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Spring Diesel Festival: 18 to 20 May 2017
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jackson_p



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:56 pm    Post subject: Spring Diesel Festival: 18 to 20 May 2017 Reply with quote

Early annunciation from the SVR website.

Spring Diesel Festival
The return of our BIG diesel bash!

Our Spring Diesel Festival is back with a bang: three days of visiting heritage and modern diesel locomotives, home-fleet action, evening running and one or two surprises!

Following the hugely successful event in 2016, 2017's diesel bonanza brings great opportunities for visiting locomotives and, with the lighter evenings, we are sure that May will be a hit with those who love the sounds of English Electric, Maybach and Sulzer diesel engines!

Visiting locomotives:
Class 33 No. 33035
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

Class 45 No. 45060 Sherwood Forester
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

The fantastic selection of visiting locomotives and special attractions will be supported by members of our home fleet, including: D3201, D4100, Class 20s No. D8059 and No. D8188, Class 50s No. 50031 Hood, No. 50035 Ark Royal and No. 50049 Defiance, Class 52s No. D1015 Western Champion and No. D1062 Western Courier. All locomotives are subject to availability.

Special attractions:
Kidderminster Diesel Depot open for visits
More information available soon.

There will be no steam services on these dates.
Revised fares apply. Annual Family Pass NOT VALID.

Refer to http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=101
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update from the SVR website:

Visiting locomotives

Class 31 No. 31271
With thanks to A1A Locomotives Ltd

Class 33 No. 33035
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

Class 45 No. 45041 Royal Tank Regiment
With thanks to Peak Locomotive Co Ltd

Class 45 No. 45060 Sherwood Forester
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

Class 55 No. 55022 Royal Scots Grey
With thanks Martin Walker


The fantastic selection of visiting locomotives and special attractions will be supported by members of our home fleet, including:
D3201, D4100,
Class 14 No. D9551,
Class 20s No. D8059 and No. D8188,
Class 50s No. 50031 Hood, No. 50035 Ark Royal and No. 50049 Defiance,
Class 52s No. D1015 Western Champion and No. D1062 Western Courier
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All locomotives are subject to availability.

Revised fares apply
Adult, Senior, Child and family 1, 2 and 3 day rover tickets
Discount prices available if obtained in advance.
Sample Adult 1 day rover price (bought on the day) = 26.50
See fares table (and general notes) for more information.

Refer to http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=101
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seen this on the official facebook in response to how many visitors there will be.

"a list is on the SVR website at http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=101, This year we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first ever SVR Diesel Gala, held in May 1987, and we are really pushing out the boat with up to 20 visiting locos operating alongside the home fleet "

SVR site now reads:

Visiting locomotives:
Class 17 No. D8568
With thanks to The Diesel Traction Group

Class 31 No. 31271
With thanks to A1A Locomotives Ltd

Class 33 No. 33035
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

Class 33 No. 33108
With thanks to Class 33/1 Preservation Company

Class 37 No. D6700
With thanks to the National Railway Museum

Class 45 No. 45041 Royal Tank Regiment
With thanks to Peak Locomotive Co Ltd

Class 45 No. 45060 Sherwood Forester
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

Class 47 No. 47828
With thanks to D05 Preservation Ltd & Dartmoor Railway

Class 55 No. 55022 Royal Scots Grey
With thanks Martin Walker

Class 66 No. 66xxx
With thanks to GBRf

Class 73 No. 73xxx
With thanks to GBRf

Class xx - to be confirmed
With thanks to DB Cargo UK

The fantastic selection of visiting locomotives and special attractions will be supported by members of our home fleet, including: No. D2961, No. D3586, No. D4100 or No. 12099, Class 14 No. D9551, Class 20s No. D8059 and No. D8188, Class 50s No. 50031 Hood, No. 50035 Ark Royal and No. 50049 Defiance, Class 52s No. D1015 Western Champion and No. D1062 Western Courier. All locomotives are subject to availability.

Special attractions:
Kidderminster Diesel Depot open for visits
Brake van rides at Highley on all three days, featuring No. D2961 - a locomotive normally confined to Bridgnorth Boiler Shop. Available from 10.30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 16.30 on a first come, first served basis.
A sight not to be missed: the two surviving Class 45/0 variants working alongside each other for the first time in preservation!
Hired-in Mk2 air-conditioned carriages


Interesting to note they've decided to hire in a rake of MK2s, a sensible move given the crowding in the 4TC last year!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is looking like a great gala I can't wait.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam aka Corn wrote:
Just seen this on the official facebook in response to how many visitors there will be.

"a list is on the SVR website at http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=101, This year we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first ever SVR Diesel Gala, held in May 1987, and we are really pushing out the boat with up to 20 visiting locos operating alongside the home fleet "



Lest anyone think this was only/first on FB, it is from Jonathan Dunster and I loaded it to SVRLive a couple of days ago (Kidderminster TMD appeal page, accessed from the Charitable Trust page and the diesel gala news item). You heard it there first!

When I responded to the query on the official FB page I carried across the same information.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GWR5764PT wrote:
This is looking like a great gala I can't wait.
I am hearing this may well be one of best ever diesel galas. Expect some bumper ticket sales!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Timetable now downloadable from the SVR website (loco allocations not shown).

Refer to http://www.svr.co.uk/pdf/Special%20Events/SVR%20Spring%20Diesel%20Festival%202017%20Timetable.pdf
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SVR website reports

'Due to ongoing maintenance, previously announced visiting locomotive Class 37 No. D6700 from the National Railway Museum will no longer be appearing at the event. Additionally, Class 20s No. D8059 and No. D8188 will not be appearing either. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.'
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An unconfirmed FB comment says D6700 is awaiting parts and materials.

D6700 was rostered for two days on the diesel turn immediately following the gala, so expect an updated version of the diesel roster too.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see a Class 88 will be visiting. Any idea what the maximum load will be for it? Only a 950hp engine so smaller than a Class 20, unless of course modern technology can work wonders!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sharpo wrote:
I see a Class 88 will be visiting. Any idea what the maximum load will be for it? Only a 950hp engine so smaller than a Class 20, unless of course modern technology can work wonders!
Small Diesel engine doesn't matter -- according to various messages today [April 1st], we'll have the 25KV catenary up by then ....... Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherry_p wrote:
sharpo wrote:
I see a Class 88 will be visiting. Any idea what the maximum load will be for it? Only a 950hp engine so smaller than a Class 20, unless of course modern technology can work wonders!
Small Diesel engine doesn't matter -- according to various messages today [April 1st], we'll have the 25KV catenary up by then ....... Laughing


The SVR have hired in 12 Air Braked coaches which will be split into a set of 5 and a set of 7 so they will presumably be on the 5 coach set.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GWR5764PT wrote:
cherry_p wrote:
sharpo wrote:
I see a Class 88 will be visiting. Any idea what the maximum load will be for it? Only a 950hp engine so smaller than a Class 20, unless of course modern technology can work wonders!
Small Diesel engine doesn't matter -- according to various messages today [April 1st], we'll have the 25KV catenary up by then ....... Laughing


The SVR have hired in 12 Air Braked coaches which will be split into a set of 5 and a set of 7 so they will presumably be on the 5 coach set.


Do we know whose air brake coaches will be coming over?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 14, 2017 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The SVR website that DB will be providing a Class 60, the updated full list of visiting locomotives:

Class 17 No. D8568
With thanks to The Diesel Traction Group

Class 20 No. 20189
With thanks to Michael Owen

Class 20 No. 20205
With thanks to Michael Owen

Class 31 No. 31271
With thanks to A1A Locomotives Ltd

Class 33 No. 33035
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

Class 33 No. 33108
With thanks to Class 33/1 Preservation Company

Class 45 No. 45041 Royal Tank Regiment
With thanks to Peak Locomotive Co Ltd

Class 45 No. 45060 Sherwood Forester
With thanks to The Pioneer Diesel Group

Class 47 No. 47192
With thanks to Crewe Heritage Trust

Class 47 No. 47828
With thanks to D05 Preservation Ltd & Dartmoor Railway

Class 50 No. 50008 Thunderer
With thanks to Garcia Hanson

Class 55 No. 55022 Royal Scots Grey
With thanks Martin Walker

Class 66 No. 66xxx
With thanks to GBRf

Class 73 No. 73xxx
With thanks to GBRf

Class 60 No. 60xxx
With thanks to DB Cargo UK

Class 88 No. 88xxx
With thanks to DRS

http://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=101
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

20s returning from Okehampton with 33, 45 and 47, due Friday 1pm.

http://www.realtimetrains.co.uk/train/R97157/2017/04/28/advanced
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