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GWSR General Discussion and Operations

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by michaelh, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. RichardBrum

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    https://www.gwsr.com/forthcoming_events.html
     
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    Might be worth noting that the two issues above are completely unrelated.
    It's being reviewed on Friday, no decision has been made regarding the weekend yet.
     
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    What was the issue that stopped running to Broadway? I hear it was near the viaduct, but not what the issue was.

    Noel
     
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    I see the Broadway blog did indeed mention the viaduct. We've been asked not to speculate further, although I found it a somewhat puzzling request given the same email told us the reason! Anyway, I expect more will be made public by the weekend along with a decision as to running arrangements over the weekend.
     
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    All services back to normal, so all fine for the weekend, and more importantly, the gala the following week.
     
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    The Caley tank was out in the sun on Saturday:

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    So far (2 days) the gala looks to have been a success.

    It's always fun to have an unusual engine. Shame it didn't run on the 5 coach special for which it was diagrammed, there was an issue with a hot box so it was just with a short freight train and run into Winchcombe station from the C&W sidings in between service trains.

    The gala has one more day to run (Monday 27th May) so don't miss it !
     
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    A thoroughly enjoyable day at the GWSR on Saturday. Many thanks to all who made it possible. Very interesting to listen to the C&W staff explaining the latest rolling stock restoration projects. 20190525-11-.JPG 20190526-3-.JPG
     
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    A few photos of the B1 at the end of today's service trains. What a gorgeous machine she is!
     
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    Splendid pictures!
     
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    Many thanks, Andy :)
     
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    Excellent pics! I had a great, albeit short, ride behind the B1 on Sunday, a cracking loco, looked great in LNER livery too. Wish I could have stuck around to enjoy it for another week but sadly I had to return north sooner than it did.
     
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    A short video showcasing 1264 in action during the Saturday of the gala and the Sunday of the following weekend. I hope you enjoy it :)
     
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    A quick question, I'm doing research for a picture of Toddington station and it has what looks like a Morris 12/4 outside it. HC Casserley had a Morris like that, it was for sale a year ago (according to Google) and I wonder if anyone knows the reg number of this car? I know HC Casserley took a picture at Broadway in 1959, so he was in the area at some point.
     
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    Thanks kristian, lovely video! I was driving both those days on the b1 so it’s good to see it !
    Sadly it returns north tomorrow.
     
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    Many thanks, Andy :) She's a lovely machine!
     
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    Why was an LNER loco that was running on a GWR line carrying Southern-style discs?
     
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    Does it really matter?
     
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    I suspect LNER-style discs rather than Southern (the GER used discs and they lasted into LNER days).

    Tom
     
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    Exactly Tom! Also we had great fun with the steam Jenny, never missed a beat all day. (35006’s needs a full rebuild, so there now looking at fitting batteries in the existing aws)
     

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