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SVR Autumn Steam Gala 16th-19th September

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Kje7812, Aug 10, 2021.

  1. Ben Jenden

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    9466 has arrived at Bridgnorth facing north
     
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    From the diesel section (and I know some may be uninterested), but D1015 is due to arrive back at Kidderminster from the mainline at 12:59 (in Kidder mainline 12:50 - 54), so plenty of activity likely around then.
    813 arrival at 12:50, with the goods
    1501+9466 depart 12:55
    realtime trains for light engine
     
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    Very enjoyable first visit to the SVR today. Believe there was some issues with late running according to a member of staff on one of the services I travelled on, but no one seemed to be complaining.

    I look forward to returning to next year’s gala too with any luck

    Ben
     
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    Storming run up to the tunnel by 1501 & 813 this morning, both drivers had big grins on their faces at Kidderminster - hope someone posts some footage later!
     
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    813 has been failed, replaced by 7714 on freight. 1501 substitute for 7714, 9466 running single headed.
     
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    Unfortunately I am unable to attend this year. But I am there in spirit due to the excellent webcams. For example, in the last 10 minutes on the Kidderminster platform webcam there has been-
    Black pannier tank on a goods coming in,
    Western passing and reversing onto the SVR,
    9466 leaving with a passenger train,
    and now 75069 shunting the goods train.
     
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    813 withdrawn for the rest of the gala. Timetable on website has been updated for the weekend
     
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    It seems it’s almost an unofficial gala tradition that something fails at some point with some of the diagrams then shifted about. Part of the joys of steam!!!
     
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    Do we know what the issue is? Certainly seemed very little wrong with her this morning and she worked the freight to Bewdley OK (but seemingly declared a failure on arrival). Hope nothing too serious, a firm favourite with me!
     
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    Just returned from a very enjoyable day. Weather played ball and a good variety of locos. Trains started off very quiet but got progressively busier as day went on. We were lucky and managed to get a compartment to ourselves for most of the day, but last train of the day with Pitchford Hall was full and we stood at a window. We decided to call it a day at this point.
    The timetable went a little awry following the failure of 813 and swapping of locos to accommodate, but wasn't far off catching up by time we left, probably about 10 adrift.
    Overall a quite relaxed feeling gala, probably well suited to the times we currently live in. I hope it proves a success.
     
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    Leaking tubes
     
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    Such a shame, thanks for the update.
     
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    Great visit to the SVR. We'll organised and run. 4953 looked good and went well but the only double header was a tour de force. 9466 and 1501 stormed out of Bewdley and up to the tunnel with a heavy train.
     
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    My video and a few photos from yesterdays visit to the gala. Numbers seemed a little down at times, even considering it was a Friday, though the obvious current global situation will exaplain some of that. Maybe I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time for people!



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    Numbers were a bit down on usual - no problem parking at Kidderminster this year or finding a seat on the trains, but I'd say it was still well attended. Maybe it's the ongoing Covid effect or the fact the the gala was a bit scaled down from usual (simpler timetable and only 2 visiting locos) or that there was no "celebrity" loco visiting. Not complaining though - 4953 looks great in lined black and 9466 looked and sounded good too. I'm not a great fan of Hawksworth panniers but the two of them double-heading worked well. Many thanks to all involved for putting on a good show as usual. P1060935.JPG
     
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    Can't help but think how many charters they could've ran with 4953! Would've looked at home on the GWR rake, Mk1s and GWR Goods!
     
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    Oh well, never mind.

    James
     
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    Anyone what has happened to 4953 and it's train?
     
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    Apparently failed
     
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