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SVR Christmas Services Weather Advice: 09/10 December 2017

 
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jackson_p



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: SVR Christmas Services Weather Advice: 09/10 December 2017 Reply with quote

From the SVR web site [published 07 December 2017]
http://www.svr.co.uk/NewsItem.aspx?a=503

Christmas Services

Weather update 07/12/17: With snow forecast this week, please allow extra time to travel to the Railway for our Santa Specials on December 9th and 10th. As tickets are strictly non-transferable, you must travel on the train you have booked, so please get to Kidderminster at least 45 minutes beforehand. All services are scheduled to run as normal.
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threelinkdave



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bad weather plan will ensure that trains run if at all possible
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"As of tonight, all services are planned to run as scheduled tomorrow. If this changes, an announcement will be made at 7.30am on our website and social media channels in the morning with advice and our action plan."
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

7.46 a.m.

"It is with deepest regret we have to announce that all Santa Steam Specials on Sunday 10th December 2017 are CANCELLED.
We have had to make this difficult decision in light of the heavy snow overnight, the continued snow forecast and amber warnings, and complete loss of power at Arley Station where Santa's Grotto is located.
Those booked on today's services are advised not to call us today, and we will contact you this week with further advice on your purchase. Please do not travel to the Railway.
We are so sorry for any inconvenience caused, but we have to consider the safety of our passengers, our volunteers and the safe operation of our Railway.
On behalf of all our volunteers and staff scheduled for duty today we are truly sorry."


EDIT: Coalyard Miniature Railway
Kidder Railway Musuem
King & Castle TILL 7.30 PM [ADDED BY K&C FACEBOOK AT 7.40PM]

are all operating
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hearn_p



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Worth sharing this post from Matt Robinson from late this afternoon:

"Just thawing out in the cabin having rolled in with 33108. Great effort by people to clear the railway and make today work, shame it didn't happen. Following the initial line inspection we were commandeered to shuttle around those persons stuck out at stations having overnighted ready for today's trains, followed by swapping over of 34053 for repairs at BH with 43106 for the crackers. Thanks to those assisting today and helping Dave and me with the 5am line inspections trips, great effort."

There is a picture from earlier in the day of a tree down too but it was too poor quality to share on SVRLive. I did however share a team picture of the BY crew this morning who had readied things for the day ahead.

Respect

Patrick
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GWR5764PT



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's shame the service couldn't be operated today but looking at the pictures on Facebook I can understand why it was cancelled.
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GWR5764PT



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know why the 10:30 Christmas Cracker didn't run this morning?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reported elsewhere was that the schools couldn't get there.

The Pig (south end, facing south) is being top and tailed by 33108

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
Reported elsewhere was that the schools couldn't get there.

The Pig (south end, facing south) is being top and tailed by 33108

Patrick
The engine house lunch was also cancelled due to problems of staff getting to Highley.

The 1.15 ran with cream tea diners and a school party. 33108 was detached and left at Highley for line checking and clearance work to the north. 43106 hauled the return train to KD
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