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Swanage Railway - Grand Steam Gala

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Orion, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Rumpole

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    Ah, in which case may I congratulate you publicly on such a fine shirt; matches your fine taste in locos...!
     
  2. Rumpole

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    78019 arrived this morning, and is facing chimney out of Swanage.
     
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    Anyone advise please what the 2 BAGNALS do at the end of each day -- do they stable in Swanage???
    TIA
    Neale
     
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    Yes, they will be stabling in Swanage.
     
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    THANKS RUMPOLE -- you don`t happen to know what time they trundle down into Swanage & when they
    leave in the a.m.???
    Cheers
    Neale.
     
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    Apologies if this has been asked before, but, looking at the t/t for the Motala shuttles, apart from the first train each day, they look to spend 55 minutes at Motala before returning. That's a long time sat doing nothing, especially as you can't board or leave the train there, or is there more to this than there seems to be?
     
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    They leave Swanage at 8.45 each morning, double heading the 108 DMU. In the evening they come back over the road at 16.05, 16.12 off Norden, although they lay over at Harmans X for half an hour or so on their way back. When I get back to the office I'll confirm exact timings.
     
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    Swanage Railway's Grand Steam Gala and Vintage Transport Rally 2012 See "Motala & Freight Services" timetable at the bottom of the page for more timings.
    As Norden Park & Ride has only one platform these shuttles have to fit in with frequent services from/to Swanage.
    Incidentally, whilst the locos are between Norden and Motala they will be stopping, from time to time, to top up coal and water as they have very limited storage capacities for both.
     
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    I know its a little late since you posted this reply some time ago but I'd just like to say thankyou for the info :) really looking forward to this gala - let it be sunny Swanage for the weekend!
     
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    Seems like the best bet for a trip behind them will be either the morning run from Swanage or the evening run back, otherwise, nearly an hour is wasted in the middle of nowhere, which could cause a few grumbles!
     
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    Yes, I think the 16.10 from Norden to Swanage is going to be very busy each day!
     
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    Thanks for the info on the stock Nick. How many coaches does that leave you with for Set B?
    (On my visits to Swanage I've never seen all this stock - where have you been hiding it all!) :D
     
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    If advance forecasts can be believed .... your wish may well be granted. Extreme sunshine and good temperatures seem to be 'rostered'!!
     
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    The B set will be 6 coaches too, although the last trip it does each day to Corfe, and the first trip to Swanage each day will be 5; we need to steal a coach from it for the Wine and Dine! Basically every carriage we have available for traffic will be in use this weekend.

    All visiting locos have now arrived, and making up the various sets is well underway. Various test runs and bits of shunting are also being undertaken, so there's plenty going on this week!
     
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    Will the Bulleid coach be in use? :wave:
     
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    Yes; on the Swanage end of the B set, and then as the brake coach on the Wine and Dine set in the evenings.
     
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    Quick query if I may pls over evening freights -- although I understand that shunting of the freight
    set happens @ Swanage @ 0010 -- t/t shows that last freight only travels as far as Harmans Cross??
    Does this set go down much later to Swanage??? OR ARE TWO SETS IN USE???
    TIA
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    There are two freight sets in use; the set being shunted at 00:10 is the daytime set which comes back to Swanage mid-afternoon.
     
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    Gorgeous clear morning here in Swanage, 6 locos lit up, 2 to go. Looks like its going to be a fantastic day weather-wise.

    Today's challenge is to see how many trips we can fit in 'over the road' with Alfred and Judy between trips back into Norden station; my money's on 3 trips up and back...got to set the bar for the rest of the weekend!
     

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