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North Norfolk Railway Grand Steam Gala 29 - 31 August 2014

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Thetrainmaster97, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. Thetrainmaster97

    Thetrainmaster97 New Member

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    The Gala Locomotives are....
    Visiting:
    GWR 78xx 7820 Dinmore Manor - from the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway which will be arriving in early August.
    LMS Black 5 45305 - which will arrive by mainline!
    Home Based:
    LNER Class B12 8572
    LNER Class B1 61306 Mayflower - Newly based at the NNR!
    BR Standard 4MT 76084
    LMS Black 5 44767 George Stephenson
    BR Standard 9F 92203 Black Prince - First Gala Since Overhaul
    1982 0-6-0T Ring Haw - First Gala Since Overhaul - SPARE!

    There will be double headers during the event of the 2 Black 5's a first for the NNR.
    With Evening Fish and Chip Specials....Friday evening's service will be hauled by GWR 78xx 7820 Dinmore Manor and Saturday evening's service will be double headed by Black Fives 45305 and 44767.

    For More Information click here....
    http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/page.php?pid=5
     
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  2. Dinmore Manor Ltd.

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    7820 ready for loading this evening to depart for the North Norfolk Railway tomorrow. She will be in use from Tuesday next week for a ten day block (plus other days if required) in advance of the gala at the end of August. We are very much looking forward to working with the NNR for the first time. Photos courtesy of Dan Wigg


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    Regards,

    Mike Solloway

    DMLL
     
  3. ykin01

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    Hopefully going up Sunday... just wondering will she be having a test run over the weekend?
     
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    Sorry ykin01, test run not until Monday, hopefully you are able to visit again whilst she is there.

    Regards

    Mike Solloway

    DMLL
     
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    That's a shame, but should be up for the gala so will hopefully see her then!
     
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    I purchased my three day ticket earlier today, and am very much looking forward to the Gala. Hopefully the sun will shine like it normally does for this excellent event.
     
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    So we could see double heading from both LNER and LMS 4-6-0s...
     
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    I'm sure it's been on the mind of the guys re-writing the diagram - fingers crossed!
     
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    According to the provisional diagram - your wish will be granted. :)
    (Info subject to usual caveats re availability, unavoidable changes etc etc)
     
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    I'm aware timetables are available to purchase on the day, but does anyone what time trains will start running on the mornings ?

    Thanks..
     
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    There is a fair bit going on from 6:30am then things start ramping up from just before 08:30.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks, helps with planning, looks like I need a very early start, or an overnight stay.... should be a great event
     
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    Have been looking at RTT for a while now for movements to Sheringham for the gala, still nothing showing. I would have expected 45305 and 61306 to arrive over the crossing. Are either already there, or coming in by road? Or are they coming last minute and not scheduled on RTT yet?

    Nick
     
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    61306 arrived last week by road. I understand 5305 will arrive by road tomorrow (Wednesday)

    Looking forward to another gala on the footplate, great fun!

    Steve
     
  16. NickPreston

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    Thanks Steve.
    That's a shame driving them there on a lorry when they could have made their own way, assuming they were under the new NR weight limit (should be, surely?)
    Oh, and I bet you are!!!
     
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    Looking forward to this event - I notice Ring Haw is only now down as spare... just an idea but could she be used for driver for a fiver/tenner, seems to be popular at a lot of other railways/events and could raise money for a last push for the Y14 appeal or towards 90775's overhaul.
     
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    45305 would have no problem with weight limit on Sheringham branch - the issue of why it has had to come by road, I understand, lies further north and is the subject of another thread on this forum.
     
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    Is it planned for all the engines to work on all three days of the gala?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes, according to the current diagrams. :)
    (All = 61306, 8572, 92203, 76084, 7820, 44767, 45305)
    (Info subject to usual caveats re availability, unavoidable changes etc etc ;) )
     

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