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KWVR Winter Steam Gala, 13th, 14th and 15th February 2009

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by KieranPilsworth, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. KieranPilsworth

    KieranPilsworth Member

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    It has to be said that in an ideal world we wouldhave 10-12 carriages behind 70013 and so on.

    BUT take into consideration that Branch lines are whats left to play with from BR, (maybe excluding the GCR).

    BR Britannia's were recorded on 2 coach local trains, and even 3 wagon goods over the S & C so you could in a way argue that it is prototypical.

    In the "current economic" times that we all hear about, which will affect ALL railways, be thankful that places (not just the KWVR) are putting on events that are risky on terms of cost/income.
     
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    I can remember being in the triangle at Bare Lane (WCML) and watching Ollie on the single track northern chord. I think it was 1967 but it might have been early 68.

    Ignoring the 'prototype for everything' I think I would agree, these larger engines just don't look right at all on a single track branch, but if you can get the shot at rail level it is possible for it to look right. Perhaps the best location would be Alpha Street Keighley if you can stand the mega throng

    Regards
     
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    Some other small lines I may agree with you but KWVR is like a pocket battle ship, it packs a hell of a lot in under 5 miles, steep climbs, tricky start, classic industrail and rural back drops, from keighley to oxenhope every inch has something to offer.
     
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    Some other small lines I may agree with you but KWVR is like a pocket battle ship, it packs a hell of a lot in under 5 miles, steep climbs, tricky start, classic industrail and rural back drops, from keighley to oxenhope every inch has something to offer.[/quote]


    I would agree with you but you might just think I'm slightly biased!!!

    Julian
     
  5. I would agree with you but you might just think I'm slightly biased!!!

    Julian[/quote]
    couldnt agree more thats why im staying sctum
     
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    You mean like THIS.

    You might get some hectoring from the clique on "The Mound" though. ;-)

    Commercially I think 70013 is a good decision and should draw the crowds, it's the equivalent of running an F1 car around Olivers Mount.

    Will I be there, of course I will. :-D
     
  7. Julian Jones

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    The timetables / loco rosters have been amended.

    The AMENDED versions are now available at:

    www.kwvr.co.uk
     
  8. KieranPilsworth

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    70013 AND 47279 are both due (back) to the railway on Tuesday /Wednesday early am.

    Gala timetables etc can be obtained from the website

    http://www.kwvr.co.uk

    as well as all the latest information regarding the event.

    Snow is heavy on the ground and with the weather likely to continue should make soe great sights for the Britannia and snow!
     
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    could be in luck weather wise. looks like high pressure rolling in, which means cold and sunny. Penny is allready on standby for the three days, I will not be trying to take a short cut via leeds like last time on friday morning, lost an hour trying to find my way out.
     
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    Does anyone know of some decent photographic locations that are a short walk from the stations other than at Keighley. I will be there on Saturday but will not have a car so driving to various locations is a non-starter.

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
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    With or without a lineside pass?
     
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    Yes, just like that! Super photo, where's the location?

    Where is 'The Mound'?


    Regards
     
  13. KieranPilsworth

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    The mound is most commenly taken for the location between Oakworth and Damems Junction where once a signal box sat i believe.

    Its a common for it to be an orange blob on galas!
     
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    keighley, then you are best going out of the station turn left and walk down the side road, once you get past the station go under the railway and take the path up the hill sharp right, you carn't miss it everyone goes there. This puts you on the corner comming out of the station, I once spent half a day they during a gala , as there is always something going on.
    [​IMG]

    check out last years winter gala on my photo site.
    http://kenneth-f-baker.fotopic.net/c1461827.html
     
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    Sorry for the silly question Paul, but what sort of distance do you call a short walk?

    Here's a shortish and a not too far(ish) example from Haworth Station...
    If you go to Google Maps, sat view of Haworth with labels on hopefully, at http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... iwloc=addr
    where the pink 'A' marker is is just opposite the sheds on Station Road, so come out the station & turn right & follow that road marked in yellow south as it curves round and crosses the railway bridge, when the 'B' in Bridgehouse Lane is junction going south which is Ivy Bank Lane, marked in white. Just a short distance by Earl St it splits.

    If you follow that white track into the trees to the right towards the railway line as it appears on the map you'll go past a guest house, an old burnt out mill and just as the track starts to curve away from the track you'll see an old disused bridge over the railway beside the old signal box. I've stood on that bridge a few times for shots coming out of Haworth on the climb, not too bad - the entrance to that bridge has bricks blocking it, so assume it's actually OK to stand on there?!? That's not very far.

    If you fancy a longer walk, going back to where that track split, follow right along Ivy Bank Lane, it's a bit of an uphill climb, at the end you come out on the main road, Sun Street, turn left and continue following that road southwards as it is on the map, just as the road curves to the left there's a garage with a red door and a blue car outside and bit further on you'll see the road becomes Marsh Lane. Just past that blue car, near that white square in the road, there's a stile into the field overlooking the railway. A path goes down through there to the little footpath underbridge beneath the line. I think that location overlooking the railway is known as Top Field? As per pic at http://farm1.static.flickr.com/159/3932 ... 4a.jpg?v=0
    Usually quite popular with photographers. Its a bit of a stroll - 15, 20 minutes - quicker if you are fit, unlike me! Going back to Haworth station from there,you can obviously return the way you came, or you can walk under the railway there, turn left and there's a path through the fields on that side of the tracks - usually quite muddy - that evenually comes out at the junction of Bridgehouse Lane and Station Road. You can get shots from that side, but the sun is usually the wrong side.

    Or, as you'll see on that sat map, there are some strategically placed bus stops, not too far from where that stile is, so you could get the Haworth to Oxenhope bus fom Haworth Station, which is
    http://www.keighleyanddistrict.co.uk/gf ... 20_720.pdf
    for a route map and
    http://www.keighleyanddistrict.co.uk/gf ... D663TT.pdf
    for a timetable.

    You could, if you wish, also walk to Mytholmes Tunnel from either Haworth or Oakworth stations, as per pic at http://farm1.static.flickr.com/188/3932 ... 68.jpg?v=0, but that's probably a tad longer than the above, so may not be suitable? Although thinking about it, you could get the same bus to Mytholmes village, which is...
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 10986&z=17
    and then pootle off north east along Mytholmes Lane, which isn't very far.

    Regards

    Andrew
     
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    Thanks
     
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    Thanks for the tips about Haworth Andrew. I think I might try that on Saturday although the weather looks like it might be taking a turn for the worse. Incidentally, I've no idea what I mean by a short walk!!

    Cheers,

    Paul
     
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    Update 11:30 Wednesday:

    70013 on shed at Haworth, looks the part

    47279 awaiting moving to Haworth later in day
     
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    I will be there on friday.

    What stock is going to be used for the Keighley - Ingrow shuttles?? Will any of the VCT's collection be out and about?
     
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    had a look, 70013 not there, did u take it home with u?
     

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