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STEEL, STEAM & STARS II - Llangollen Rly - 18 to 26 April 09

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by lil Bear, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. lil Bear

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    http://www.6880gala.co.uk/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWu9ejU1bjw
    http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/sss2.html

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    **Car Park A now at Glyndyfrdwy stn**

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    6100 ROYAL SCOT Expected to be mystery guest
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    * 3802 will NOT appear due to a cracked axle
    ** 80072 will NOT appear due to delays in her in final completion of overhaul

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    **Miniature Railways now at Glyndyfrdwy stn**
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    Image from RVP website

    Friday 17th
    Beer Festival in Llangollen Station 16:00 - 19:00 and 21:30 - 23:00

    Saturday 18th
    Pete Waterman Opens the event on Llangollen Platform at 0745
    9017 departs at 0800 from Llangollen with the very first train.
    30 minute intensive t/t
    Late night running
    * Ride a Freight Train
    * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    Ffestiniog AGM Re-creation with 9017 and 5526
    Talyllyn AGM Re-creation with 9017 and 246
    NATIONAL PRESERVATION SPECIAL. Departs Llan 19:10 Returns 20:55 (Free Pint offer to members)
    http://www.presnet.co.uk/promotiona...stars-and-national-preservation-/prod_96.html with LMS Haulage
    Llangollen Shed visits
    Trade Stands
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    Vintage Motorcycle Rally at Glyndyfrdwy Station
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00

    Sunday 19th
    30 minute intensive t/t
    * Ride a Freight Train
    * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    Llangollen Shed visits
    Trade Stands
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    Vintage Motorcycle Rally at Glyndyfrdwy Station
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00

    Monday 20th
    Cambrian Theme
    9017 + 5526 + 5199
    2 train service from 11:00 till 16:50
    * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    Guided shed tours
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    *Driver Experience at Carrog Station
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00
    *Evening Freight Cruise. Departs Llan 1915
    pm Broomhalla to book your place. First 30 people on a first come first serve.

    Tuesday 21st
    Scottish Theme Day
    246, 1306 and 44801 in service
    2 train service from 11:00 till 16:50
    1 Evening Train hauled by 246, dep Llan 21:45. (Rover Ticket or £8 Return Trip)
    * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    Guided shed tours
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    *Driver Experience at Carrog Station
    * PSOV Film Show at Bridge End Hotel 19:30 - 21:30
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00

    Wednesday 22nd
    Ian Allan Special inc. * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    3440 + 9017 + 5526 & Autotrain
    Trains 11:00 till 16:50
    1 Evening Train hauled by 3440, dep Llan 21:45. (Rover Ticket or £8 Return Trip)
    Guided shed tours
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    *Driver Experience at Carrog Station
    * B&R Video Film Show at Bridge End Hotel 19:30 - 21:30
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00

    Thursday 23rd
    4-4-0 Day
    246, 3440 and 9017 in service
    45 minute timetable 10:30 till 16:30
    Guided shed tours
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00
    * Evening Shed Photographer Shoot (18:00 till 00:00)
    pm Broomhalla to book your place. First 35 people on a first come first serve.

    Friday 24th
    30 minute intensive t/t
    Late night running
    * Ride a Freight Train
    * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    Llangollen Shed visits
    Trade Stands
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00

    Saturday 25th
    30 minute intensive t/t
    Late night running
    * Ride a Freight Train
    * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    Llangollen Shed visits
    Trade Stands
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy
    Vintage Motorcycle Rally at Glyndyfrdwy Station
    *Beer Fest 12:00 - 23:00

    Sunday 26th
    30 minute intensive t/t
    * Ride a Freight Train
    * Beavertail Observation Saloon
    Glyn Valley Tramway AGM Special
    Llangollen Shed visits
    Trade Stands
    Eric Bottomley display at Carrog Station
    Variety of Miniature Railways, & Traction Engines at Glyndyfrdwy and Carrog
    Vintage Motorcycle Rally at Glyndyfrdwy Station
    CAVALCADE Finale at Carrog Station


    * Supplementary fare
    ALL subject to availability


    CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
    NatPres Photography Guide to Llangollen Railway
    http://railways.national-preservation.com/viewtopic.php?f=82&t=7027&start=0
    # There is NO LINESIDE ACCESS

    Public Timetable
    [attachment=1:3ds9bz8g]Website TT.xls[/attachment:3ds9bz8g]
    Loco Useage
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    Re: And it begins...

    and it's only this many days to go !!
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    Nice trailer for the event :)

    On a sad note - my beer glass from last years event just got broken
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    An intressting video...But any pointers or speculation as to what you're trying to get in next year or how the trains are going to vary etc?
     
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    Its like Dr Who..

    You will have to wait a little !!!

    A new leaflet still being designed with images being sourced.
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    Well we have been mentioning a Cambrain theme to people when we have been out and about but due to things beyond our control we can no longer do this so we are rejigging our plans.

    However if you have any ideas then feel free to suggest them here and shall see what we can do.
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    I can only confirm that despite are valiant efforts Betton Grange will not be running at the gala but will be available for viewing at the shed.

    Apart from that everything is under the official secrets plank what i will be hit with for even speaking of any kind of event.
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    Is that video confirming City of Truro as a visitor???
     
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    Errr ](*,) ](*,)
     
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    :-#
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    Oh God not again, you haven't stopped going on about the last one yet... ;-)
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    Journey back in time??? You wouldn't see that many loco's coupled together from the BR/Steam era unless they were on their way to Barry!! So are the Bluebell going to compete with this at their next gala??!
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    SSS Act 2 will be another journey back in time - recreating history. A large cast of performers will again entertain their audience alongside the River Dee, with the awesome mountainous scenery as the backdrop. Then just like theatre, the cast will hold hands (Buffers in this case!) at the end of the performance and take a well earned curtain bow (or two).

    As the script is still being written and the cast list assembled, nothing can be revealed just yet except for the dates of the 9 day show.

    Please put the 18th - 26th APRIL 2009 in your diaries and pass on the 'You Tube' link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWu9ejU1bjw to your friends.

    Thanks
     
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    Re: And it begins...

    Are you thinking in terms of the cavalcade idea? In which case the Bluebell wasn't trying to compete with SSS1...


    (...we did better, although that was probably due to a superior collection of motive power ;-) )
     
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    ohh im getting all exited ... skips around the room like a little girl \:D/ \:D/
     
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    The pretentiousness of your group never ceases to amaze me
     
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    .... but at least they produce the goods !
     
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    The humour and passion of the Betton lads is what never ceases to amaze me! Good on you guys, I'm no GWR fan but I've got to say I support the Grange just because the people are such a good bunch!
     
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    Nice to see you're being as supportive as last time Dave...

    We were doubted last time and proved everyone wrong. We are more than prepared to do this again.

    SSS1 we just wanted to show it can be done, now we want to find our limit which is why we are trying a 9 day event. The buzz created over the weekend last year has yet to be repeated at LLangollen, it was something not only enjoyed by the visitors but the volunteers aswell.

    However with it being a bigger event there needs to be bigger promotional push. The advert on my youtube account has been sent to numerous coach companies and we have already had a few responses. Our leaflet is going to be bigger because we will be have more things going on.

    This gala is a bigger risk than any other gala. Normally a rly runs a gala and if its poor they have another chance 6months away to improve and can also recover if needs be from normal services. We however can't do this, as we aren't a rly. We have 1 shot and 1 shot only, so we need to succeed first time, which is why we go out of our way to make sure we have the best chance of doing this. Hopefully we impress you enough to get you to visit.
     
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    Like the video....but whats the music?

    Sounds like something from Thomas The Tank Engine....
     

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