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GCR Winter Gala - 24-26 Jan 2020

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Johann Marsbar, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Johann Marsbar

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    No guest loco has been listed for this event on the GCR website as yet, but, having finally had a chance to look at my copy of the Dec 2019 Railway Magazine, I noticed a report that K1 62005 is making a visit to the GCR and is expected to arrive in early January.
    Presumably that will be the Guest Loco for the Gala??
     
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    4953 'Pitchford Hall' now on the website as visiting for this also.
     
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    And I been told a third hall as well, 6989.
     
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    Ile try make this one then 4 friday or sunday cos saturday im on the R.T.C. C.M.E. from man vic, It will save me going to epping ongar later in the year I thought 4953 was perminantly going to be kept there, so is pitchford going to be staying a bit after the G.C. gala there or off straight back to E. and O. railway?
     
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    Just noticed on the RVP website that the TPO will not be in operation at the Gala due to a temporary speed restriction just north of Quorn somewhere...
     
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    Makes sense if it's too close for them to accelerate to the correct speed before the drop. Whilst it's a shame the 'party piece' won't be coming out to play I'm sure it will be a cracking gala nonetheless. I've certainly seen some lovely images of the K1 on the various photo charters this week.
     
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    The speed restriction is in place over the bridge just before Quorn limits I believe. 10mph from all the charter videos of the K1 I seen.

    It does say on the website that the timetables are expected to be released online to download at some point today
     
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    Does anybody know which way the locos are facing please? Many thanks
     
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    78018 and 48305 face North (smoke box facing away from Leicester)

    62005, 4953, 6990, 47406, 92214, 73156, 45305 all face South (smoke box facing towards Leicester )

    46521 also faces North....but I have little doubt that it will be in service.
     
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    Wonderful many thanks
     
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    Well according the the GCR Shedworks Facebook page, it is indeed due to run. Someone posted the question today and they replied:
    "yes it's due to run"

    So there could be 10 locos in service over the weekend.
     
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    Funny enough that person was me asking on the page . I just thought I enquire as 46521 has had a re-tube since
     
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    Seen elsewhere that it is alleged that the NER Autocar will be working the "Railcar" trips on Sat/Sun - Can anyone confirm if this is the case??
     
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    I can confirm following a look at the GCR shed works FB page that 3170 (The NER RailCar is rostered)

    As well as 46521 which also passed it's steam test today.
     
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    My pics of fridays G.C.R. winter gala despite a points failure in the afternoon at loughborough down platfrom south end having to be operated on the groundframe there was a problem with the rods running from loughborough signal box knocking trains on the timetable back a hour 20200124_122655.jpg 20200124_105528.jpg 20200124_143415.jpg
     
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    All the points south of Loughborough are motor worked and there is no ground frame so that doesn’t really make any sense...


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    My photos from Friday. Footage to follow, Photos took on my mobile phone. 20200124_101756.jpg 20200124_103308.jpg 20200124_111455~2.jpg 20200124_112425~2.jpg 20200124_120916.jpg 20200124_124030.jpg 20200124_125243~2.jpg 20200124_103308.jpg 20200124_141810.jpg 20200124_152112~2.jpg
     
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    The motor-operated point forming the down end of the crossover between the mainlines at Loughborough was having to be hand wound, and the points clipped and scotched. Couldn't be a worse place for a failure, and it killed the afternoon timetable. Trains were about an hour down, with some verey long periods of inactivity. Still, the K1 looks nice...
     

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