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Autumn Steam Gala: 21 to 24 September 2017

 
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mrmover



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 12:32 pm    Post subject: Autumn Steam Gala: 21 to 24 September 2017 Reply with quote

I see the first visitor has been announced - Schools Class 'Repton' from the NYMR (assuming her overhaul is completed in time) Can we hire the Maunsell coaches from the Bluebell to match?
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GWR5764PT



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Autumn Steam Gala 2017 Reply with quote

mrmover wrote:
I see the first visitor has been announced - Schools Class 'Repton' from the NYMR (assuming her overhaul is completed in time) Can we hire the Maunsell coaches from the Bluebell to match?


That would be an ace idea.
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Sam aka Corn



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A "big four" gala with one guest loco from each company in the right livery each paired with our own sets of LNER, LMS and GWR coaches plus a hired in set of Southern coaches would be quite a spectacle. A bit limited in LMS liveried locos at the moment, I believe the only big locos at the moment being an 8f, a crab and Princess Elizabeth, which is currently out of service. Maybe one for a few years time when 6201 is operational and the overhaul program on set N is finished.
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KJEvans



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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a post on the official FB saying the next two would be announced on Monday. A comment suggested that the two visitors haven't visited the SVR before, narrows it down a bit.
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GWR5764PT



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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVR Website has announced two more visiting engines for the Autumn Gala, these are:

No. 564 - Great Eastern Railway 'Y14' and

No. 323 Bluebell - South Eastern & Chatham Railway 'P'

http://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=790 for more info.

I also set up a countdown on timeanddate.com https://www.timeanddate.com/countdown/generic?iso=20170921T09&p0=3592&msg=SVR+Autumn+Gala&font=cursive
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