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Flying Scotsman and Caley 419 to visit Swanage Gala- March 2019

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Dan Bennett, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. Dan Bennett

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    Further details of March/April Flying Scotsman events:

    22-26 March 60103 operating services along the branch, with 30120 / 34072 in support
    27-28 March Standard Blue Timetable (Single train TT 6x trips, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe)
    29-31 March Spring Steam Up (Home Fleet Gala, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe)
    1-8 April Standard Blue Timetable (Single train TT 6x trips, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe)
    9-10 April Standard Green Timetable (Steam/Diesel 2x train TT, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe)
     
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    As at 17th February:
    During Flying Scotsman's five days of operations 649 seats [out of 650] have been sold for the Observation Coach with only one left available for Breakfast Pastries on Monday 25th March (10:05 departure).
    Around 60% of all other tickets sold. About a third of the remaining 40% are on Tuesday 26th - which might be expected I guess.
    Whether there will be a 'Black Friday' type seat promotion for that day I don't know.
     
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    All Devon Belle Observation Car 14 seats now sold.
     
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    Is the normal rover ticket available for this event?
     
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    Flying Scotsman is just light engine then? Not available either to travel behind.
     
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    Correct.
     
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    66% of all seats now sold (over 6,400).
    Incidentally, only 205 seats remaining over weekend 23/24 March.
     
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    Caley 419 joins the party. 34072 now unavailable due to Boiler Exam

    16-17 March 419 Standard Orange Timetable (Single Train TT 4x Trips)
    > 16+17 Dorsetman Lunch

    22-26 March 60103 operating services along the branch, with 30120 / 80126 in support
    > Static Lunch Service @ Swanage 1215

    27-28 March 419 Standard Blue Timetable (Single train TT 6x trips, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe)

    29-31 March Spring Steam Up (419, + Home Fleet, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe)
    > 30120, 31806 (FO), 80126, 33111 (FX)
    > 30 Wessex Belle
    > 31 Mothering Sunday Lunch

    1-8 April Standard Blue Timetable (Single train TT 6x trips, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe)
    > 3 Purbeckman Lunch
    > 6 Wessex Belle

    9-10 April Standard Green Timetable (Steam/Diesel 2x train TT, w/ 60103 + Car 14 on display @Corfe

    https://swanagerailway.co.uk/events/detail/spring-steam-up
     
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    It seems rather odd that for the Saturday and Sunday of the Sprint Steam Up, it is planned to replace 31806 with a diesel.
     
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    Latest update: now less than 150 seats left over weekend 23/24 March.
     
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    Busy few days for reservations apparently -
    Over 6,850 tickets sold and around 2,500 seats remain during the 5 days of Flying Scotsman hauling trains.
    Trains over the weekend of 23/24 March now have less than 100 seats available (some trains having only 4 or 5 seats left).
     
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    Proposed Loco Roster updated, with dining trains added.
    TT for the Steam Up have been uploaded now as well.
     
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    Is FS no longer running light engine at the Gala?
     
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    Not so far as I'm aware as all the coaling/watering/servicing facilities are at Swanage.
    Why do you ask the question?
     
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    According to the website FS running light engine each day from Swanage to Corfe during the Gala. Presumably more secure in Swanage.

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    Thxs couldn’t see it on the WTT
     

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