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GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam 23 - 25 May 2020

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Adam Tandy, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. Adam Tandy

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    This year's Cotswold Festival of Steam shall take place over between Saturday 23rd and Monday 25th of May 2020, with at least three visiting locomotives planned as well as the home-fleet, with an intensive timetable and some trains featuring double-heading and interesting combinations of motive power. Once again, engines that have never visited the railway before are being invited.

    It should be yet another fantastic show this year, not a whole lot of information regarding the event i.e. guest locos or theme yet but hopefully the GWSR will start to release news in the not-too-distant future.
     
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    flying scotsman123 Resident of Nat Pres

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    There is now a dedicated FaceBook page here, which has also just posted this clue to the first guest, along with the suggestion that it may well give the theme away all on its own...
     
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    Steam Sentinel 7109 Joyce confirmed as first visitor
     
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    Will that be working the mega train on the Saturday night? ;)
     
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    Is this the first time it's run on a railway outside its home base at Midsomer Norton?
     
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    I am quite positive it is
     
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    If they say that the engine will give away the theme - then it could be S&D. Im looking forward to the J27, Q6, B1 etc being announced as visitors...

    *Hat, coat, gone...
     
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    could be LMS

    dave
     
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    Is it official announced that the J27 and Q6 are visiting?
     
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    No. Its just some mentioning Midsomer Norton, thus "S&D theme possible" comments will start... hence saying J27 and Q6 needed - rather than SDJR stuff which is what others will be suspecting....
     
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    Oh ok thanks for that
     
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    Whats travelling around LMS like this year then?
     
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    The 2020 Cotswold Festival of Steam page is now available as are advanced tickets.

    https://www.gwsr.com/Cotswold_Festival_of_Steam_2020--post--82.html

    We have held our prices, £23 in advance for an adult day rover with up to 9 engines in steam plus many additional attractions.
    I'd call that a bargain but I may be slightly biased....!

    Further announcement to come this week...

    Mike

    GWSR Gala Committee
     
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    I don't normally say what locos I am guessing which could visit galas but I have a feeling 7F 2-8-0 No. 53809 could be on the guest list as a reciprocal for 42xx 2-8-0T No
    4270 visiting North Norfolk.....

    .....we see what happens.
     
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    34072 "257 Squadron" from Swanage been announced as Second gala guest
     
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    So does that indicate a S&D theme? If so what else could we expect. Sounds like 2 more guest loco's coming.
     
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    And our theme is announced....

    'Somerset & Dorset Remembered'

    Stay tuned for further announcements!

    Regards,

    Mike

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    www.gwsr.com
     

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    I'm awaiting the announcement of a Fowler 2P for the Gala. :)
     
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    Slightly ambitious time scale for a new build project but then most are....

    We could invite a OO one? Would that suffice?

    Mike
     
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    Main event pages for our 'Somerset & Dorset Remembered gala now up: https://www.gwsr.com/enthusiasts/major_events.html

    Bookings for our ever popular footplate rides on one of our home fleet locomotives, including entry to the event, will open soon for the exceptional value of £110

    We will again offer the popular 'driver for a tenner' at Cheltenham Race Course station offering you the opportunity to drive one of our home fleet within station limits, no need to pre-book, pay on the day.

    There will be a free bus linking Cheltenham and Cheltenham Race Course stations.

    Two further visiting locomotives to be announced in due course. It's going the be a cracker!

    Regards,

    Mike

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