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Boness and kinneil railway steam gala 2018

Discussion in 'Galas and events' started by Matt McFarlane, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. Matt McFarlane

    Matt McFarlane New Member

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    Recently confirmed by the SRPS, this years steam gala would take place on the 2-4th November.

    It has also been said that this gala would feature the return of D49 Morayshire and Caledonian 419 No. 439 as well as a visiting locomotive. With speculation being 828.

    Im excited :O
     
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    Just announced this evening for the gala,

    "THE CALEY REUNION"

    Caledonian Railway No. 828 is to attend as special guest, appearing alongside home based Caley No. 419 and D49 No. 246
     
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    flying scotsman123 Part of the furniture

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    Hmm, a long but not unreasonable train journey from Sheffield, and with those locos I think I'm in!
     
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    Well, as I'm in Edinburgh and I still haven't got round to going to Bo'ness yet, I might as well.
     
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    Based on the SRPS facebook post, it seems as though this was a decision made based on requests from potential passengers. I'm surprised this is the first instance of this I can think of, I would have thought it would be a great way to increase their customers over a such an event.
    https://www.facebook.com/srpssteam/posts/834744406715269
     
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    It has been a long-term ambition to see 419 & 828 together in steam with the Caledonian Railway coaches. For many reasons it hasn't proved possible until now, and it appeared that the forthcoming autumn would be one of the few chances to do so. It is of course also a loco that many of our passengers have requested over the years!

    All hands on deck to finish 419 ready for running in over the late summer!
     
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    419 really coming together at Bo'ness now ahead of her pairing with 828 this autumn: 36952668_1963505433700346_4958421099055415296_o.jpg
     
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    Guys, what stage is Morayshire at? The last photo I can find shows a LOT of work still to do. Will she make it?
     

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