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Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening Gala

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by chris meadowcroft, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. p/wayman

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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    It looks as though the February steam gala has been cancelled. Its crossed off on the running days and there is no mention of it on the CVR website.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways breaks new ground for Galas

    Ok - as long as they can all get a table....
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    I can confirm that the February gala will now not take place. The next event will be Barney Buffers for the February school holiday.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Newly added to our events list today is a diesel gala that will take place on 26th & 27th March. Further details will be released soon.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Good news, let us hope that March brings dryer and warmer weather for the diesels, although it won't take much to beat snow and minus 12!
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    I'm hoping it's freezing then it maybe cancelled like the steam gala!!!
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    So will that be 2x 33s, 2x 37s and a guest?
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    How very supportive of you! :)
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Is the MCR website currently offlline?? I cant get onto it? Just wondered if the Cauldon section will be in use?
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Today's new entry under "Forthcoming Events" on the CVR website states that it will.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Yeah just noticed that. Should be nice.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Moorland & City Website appears to have died - at least on the address I bookmarked. FWIW, which isn't much, companies house shows accounts overdue.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    As a young boy I used to see the Mineral trains running on the Stoke to Leekbrook line at Milton as my Grandparents lived in the aptly named Station Grove in Milton. I am amazed that after all this time it is to be bought back into use. Why has work on this section been delayed until March?
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    I don't know, but if I was going to resurrect 10 miles of track out in the open, I might try to avoid the bitter winds and rain of January/February. Perhaps the revivalists feel the same way.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Well with today's biting cold wind I can only agree with your observation :)
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    i thought it was because they still haven't signed a contract yet for that section of the line
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    It was a footplate experience day and 44767's last running day on the railway. There is also a Burns Night dining train tonight.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    Ah right, It had the head board on saying 'The Moorlander Limited' & People in the Mk1 Wine/dine set......I was told by the crossing keeper it was a private charter today.
     
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    Re: Churnet Valley Railway& Moorland & City Railways Cauldon Lowe Branch re-opening G

    It was a private wine & dine during the day.

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