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Members and Shareholders weekend Oct 13th & 14th
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tigger



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Posted on Nat Pres x 2

Cheers

Patrick


Thanks Patrick.

Just been reading through all the latest posts on Nat Pres.
A forum such as Nat Pres (and SVR-Online) permits contributors to express their views anonymously, but if anyone would like a personal response to their question/concern, they are welcome to email hello@bridgnorthstation.co.uk
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tigger: Just to firm up on the details in your post, which signalboes are open to the public, and what are the arrangements for access to Bridgnorth MPD please?

This is a weekend "Gala" in all but name, so the widest publicity will hopefully bring in good numbers of visitors. The T9 and SKP on their own will be an attraction!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
tigger: Just to firm up on the details in your post, which signalboes are open to the public, and what are the arrangements for access to Bridgnorth MPD please?

This is a weekend "Gala" in all but name, so the widest publicity will hopefully bring in good numbers of visitors. The T9 and SKP on their own will be an attraction!


Trying to find out. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Think that the signalboxes that are open are Kidderminster, Bewdley North and Bridgnorth.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Derby4 wrote:
tigger: Just to firm up on the details in your post, which signalboes are open to the public

From the draft copy of the public info sheet that I've got, Kidder, Bewdley North and Bridgnorth signalboxes are open for visits.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Members and Shareholders Weekend

Welcome to the 2012 Severn Valley Railway Members' and Shareholders' Weekend, which this year has been timed to coincide with the launch of our 2012 Share Offer. All visitors over this weekend are welcome to participate in the various activities.

We have chosen to operate our intensive Table C timetable over the weekend, using the two Great Western locomotives which have recently been returned to traffic (Pannier Tank No. 1501 and 2-8-0 No. 2857), together with newly introduced Southern Battle of Britain Class 4-6-2 No. 34053 “Sir Keith Park” and visiting Southern T9 Class 0-6-0 No. 30120. These will be supplemented by Great Western 2-6-2 No. 4566 (which will double-head with the T9) and LMS Class 5 2-6-0 No. 42968.

There will be presentations about the Share Offer at Highley on Saturday and at Kidderminster on Sunday.

There are several events taking place over the weekend, and these are detailed below. (Where signal box visits are shown, please note that access may be restricted at busy times.)

Our two First Class Observation Saloons will be in use over the weekend, offering a “Two Towns” Pint & Platter lunch, on Saturday at 12noon from Kidderminster and 2.10pm from Bridgnorth, and on Sunday from Bridgnorth at 12.40pm. Just £12 for a Ploughman's Lunch consisting of meat and pork pie, cheese, crusty bread, pickles and a pint of real ale or glass of wine. A Cream Tea service is also available, on Saturday at 10.35am and 12.15pm from Kidderminster and 12.40pm and 4.35pm from Bridgnorth, and on Sunday at 10.35am and 12.15pm from Kidderminster and 4.35pm from Bridgnorth. Fruit scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream and sponge cake, all for just £5 – with lashings of tea or coffee! If you wish to book, please see the steward on the Observation Saloon. All passengers must hold a “Freedom of the line” ticket.

Kidderminster

Our 2012 Share Offer is now open, and an information stand will be located under the canopy at Kidderminster. Additionally, on Sunday, you are welcome to visit either of two presentations about the Share Offer in Kidderminster Railway Museum, at 10.30am and 3pm. Whether you visit the presentations or the stand under the canopy, we will be pleased to answer any questions you may have about the Share Offer, and you will also be able to purchase shares during your visit.

The Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust will also be present on the station concourse, and would love to talk to you about the aims and work of the Trust.

Questions on membership of the SVR can be raised with the Membership Secretary, Kate Kirk, who will be present on the concourse. As a special offer for the weekend, anyone taking out membership of the SVR, at either Kidderminster or Bridgnorth, will be able to benefit immediately from the reduced fares available to SVR members.

The “Friends of Locomotive 4930 Hagley Hall” group will have a stand on the concourse, and will be pleased to see and talk to you. (Hagley Hall is one of the projects to be supported by the Share Offer.)

Kidderminster Town signal box will be open for visits. Those of you wishing to visit should wait at the end of the platform adjacent to the signal box, from where you will be escorted to the box.

Bewdley

Our Volunteer Liaison Office, adjacent to Platform 1, will be open. If you feel you would like to know more about helping us run this wonderful Railway, call in and see Barry Moreton - he will be pleased to explain the wide variety of tasks where help is needed.

Bewdley North signal box, on Patform 1, will be open for visits.

Highley

Great Western Hall 4-6-0 No. 4930 “Hagley Hall” is currently on display in The Engine House, which is well worth a visit whilst you are on the Railway. On Saturday there will be presentations in The Engine House about the Share Offer at 2pm and 3.30pm, and you are welcome to participate and ask questions.

Bridgnorth

One of the major projects to be supported by the Share Offer is the long-awaited redevelopment of the Bridgnorth station site, and plans of the proposed work will be on display in the marquee immediately to the south of the main station building on Platform 1. Come along and have a look – the architects, together with members of the SVR, will be there to receive your comments and answer your questions.

There will also be a stand in the marquee where you will be able to talk to Directors of the Guarantee Company about membership matters and volunteering. As at Kidderminster, anyone joining the SVR as a member over the weekend will be able to benefit immediately from the reduced fares available to SVR members.

The Locomotive Workshops at Bridgnorth will be open, and you are welcome to look behind the scenes at work in progress and ask questions of the staff on hand. Bridgnorth signal box will be open for visits.

The Severn Valley Venturer Restaurant Cars are kept at Bridgnorth, and when in use are staffed entirely by volunteers. The team would like to hear from anyone willing to help on “the cars” – please ask at the membership table in the marquee.

Display stands

There will be groups with stands on the Railway helping to raise funds for their various ongoing restoration projects. All money raised will directly benefit the locomotives and rolling stock working on the SVR, so please support them where you can.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Info now posted in brief on the wnxx forum, which although diesel orientated does have a different readership to National-Preservation, and may well bring in a few more interested people.

All helps, hopefully....

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before anyone else comments on it, what Tigger has posted is from a draft copy of the info. We know the T9 isn't an 0-6-0.......
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherry_p wrote:
Before anyone else comments on it, what Tigger has posted is from a draft copy of the info. We know the T9 isn't an 0-6-0.......
I'm not sure Pete with the wheel drop anything anything can be acheived
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KJEvans wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
Can someone get rid of or smarten up the tatty sales stand that seems to live outside the K & C, it's not a good advert for the SVR.

I'm sure Pat Goss and the 813 fund would love you to donate some money to help pay for a new one.
What is the point of 813 on todays SVR, it has done little or nothing for the railway operation or is it a any sort of visitor draw.

How many people will buy shares or tickets on the basis that the SVR has 813.

Time to move on Guys
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lin_SVR wrote:
Thanks for your reply.

I actually asked the wrong question.

As a shareholder I’ve received a letter inviting me to “join the Directors and Management” at the Engine House at one of the following 4 times – Sat 13th at 14:00 or 15:30 or Sun 14th at 10:30 or 15:00. It was to one of these events I was wondering if I could bring a guest who is neither a member nor a shareholder.


Ah, you must be someone special - I've got enough shares to hold a Gold Pass, but I've received no special invitation - never mind, I'm quite happy to be a pleb.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Standard Tank wrote:
KJEvans wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
Can someone get rid of or smarten up the tatty sales stand that seems to live outside the K & C, it's not a good advert for the SVR.

I'm sure Pat Goss and the 813 fund would love you to donate some money to help pay for a new one.
What is the point of 813 on todays SVR, it has done little or nothing for the railway operation or is it a any sort of visitor draw.

How many people will buy shares or tickets on the basis that the SVR has 813.

Time to move on Guys


I think that is unfair and unnecessary.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J-Green wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
KJEvans wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
Can someone get rid of or smarten up the tatty sales stand that seems to live outside the K & C, it's not a good advert for the SVR.

I'm sure Pat Goss and the 813 fund would love you to donate some money to help pay for a new one.
What is the point of 813 on todays SVR, it has done little or nothing for the railway operation or is it a any sort of visitor draw.

How many people will buy shares or tickets on the basis that the SVR has 813.

Time to move on Guys


I think that is unfair and unnecessary.

yes, it is. 813 may not be the ideal loco for the 8-coach trains we run these days, but the one occasion I drove it [at a gala a few years ago], it was certainly popular. And it's the only loco I've ever driven non-stop through the Rock Siding at Bewdley from Bewdley North to Bewdley South! If everyone put as much time into railway preservation as Pat, we could achieve anything! Hopefully after its latest overhaul it will be of more use on quiet days.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

J-Green wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
KJEvans wrote:
Standard Tank wrote:
Can someone get rid of or smarten up the tatty sales stand that seems to live outside the K & C, it's not a good advert for the SVR.

I'm sure Pat Goss and the 813 fund would love you to donate some money to help pay for a new one.
What is the point of 813 on todays SVR, it has done little or nothing for the railway operation or is it a any sort of visitor draw.

How many people will buy shares or tickets on the basis that the SVR has 813.

Time to move on Guys


I think that is unfair and unnecessary.
There is a requirement to discuss the future of the railway, and it's strategy.
813 and may other items take up space on some very crowded sites

I'm not anti 813, I just suggest that it may get more support and be of more value to a smaller heritage site.
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