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hearn_p



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 2:12 pm    Post subject: SVR 150 in 2012? Reply with quote

I'm sure it will have been thought about, but the first official train of the original Severn Valley Railway left Worcester Shrub Hill at 11.30am on Friday 31 January 1862, reaching Shrewsbury at 2pm.

A theme for 2012 perhaps, though I'm not sure if closure for engineering works though at the date of the anniversary?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beattie Well Tank? Furness 0-4-0? Barry coach?

That OW&W chassis we were all discussing a while back?

Meanwhile, back in reality...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been giving a little more thought to the opportunity that 'SVR 150' affords us for an event a little out of the ordinary (although tried and tested by another railway and therefore a distinctly viable option).

The Great Central last year put on a 'golden oldie' gala with, if I remember correctly, the working replicas of 'Planet' and 'Rocket' and one of the Beattie well tanks. Whilst I do not know how successful it was they are advertising one for this year as well, which suggests that it was worth doing.

Would this be a viable option for the SVR? Tied in with 150-year celebrations (or perhaps 150 year and six month celebrations to put it in a more salubrious time of year!) this could be an interesting and reasonably lucrative event to put on. We have a resident 'golden oldie' that should be in service by then ('Catch me who Can'), and with the visit of a couple of other locomotives (Furness No.20 for one, perhaps?) it would make for an event a little out of the ordinary. I do not know what the timescales on the Barry coach are, but it may be in service by then too, offering another interesting part of the overall attraction.

Also worth noting perhaps is that the smaller engines of the mid-nineteenth century would probably result in lower transport costs on getting them to the railway (I presume?).
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something along these lines?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/steamtrains/7305.shtml Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought that I would bump this up to the top of the list again, provoke a little more discussion, perhaps?

I really think that a 'Golden Oldie' gala in the vein of the event that appears successful and interesting on the GCR this weekend would make for an exciting 'SVR150' celebration - we need to think up some new events for enthusiasts.

Imagine a standard C timetable, with the addition of a short unfitted goods train (perhaps) and two short local trains (perhaps including the Barry coach?)

On the standard services: 2857, 2807 (visiting as the oldest privately owned GW-loco), 4566, 5164, 42968, Pannier if we're lucky, perhaps Truro or the Dukedog visiting?

On the locals: Furness No.20, Bellerophon, Beattie Well, Terrier, 813 if we're lucky, perhaps Planet or Rocket with their associated replica carriages?

Also: Special 'birth of the SVR' display in the EH, Catch Me Who Can trundling up and down at Highley, Bewdley or Bridgnorth?

I have deliberately listed more locos in both lists than would actually be needed.

I would be prepared to be involved in the organisation and running of such an event.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed that a big event needs to be organised. Maybe more locos that would of run over the line from the start, threw BR right up to present day. maybe on locals GWR railcar and steam railmotor as well.

I think its going to need to be huge to outshine this years gala line up.
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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think we need to aim too big with this event...put it sometime over the summer, between the Spring and Autumn galas. A lot of railways have made quite a success of weird and wonderful galas with this or that one off lineup or theme. I feel that it is an area that the SVR could expand upon, without threatening its core activities.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaps if you feel strong for a gala like this my best suggestion to you would be contact David Mee at Bewdley. (PM for his email address if you need it.)

I would say that the events for 2012 are already in talks as this need to agreed at Board level etc.

The costs of these events are not cheap, road movements can be in excess of over 4k a single move! Add that to steaming fee's and you start to look at a lot of income required before costs are covered.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Special Events page of SVR website, 19/20 May 2012

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We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Severn Valley line between Worcester and Shrewsbury on February 1st 1862.

Her Majesty Queen Victoria will visit the line over this weekend, calling at our stations, inspecting the staff and stopping off to enjoy the entertainments of the time with her subjects.

Further information will follow shortly.

Special timetable

Revised fares


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess that give us the deadline for completion of the work in Bewdley tunnel!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest RI, which arrived this morning, lists 3 visiting locos!! Has it been "tweeted" anywhere yet? (I wouldn't know!)
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just finished a trawl (Web Round Up March edition - coming to a PC near you!) and not seen it

Website says only:

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A cavalcade of working steam locomotives at Kidderminster including the oldest working steam locomotive in Great Britain. Take a short ride behind Furness Railway 0-4-0 No. 20 at Kidderminster.


Which locos does it suggest, please?

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
I've just finished a trawl (Web Round Up March edition - coming to a PC near you!) and not seen it

Website says only:

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A cavalcade of working steam locomotives at Kidderminster including the oldest working steam locomotive in Great Britain. Take a short ride behind Furness Railway 0-4-0 No. 20 at Kidderminster.


Which locos does it suggest, please?

Patrick

Furness Railway 20
1871 Wrightson vertical-boilered "Coffee Pot"
1877 Seaham no 18

Sylvia Strange will appear as Queen Victoria. Quick search:-
http://www.strangeandgrange.co.uk/web.htm
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fletcher Jennings "Captain Baxter" on low loader at Kidder.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just sorted the photos



There are 5 photos in total:-

http://www.sharpos-world.co.uk/cpg/thumbnails.php?album=946
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