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North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Steam Gala 23-26 September

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Paul.Uni, Jul 3, 2021.

  1. Paul.Uni

    Paul.Uni Well-Known Member

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    Info from: https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/annual-steam-gala

    Visiting locos:
    • 48305
    • 60163 Tornado
    • 'Another legendary locomotive is yet to be announced'
     
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  2. Chris86

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    8f in the moors, very exciting!

    Wonder what else is considered legendary, 35006 would be a great shout, or might 60007 be back in traffic?

    Chris
     
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    2999 was advertised originally for last years gala... So that would fit the description, and similar use of phrasing before the SVR announced its visiting for their Spring Steam Up
     
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    That would be quite something!
     
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    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

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    2999 has such a wonderful bark. It would sound amazing at the NYMR. Despite the distance, I would be there. <BJ>
     
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    Didcot have the NYMR's Lambton 29 on hire for the summer so there could well be a mutually beneficial arrangement.
     
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    I am told that 2999 will be undergoing repairs in September, the GWS want to do work on the valves in particular.
    It wont be at the gala this year.
     
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    2999 just announced on the railways Facebook page
     
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    Hmm, tempting...But I'm a little unsure of my plans in September at the moment.
     
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    I hope they run Repton and the S15 double headed again. I think that's a great idea...

    Looking forward to seeing the 8F too. Pity it can't stay!
     
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    Would be nice to see them together, as I didn't make it to the last gala.

    Although the last gala I attended I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the J27 & Q6 double heading, be nice to see that repeated or even 29 & the J27. Which could be reminiscent of the early days of the NYMR.
     
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    Does anyone know if they are limiting the number of tickets sold for each day? I've got my accommodation sorted just wondering if I should buy my ticket in advance.
     
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    I just purchased my ticket for the Friday. Never before have I hesitated over buying a ticket for an event I had been planning to go to but £44? That must have put some people off. I get that we're lucky to be having a gala at all but that's approaching ridiculous.
     
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    For me we should be lucky that prices are as cheap as they are for premier events. Try going to the biggest concerts, theatre shows, football games, a photo charter or a main line rail tour for that price, many of which are offering a much shorter experience.
     
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    £30-£45 seem to be the new norm for gala events. I think it's very fair depending what's happened and what's on offer.
     
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    Recent FB post this morning stated Tickets are limited for the event.
     
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    Hmm, that has a few odd gaps in it on both Thurs and Sunday. Perhaps on Thursday & Sunday the gap is for The Moorlander lunch train and is going to be the Pullman's only with no non-diners on the back 3 Mk1s?
     
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    For the Thursday I would imagine so, think they don't want to overload that service so not advertising it. Although note the below taken from the dining section of the website.

    " Moorlander services running on 24, 25 & 26 September, during the Annual Steam Gala, will depart at the following adjusted times:

    • 24 September - 19:15 (Evening service)
    • 25 September - 19:15 (Evening service)
    • 26 September - 13:50 (20 minutes later than usual)"
     
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    Is there a particular reason why the NYMR doesn't post timetables with locos online prior to its events? I'm travelling up from Wales on the Friday morning to spend a day on trains and it would be nice to know what to expect on the first service out of Grosmont.
     

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