If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

North Norfolk Railway Steam Gala: 9th & 10th October (was 27-29th August)

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by WesternRegionHampshireman, Jul 2, 2022.

  1. WesternRegionHampshireman

    WesternRegionHampshireman Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2021
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    115
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Visitors:
    4270 From Glos Warks.

    Home Fleet:

    564.
    53809.
    76084.
    90775 "The Royal Norfolk Regiment".
    92203 "Black Prince".

    https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/summer-gala/#
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2022
    Johnme101 and Hicks19862 like this.
  2. WesternRegionHampshireman

    WesternRegionHampshireman Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2021
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    115
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Hampshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Update:
    4270 listed now as the only visitor.
    Quad-Arts, Suburban and Vintage 4/6 wheeled set running.
    Along with the usual two MK 1 sets and goods set.

    Looking pretty good! :D
    Hopefully a 4200 + 9F double header! :eek:
     
    Johnme101 and Hicks19862 like this.
  3. Pesmo

    Pesmo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    116
    Looking forward to this as always. We really do need some rain though as we don't want a postponement like in 2018. 4270 and 9F double header would be good. A 2-10-0 double header if possible please as well as there are not many places where you can ride behind a pair of engines like that any more. :)
     
    Johnme101 and Hicks19862 like this.
  4. polmadie

    polmadie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2007
    Messages:
    1,220
    Likes Received:
    437
     
    Johnme101 and Hicks19862 like this.
  5. Hicks19862

    Hicks19862 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2015
    Messages:
    662
    Likes Received:
    520
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Manchester
    I remember when the line was almost exclusively run by industrial saddle tanks
     
  6. chrishallam

    chrishallam Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2007
    Messages:
    928
    Likes Received:
    193
    Location:
    Colchester
    Let's hope there's a bit of rain on the Norfolk coast over the next 4 weeks!
     
  7. Andy Louch

    Andy Louch Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    367
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired (best job I've ever had!)
    Location:
    Spratt and Winkle
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Note from the NNR website Gala is postponed until 8 and 9 October due to fire risk.
     
  8. SteveA

    SteveA Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2006
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    203
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Sunny Norfolk
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    FIRE RISK – GALA POSTPONED TO SATURDAY 8 & SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER

    Although we have resumed operating steam trains, a number of precautions are still in place including limiting the size of trains so engines do not work hard a emit sparks from the chimney, running at reduced speed if necessary and carrying out regular reviews in the event of high temperatures or dry weather.

    This means that whilst it is possible to operate our standard services, we cannot be certain the the right conditions will prevail to enable an intensive timetable to operate as planned. The gala programme was to feature “non-stop expresses” and non-passenger services run purely for demonstration and removing these would remove much of the very essence of our Galas.

    Accordingly, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Gala and rearrange it for Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October and will collaborate with the M&GNJR Society to incorporate their Members’ Day into a weekend long showcase and celebration of the M&GN and NNR. See www.nnrailway.co.uk/autumn-gala/ Further details will be posted as soon as they are available.

    Visiting GWR locomotive No. 4270 is one of the locomotives scheduled to operate our revised timetable over the Bank Holiday Weekend – 27, 28 & 29 August - https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/bank-hol/. The engine is also due to run at the Steam Back To The Forties event on 17 and 18 September - see www.nnrailway.co.uk/steam-back-to-the-forties/

    Passengers who have purchased advance tickets for the Bank Holiday Gala should see www.nnrailway.co.uk/summer-gala/ for options.
     
  9. Pesmo

    Pesmo Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2008
    Messages:
    808
    Likes Received:
    116
    Oh, that's a shame. I can't say I am surprised though. Conditions are very similar to 2018 :(:(:Morewaitingisrequired:
     
  10. Britfoamer

    Britfoamer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Chemist (semi-retired)
    Location:
    Within 2 miles of the ELR
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Couldn't make the August weekend but it is available for us in October, competition with the Ffesters/WHR event! Bit of a long drive at nearly 5 hours but according to the Missus she fancies some flat landing, so looks like we are off to East Anglia come October.
     
  11. Herald

    Herald Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2015
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    548
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Not a gala but 3 steam trains in use and mainly well loaded particularly from Holt in the morning and returning in the afternoon. Personally I never understood the logic of moving the gala to a Bank Holiday weekend unless it was to help with crew rosters as many of the volunteers are of working age. At least 4270 is in use actually performing the most trips yesterday complete with appropriate coach next to it.
    upload_2022-8-29_8-19-1.png upload_2022-8-29_8-19-58.png
     
    Johnme101 and Bluenosejohn like this.
  12. Andy Louch

    Andy Louch Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    252
    Likes Received:
    367
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired (best job I've ever had!)
    Location:
    Spratt and Winkle
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Yes, had a great couple of days at the railway over the weekend. A lovely scenic line and well worth the nearly 500 miles round trip for my first visit. I really love the way that there are numerous footpaths close to the railway which result in some lovely views of trains in the distance and through the woods!
    Thanks so much for the wonderful volunteers and staff at the railway. They were all friendly and helpful and great to see the trains well filled on both days, but not overcrowded. A lot of families using the trains for a day at the seaside too. Hopefully, not too long before I return.
    Thanks, Andy
     
    Matt37401 likes this.
  13. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    12,337
    Likes Received:
    8,142
    Occupation:
    Nosy aren’t you?
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I’m very biased but time spent at the North Norfolk is never time wasted. Very lucky to have such a lovely spot not that far away from us.
     
    Andy Louch and Hicks19862 like this.
  14. Britfoamer

    Britfoamer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Chemist (semi-retired)
    Location:
    Within 2 miles of the ELR
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Hotel booked, advance tickets when available, you have our support!
     
  15. David likes trains

    David likes trains Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2014
    Messages:
    656
    Likes Received:
    2,483
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Colchester
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Details for the 'Showcase'/Members weekend now on the website: https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/autumn-showcase/

    States 3 steam and 1 or more diesel locomotives in use, along with the vintage train and quad art set. So an intensive service, but not quite a normal gala.
     
  16. Britfoamer

    Britfoamer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2008
    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    1,647
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Chemist (semi-retired)
    Location:
    Within 2 miles of the ELR
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Members and shareholders event - does this mean general public are not allowed?
     
  17. damianrhysmoore

    damianrhysmoore Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,103
    Likes Received:
    2,088
    Occupation:
    Osteopath
    Location:
    London SW8
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    No but it does mean that Members and shareholders travel free...Be aware there is a national rail strike on the Saturday of this event...which may mess up my plans
     

Share This Page