The change has come too late to be able to be reflected in the brochure however the online timetable timings will remain the same although the locomotive allocations will need to change. At the time of writing, the revised timetable hasn't been completed, but it will hopefully be on the GWSR website sometime late on Thursday. The printed copies of the timetable wil have the correct details.
On the good news front, the remaining guest locos have now arrived on site, 1450, along with its auto-trailer, W238W, Chaffinch (both by kind permission of the Severn Valley Railway & Push Pull LTD) and 76017 (by kind permission of the Mid Hants Railway).
|76017 being coaled shortly after arrival|
|1450 awaiting its steam test|
Also under the heading of good news, is that we can now confirm that we will be running some trains more than 200 yards (I refuse to use the metric equivalent that the confirmation message employed) beyond Little Buckland bridge. A round trip of approximately 8 miles from Toddington, and to within about a mile of Broadway Station. This is around 2 miles further north than Laverton, which had been our previous northern limit of operations. Our 3 car 117 class DMU made the first passenger carrying trip up there on Tuesday. 1450 and auto-trailer W238W will be taking shuttles from Toddington to Little Buckland each day, and several of the longer trains will top and tail there as well. See the timetable for further details (note, not yet revised at the time of writing).
One final bit of good news is that we now have a new fireman, Graham passed out at the weekend.
|Graham (r), being congratulated by inspector Irving.|