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M&GN 50 - Anniversary Gala on the NNR

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by NNR Webmaster, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. dace83

    dace83 New Member

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    MNR have just announced a mini gala on 28th Feb 2009, you could look at this good or bad.
    Bad, it may distract some more diesel loving people to the MNR gala as from a diesel point of view it sounds quite good. However the M&GN gala is over two weekends so it may persuade some diesel people from far away to go to the MNR gala and then pop over to NNR the next day or weekend. :-k

    I do know where I will be on 28th Feb 2009 though. \:D/


    http://www.mnr.org.uk/events/events.html
     
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    I'll vote for GOOD. For those people who live further off, two events in Norfolk on the same weekend may well persuade them to make the journey.
     
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    Any update on this yet please?
     
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    'Old Boys reunion'. We haven't planned anything formal (yet, if this changes I'll let you know), but there will be several former railwaymen about during the first weekend (27th Feb–1st March).
     
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    A round up of all the events in Norfolk in February and March this year.

    27th February --- start of the 'thats yer lot' gala
    28th February --- NNR gala, night shoot at Weybourne, opening of Whitwell station by Mike Urrey
    with a Pecket in steam. MNR mini diesel gala and model rail exhibition.
    1st March --- the NNR gala, two vintage bus tours (spaces limited) of the M&GN system

    7th March---, the NNR gala, Whitwell station is opened again with the Pecket in steam.
    8th March--- , the NNR gala, Ditchingham village hall is holding bygones fair, entry £1 attractions include model steam, model heavy plant, model railways. 10am-4pm
    Bure valley railway volunteers open day.
    9th March--- 4f photo charter
    10th March--- freight charter
    15th March--- MNR behind the scenes day with commentry on trains, Dereham yard being open and drive a diesel for a tenner.

    Plus February 9th-17th Bressingham Half Term Opening. Special low entry rates with a train and the Gallopers pay as you ride

    Links you need. http://www.whitwellstation.com/default.asp
    http://www.bressingham.co.uk/
    http://www.mnr.org.uk/events/
    http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/steam_gala.htm
    http://www.bvrw.co.uk/events/
    http://www.visitnorfolk.co.uk/norfolk/default.aspx
    http://www.bitternline.com/

    any more PM me and Ill add them
     
  6. NNR Webmaster

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    The NNR has published a Souvenir Programme for the gala, which includes the working timetables.

    Details are available here:

    http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/steam_gala.htm#programmes

    There is a special offer on programmes purchased online before 26th February 09.
     
  7. Owen

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    Steam Railway have published a number of articles on the NNR/M&GN this month, and readers get £1 off the Gala ticket price. Has anybody got the mag yet?
     
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    If anyone is in north Norfolk this coming Wednesday (11th), a trip to Melton Constable would be worthwhile. LMS 4F 44422 is making a short detour on its way to the North Norfolk Railway and will be posed outside the old M&GN Carriage Workshops in the village. Melton is really worth a visit for anyone coming over to Norfolk for the 'That's Yer Lot' gala. It's a 'Midlands' railway village in the middle of the Norfolk countryside. Complete with terraced streets and the main buildings from a railway works. The old works complex and 1950s locoshed still stand (are used to store potatoes out of season). A fascinating industrial treasure.

    Steve A
     
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    Will you be there on Wednesday Steve?
     
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    Unfortunately not - got to work. :smt022

    Did though, get the 3F there back in May 1993 when celebrating the 100th anniversary of the formation of the M&GN. Not sure though that you can get a loco in front of the loco shops now. I think the 4F is going to be in front of the C&W shops (top right).

    [attachment=0:27v5qa2l]3F at Melton Constable 18-05-1993 (Steve Allen) (Large).jpg[/attachment:27v5qa2l]

    Steve
     
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    Great pictures Steve, I can't recall seeing any before!

    I to am at work :smt009 :-( but am sending back-up in the form of Boggis senior and his trusty video camera. So I can watch it all in HD when i come home. \:D/
     
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    Hopefully that'll be weinding its way on to youtube! Unfortunately education calls so I can't make it - it'd be rude not too though :-k
     
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    After seeing the article in SR yesterday all I can say is I really wish I was coming. Unfortunatly circumstances don't permit it but I wish all you guys at the NNR the best of luck for the gala and hope to come up at some point later in the year!
     
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    The joys of uni *ahem* mean that I should be able to go across and get a few shots, making up for missing RingHaw on the churnet at the weekend
     
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    NEW FLASH!

    Due to the bad weather at the CVR (or what's left of it) 44422 might now not be coming until later in the week, so Melton might be off the agenda! :(

    Dave, have you seen Mike Snow's (Steam on the Web) latest video (featuring a certain plucky saddle tank)? Some loverly morning shots too. (http://steamontheweb.co.uk/Churnet Valley/Churnet_Valley.htm)
     
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    The event is still on - the 4F has been collected tonight and will be arriving at Melton Constable at around midday tomorrow (Wednesday 11th).
     
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    NEWS FLASH


    It's back on, 4F will be at Melton tomorrow. Apologies for the miss information before!
     

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