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SVR & GCR 24th-25th Jan.

Discussion in 'Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK' started by free2grice, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. free2grice

    free2grice Part of the furniture Friend

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    Does anyone know which locos are likely to be in service this weekend at the GCR or SVR ?

    Thanks in anticipation. <BJ>
     
  2. Hunslets Finest

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    I have recently found http://forum.svra.org.uk/. Excellent source of gen and good to see the Stanier is back already! GC Yahoo Group - link on website usually has engine gen on. Just need to know what the coach set s are...

    Hope this helps...would have been up there but Tangmere calls,

    Saturday 24th January

    Bridgnorth
    AN1: 7802 + 5 coaches
    Charter: 42968 + 3 coaches

    Bewdley
    AS1: 4566 + 4 coaches
    AS2: 5164 + 4 coaches

    Sunday 25th January

    Bridgnorth
    AN1: 42968 + 5 coaches
    7802 to be prepared for loco swap with 4566 at 12.00

    Bewdley
    AS1: 4566 (then 7802) + 4 coaches
    AS2: 5164 + 8 coaches

    Monday 26th - Friday 30th January

    No Service


    Engines not available for use:
    7812: Boiler repairs
    46443: Pony truck repairs
    5764: Brake valve repairs

    (4566: Washout from Wednesday)
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  3. hassell_a

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    Agreed, and the online news section of the SVRA forum here: http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=14
    also has a weekly traffic news update, giving details of which rakes of coaches are intended for each diagram etc...
     
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    Yes, the online news section of the SVRA forum is excellent. I made an extra unplanned visit to the SVR a couple of weeks ago after reading in "Online News" that FIVE locos would be in service (normally three at this time of year, but both Manors were replaced by Prairies during the day) - so there's a bit of revenue that the SVR gained through making this sort of info available. Much better than the past when you would ring the published phone number and ask what locos were working that day and be told "I think it's a Pannier".
     
  5. D1039

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    Agreed, it's excellent. See http://forum.svra.org.uk/viewtopic.php?p=15678#15678 for this weekend

    Saturday 5764, 46443, 7812 + Spare: 4566, 5164

    Sunday 5764, 4566, 46443, 7812 + Spare: 5164

    Engines not available for use:
    7714: Insurance exam
    7802: Steam pipe repair
    46443: Washout and insurance exam from Tuesday
    42968: Repairs

    Patrick
     
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    Just for the record, locos in use yesterday on the GCR were the 8F, the GW Prairie, and D123.
    A group of Dutch enthusiasts who run their own heritage line were visiting the GCR, and how nice to see a chalked notice board welcoming the Dutch enthusiasts, written in their own language.

    Little touches like that just make the difference.

    46118
     

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