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NVR Southern Freight Driving Experience Friday 5th July with 92 Squadron

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by big.stu, May 9, 2019.

  1. big.stu

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    The NVR Wagon Group are running another freight experience, this time with a Western loco.

    120 quid for a half day, two round trips, two sessions on footplate with opportunity to drive and fire (each half day has 8 participants, so you rotate turns on the footplate - should total at least half hour on footplate). Ride in the brake van on a loose coupled freight when not on the footplate.

    Refreshments included - breakfast bap for morning participants, light lunch for afternoon participants. Space for one guest to ride with you in brake van.

    https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/93/weston-goods-freight-driver-experience

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    Why on Earth have they photoshopped a photo of a 8750 Pannier at Newport from steam days for?
     
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    They all look the same?

    Hat, coat....
     
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    Seems like a lot of effort when there are plenty of photos of 6430 about.
     
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    Not so many period photos on freight though - and the primary emphasis for us (being the Wagon Group) is the freight element. We've done one with a Jinty, one with Repton, and this time it's a Pannier. It's just a marketing picture...
     
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    Okay whatever, just seems very odd to me.
     
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    After 5th July we'll have lots of genuine photos of 6430 hauling freight - you could even come along and have some fun :)

    (Although I guess it's a long way if your location is current.)
     
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    Unfortunately, Pannier 6430 has been recalled to Llangollen, so there will be a change of locomotive for the Wagon Group's Freight Driving Experience on 5th July. It will either be Austerity 3193 or 92 Squadron - I'll confirm which as soon as I know!

    I think the booking link has changed too, so it is now here (places still available for both morning or afternoon): https://nvr.org.uk/product.php/93/g...7_-7LzF4Q0-0VQYj0UYVU9XTmxU4XUQ9wX5cKzOpOc9hc
     
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    92 Squadron please. :)
     
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    Thought you might say that Ian :) I'll be there on the 5th, so I would also be very happy if it was 92 Squadron..but it's not down to me
     
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    Just realised it's a Friday so I can't make it. :( You can use the Austerity now.
     
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    Will the timings for the runs be released like they were for the Repton experience earlier in the year?
     
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    Have to admit I wasn't aware timings had been published, but it's the same formula, so I would expect the timings to be the same as they were for Repton. In the worst case, allow roughly half an hour briefing from the start time (08:30 or 12:00), two leisurely round trips starting from Wansford lasting somewhere between 1h and 1h30 each and a debrief (plus a quick break at lunchtime).
     
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    Thank-you, think previously with Repton they gave a timetable following by an evening photographing the Goods around Wansford Station.
     
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