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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. black5

    black5 Well-Known Member

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    Southport's in MERSEYSIDE
     
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    I sent my check for the Gala tickets a little while ago, so I can't quite remember, when do I get the tickets?

    Any more news on engines (apart from 9017)?
     
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    1306 arrives before Easter.

    246, 5526, 3440 arrive between Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 along with the second auto-coach and Beavertail (that will be busy!).

    If you are wanting to know the final guest engine, we will make an official announcemnet around the 27th March once we have confirmation and all the necessary agreements are in place.
     
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    TR used a T9, a L&Y tank, a Scottish engine I can't remember at the moment plus a couple of other 'foreign' motive power. We wanted to do something similar and have chosen two of the 4-4-0 to doublehead in 9017 and 246 (with 9017 as the lead engine). I know the D49 boys liked the sound of it when I was with them a few weeks ago.

    What do others think of this pairing ?[/quote:2zwj6gyi]
    I think it's an inspired pairing, and exactly what Pat Whitehouse and friends would have wanted, given the chance.
     
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    I think it's an inspired pairing, and exactly what Pat Whitehouse and friends would have wanted, given the chance.[/quote:2hnxlzgr]

    Isn't this what Galas are all about ...? doing somthing different

    You haven't seen half the combinations we have planned for you and its all in the name of fun with an element of cos we can

    Not long to go now and you will see the WHOLE event appear on these pages

    Trust us its somthing special
     
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    Hi

    As a TR volunteer i am looking forward to the pairing as its something different and more interesting. If i dont make it up for the TR train (its my 18th the day before) i will still look forward to the videos and pictures of it!

    Alex
     
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    So its your birthday the day before.....so

    I want to go to Steel Steam & Stars to ride on the TR train for my birthday

    Problem solved
     
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    As per the leaflet, tickets will be dispatched from the 18th March 2009.
     
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    Forum members living in the Cambridgeshire area may be interested to know that a coach trip is being planned for Tuesday 21st April to SSSII Scottish Day. It departs Bassingbourn near Royston at 7am and picks up at Godmanchester near Huntingdon. Price is £30 including Gala Ticket.

    A few seats are still left

    For details and how to book: contact Mr R. Tremaine on 07795 496485
     
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    Thank you. Couldn't find mine.
     
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    Is there any update on wether 6100 will be visiting? I can't see any confirmation in this thread, but then again, no denials either?
     
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    The final guest list will be announced at the end of this month. We have 3 locos on our list, hopefully 2 of them will come off. All I can say is wait and see.
     
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    Ooh you tease you! =P~
    Hope to see you tomorrow!
     
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    Little over a month now till the event. Shaping up to be an excellent event.

    I hear there is a Nat-Pres special on the 18th April. Would like to be on that but what time is it likely to get back into Llangollen as I'll be using public transport to get to & from the event.
     
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    Considering the planning that has gone into this gala, why hasn't the line-up been confirmed with less than 5 weeks until the first day? I thought it would have been known a long time before the first day.

    It seems to be leaving it a little late.
     
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    The line up of 11 was announced 6 months ago - in the leaflet - plus one guest locomotive to be added

    Since then there has been a change out of our control. ie. Home fleet 2-8-0 3802 unable to make it.

    All the visiting locomotives listed in the leafet are still in the line-up.

    We would love to give the forum further details but we cannot announce what additional/replacement locomotives we hope to have as they still have to be confirmed.

    The line up as it stands is mouth watering - the extras will speak for themselves !

    It will be worth the wait.
     
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    Planning an event of this size is not something for the faint hearted, believe me. In the past I have organised events at the NVR and changes were being made the night before the event, I have even turned up on the morning to find locos failed and diesels substituted. It is not easy - the team behind SSSII will be working right up to the event.
     
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    I appreciate that you can't control what will happen to steam locomotives, they are notorious beasts for planning around. However I thought with 2 years in the making that with 5 weeks to go there would be a confirmed line-up by now.
     
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    Neil i wont say anything else other than i think it will be worth waiting for! Ay Betton Boys!?
     

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