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GWSR Cotswold Festival of Steam 'Somerset & Dorset Remembered' 3rd to 5th June

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Mike S, Mar 1, 2022.

  1. Mike S

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    Where has the time gone? Only TWO weeks to go!

    Cheltenham Mainline to Cheltenham Racecourse Station FREE shuttle bus timetable now published. This runs Fri and Sat ONLY. Operated by Wyvern Omnibus

    Save money and book your tickets in advance: https://www.gwsr.com/enthusiasts/major_events.html received_1079265422693452.jpeg IMG_20220520_111409.jpg
     
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    2022 A4 map.jpg

    Event map to help with your planning and to ensure you don't miss anything! You can expect the ex Ivo Peters Bentley to make a number of appearances at Gotherington over the weekend for photo opportunities with passing trains. Always a good place to stop for some refreshments and a go on the pump trolley too....

    https://www.gwsr.com/enthusiasts/major_events.html
     
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    First visitor has landed this afternoon, four more to await...! New guise for this one too, previously in LMS livery as 7109. received_420955136227998.jpeg
     
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    And another..... With another one due later today. Starting to feel very real now with a little over a week to go! Total steam mileage for the event an impressive 1417.5 miles, 9 engines, bargain @£31 for an adult day ticket if purchased in advance we'd say.....

    https://www.gwsr.com/enthusiasts/major_events.html received_413044793779213.jpeg
     
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    Web site still hasn't been updated to include these changes, I take it yours here are the correct ones?
     
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    You are correct, the webmaster has made changes to site last week but for some unknown reason the changes didn't save. He then went away for a few days. He is back on the case later on today so should all soon be resolved!

    Currently awaiting the arrival of 46521
     
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    Are we getting a long lost jubilee Mike? I’d go with it if it was
     
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    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

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    45621 'Northern Rhodesia'. The GWRly have done well to pull this one out of the bag. Well done ;) (BJ)
     
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    Looks like excitement has caused a couple of cases of fat finger dyslexia, or something equally similar (LOL) :D
     
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    I wouldn't call it excitement at this stage, let's go with much stress and hassle and fat finger dyslexia......…!
     
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    Seriously, the guys in the team have all done a cracking job pulling this event together over many months. As Mike has said, 9 standard gauge steam with 2 narrow gauge all for £31 advance sales. Throw in the traction engines, carriage and wagon visits, the beer tent, Ivo’s Bentley and access to gotherington amongst many more things, it really is a great event and excellent value! If you haven’t been to a gwsr Cotswold festival of steam before, I recommend it (I’m completely biased of course). Come and support us as who knows how long these big events will continue.
     
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    2 X 3 day rover tickets already in the bag, hotel booked, anti-rain dance being performed twice daily for good measure. To say we are looking forward to this mega event is a gross under statement. Thanks for everyone's efforts even before we get there.
     
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    Excellent, thank you for your support! I'm driving Eddystone all day Saturday so do come say hello. Keep that anti-rain dance up, if not we know who to blame
     
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    Black Prince is on its way:
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    FB_IMG_1653591139599.jpg Who was expecting this then...??! With grateful thanks to The Watercress Line & Somerset and Dorset Railway Trust we are delighted to have the Trust's PMV for the event. Expect to see this at Winchcombe and on the local set during the event.

    This has been made possible by the kind support of Railway Support Services

    Save money and purchase those advance tickets now! https://www.gwsr.com/enthusiasts/major_events.html
     
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    Anyone know if I can buy a ticket on the day at Cheltenham.
    Website seems to suggest only possible at Toddington, Broadway or Winchcombe
     
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    @Mike S said earlier in this thread that Cheltenham is advanced tickets or card on the day -
     
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    34028 is scheduled to be moved to the Norden road/rail siding on Wednesday so should be with you soon thereafter.
    Good wishes for a successful event.
     
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    And now this!! For this weekend only
     

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