckley is unchanged.

    New timetable attached for No 7 bus.
     

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  2. D7076

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    Less than two days to go and still no timetable never mind roster .Anyone know time of first train please ?
     
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    If the line seriously wants people to attend this event then at the very least a timetable should have been published by now!
     
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    I'm tempted to attend this event but planning a day out is not easy without a timetable. Hopefully one will appear soon.
     
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    Pete Thornhill Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    9am apparently according to their Facebook. I’ve asked when a timetable is likely to be available.
     
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    Pete Thornhill Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

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    Shame they can’t get it out sooner but that was the reply
     
  7. D7076

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    I can imagine the complexities of three stations ,three locos ,two run round loops and one rake of stock ...
     
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  8. Paul.Uni

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    Four hours to decide shall we start with Hall or Manor first on Saturday /Sunday and alternate or be radical and send 5542 to Shenton ?
     
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    Great to see Shack running Wightwick. This I believe is the first time the railway has hosted an ex-Barry engine on its first ever visit to a preserved line away from home following restoration

    Go along and support them
     
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    A few pics off me at saturdays gala i understand 6989 whitwick hall is staying til xmas so she can be run in can anyone confirm this on nat pres? 20191019_145936.jpg 20191019_095548.jpg
     
  13. Paul.Uni

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    Just a heads up for anyone turning up tomorrow, the 11:20 from Shackerstone and 12:00 from Shenton is a freight train and doesn't carry passengers.
     
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  14. David likes trains

    David likes trains Well-Known Member

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    Had a nice afternoon at the gala today. The railway was quite busy, looked like more people were there than last year's event. Progress has been made at Market Bosworth with a new siding laid and in use, hopefully in time it will be connected up to the signal box there.
    6989 arriving at Shenton.
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  15. D7076

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    Except it's actually the Mk1s with passengers leaving around 20 late ...
     
  16. Rick.E

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    I also had a quick visit to the gala on Saturday afternoon. I've always found the people and staff on this line really friendly and only to willing to have a chat. And the Cake sold in the cafe at Shackerstone are really something special :)
    I started off at a rather muddy Market Bosworth and manager to catch Wightwick Hall returning from Shenton with the Freight. Wrong way round but still looking striking. The group who rescued her from Scrap condition have certainly made a cracking job of her.
    Please follow this link to view my collection..........http://rickeborall.zenfolio.com/p865886683

    Regards to all.......Rick
     
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    It was a passenger in the end. Didn't see a freight all the while I was there.
     
  18. 47513

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    The wagons for the freight were stabled at Shackerstone all day on Sunday. The only indication for those in know that the 11.20 was supposed to be a freight was the class 7 head-code in the timetable handout. The word 'freight' wasn't actually mentioned in the timetable so the vast majority of visitors wouldn't have had a clue and assumed all trains were passengers. No announcements were given to the contrary so when 7820 backed onto the stock for the 11.20 everyone assumed that this train was to be a passenger. It was good day with some 'lively' running. The triple header on the last return working was overkill but all three crews appeared to enter into spirit of things so it rounded off a great event.
     

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