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PhiliPamInCoventry
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991 of 1001  Tue 12th Apr 2022 9:33pm  
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The old exit onto Warwick Road was a wooden affair, that dozens of very well behaved, quiet as a mouse, grammar school boys could make bounce as we trampled our way out. It was only open at certain times of the day. Tramp, tramp, tramp, as it moved under our little feet.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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992 of 1001  Thu 14th Apr 2022 5:55pm  
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The tracking system that I use: OpenTrainTimes. Click on maps, select your area & you can track just as though you were in the powerbox.
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3Spires
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993 of 1001  Thu 14th Apr 2022 6:16pm  
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Similarly: Realtime Trains.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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994 of 1001  Tue 19th Apr 2022 9:01am  
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Hi all, Discounted rail tickets go on sale today, for journeys from April 25th to May 27th.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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995 of 1001  Mon 2nd May 2022 3:04pm  
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Hi all, I'm pushing the boundaries of this topic title, with what I'm sharing. Has the steam gone out of the enthusiasm for our heritage railways? I've been busy, yes busy, doing home domestics, me being a single occupancy resident these days. It's been many years since I visited a heritage railway, the SVR being the last, where I bought an extension or bolt-on ticket from Stourbridge. Are there lots more like me? I've viewed the live-cam pictures of several viewpoints on the SVR at several times during today, a ank Holiday. Platforms nearly empty, yet years ago, Bank Holidays offered most heritage railways their best revenue & promotion times. There's folk on the trains but nothing like the queuing & manic crowds of a decade ago. I certainly hope that they all fared better yesterday & Saturday. One day is only one day, of 365 throughout a year. I just wonder?

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Helen F
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996 of 1001  Mon 2nd May 2022 3:20pm  
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Those with kids have dashed abroad while they think they still can. Routines will settle down.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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997 of 1001  Mon 2nd May 2022 4:19pm  
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Hi Helen, It's mostly dry here, mostly dry tomorrow too, but on the live-cam at Highley, bits of rain & drizzle spoiling it for the visitors. Live cam on the SVR.
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3Spires
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998 of 1001  Mon 2nd May 2022 4:20pm  
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Hi Phil The SVR just had their 4 day 'Spring Steam Gala' 21-24 April, and that was very well attended with Sir Nigel Gresley being the star of the show - so people have probably 'run out of steam' Lol The next big event for the SVR will be their 'Spring Diesel Festival' 19-22 May Double thumbs up
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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999 of 1001  Mon 2nd May 2022 4:23pm  
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Thank you for that. That's cheered me up. I love it on here. A subject that's dear to me, but sadly I'm out of touch on, but I'm able to share an honest thought & star members cheer me up with facts. Brill!!! Our very alive forum!!!!
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PeterB
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1000 of 1001  Mon 2nd May 2022 4:35pm  
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The Severn Valley Railway seems to be doing OK. The recent Steam Gala was a success. A lot of people pre-book their tickets on-line and this has cut back on queues at the booking office (although you can still pay on the day). Saturday is now the busiest day of the week (a change that started when shops opened on Sunday). I've seen the figures for Saturday and Sunday and it was "busy", but Bank Holiday weekends are not the big crowd pullers they used to be a decade ago. I've just got back from a few days in Spain and the flights cost less than a super off-peak return to London on LNW so overseas breaks are definitely back in play. It is hoped a purple engine will draw the crowds at the Platinum Jubilee weekend (and the rest of the summer).
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3Spires
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1001 of 1001  Mon 2nd May 2022 4:37pm  
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Thanks Phil I forgot to mention that a very full charter ran from London to Kidderminster, on the 23rd, topped and tailed by Class 67s'. The charter train didn't go any further than Kidderminster SVR.
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