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Swanage Steam Gala 11 to 13 Sept

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Ann Clark, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. buzby2

    buzby2 Well-Known Member

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    Would appear WSR's Somerset & Dorset Jt Rly 7F is being made available to join our festivities. Many thanks to the WSR.
    Usual intensive timetable with added shuttles and goods train workings.
    Hoping that all locos will be available for use :
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    On the evenings of Friday 11th and Saturday 12th we hope to run one of our rakes of coaches "Beyond Norden" with passengers riding for a supplementary fare. Planning to have refreshments available including beers.
     
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    Rumpole Part of the furniture

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    Worth it for that alone IMHO.
     
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    Sounds very good. Out of curiosity how far beyond Norden can you run in the evenings?
     
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    It would be just under a mile, from Norden station to the NR boundary at Motala. Train would need to be top 'n' tailed and we would have to clip & plug the points. Something you could not do easily during the gala daytime service.
     
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    If only you had some form of Push-Pull set...
     

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