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South Devon Railway 1940's weekend - 11/12 Jly

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Ganger, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Ganger

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    The next gala on the SDR takes part on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th July, this being the annual 1940's weekeknd.

    The timetables have just been completed and should appear on-line, along with further details in due course. Four locomotives will be in steam on both days.

    3803 will be working the main passenger set, making four round trips on each day.

    5526 will make three full line trips working the two-car auto set. This offers a rare chance to enjoy the auto making several trips on the same day. Auto services will stop (by request) at Nappers Halt.

    5786 will be working a variety of branch goods and military trains. The 57 will appear in GWR plain black for this event. In addition to the goods and military trains, the loco is also expected to work an "Officers Special" each day, this being formed of a single GWR Managers/Inspection Saloon.

    1369 will be kept busy at Bcukfastleigh and will be coupled to a GWR shunters truck and acting as shed and station pilot.

    There will be a whole variety of 40's themed activities going on, so keep an eye on the websites for more info.

    The next event following the 40's weekend, will be the RAILS & ALES Gala over the August Bank Holiday weekend. This promises to be another great event and with over 20 real ales and traditional ciders to enjoy, plus a special timetable featuring five or six locomotives. Put the date in your diary and pop along and enjoy a drink and ride and help us continue to clebrate the 40th aniversary of line being re-opened.
     
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    I'll be there will you?
     
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    I'll be there over the weekend. Station pilot duties with the chariot.
     
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    A very sucessful gala, today (Sunday) the main car park, the over flow car park AND the drive way was full up with cars! Numbers up hopefully!!!! =D>
     
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    Just posted some pics not very many though only 45 which is a bit poor for me!! Must've been the weather?
     
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    Very enjoyable with many extra touches--some very funny/aposite. Excellent Officers' Spl/military train. 4 locos in steam.

    With 60163 at N.Abbot another excellent day
     
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    Yup it was! Great fun! Nice to see the officers special.

    And I was at Newton to see her too!
     
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    So was I there was no stopping her going through Newton was there.

    Also I wasn't so sure about te gun pointing at the supposed officers!! A good fun event anyhow, i've added pics to my fotopic site if you wan tto see them
     

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