The Group’s AGM will be held on Sunday 4th March commencing at 11:00 at Toddington Village Hall. Directions to the Hall can be found here: http://toddingtonvillagehall.org/location.htm
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE to that advised in the Growler magazine.
All members are welcome and indeed encouraged to attend. It is your Group and it’s a great opportunity to meet the committee, ask questions and find out what is happening.
The first passenger trains on the newly re-opened GWR extension to its Broadway terminus will be operating on the 21st and 22nd March. These special trains will be reserved for Volunteers and Shareholders only and we are very pleased to say that D6948 will be operating the last service on each day as follows:
1Z26 16:00 Toddington-Winchcombe (15:20 from Broadway)
1Z26 16:30 Winchcombe-Broadway
1Z28 17:20 Broadway-Toddington
D6948 (providing steam heat) will be working scheduled services on the GWR on 26th December and 1st January when it will work the 15:55 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse and 16:40 return. It is also booked to work the following trains during the GWR’s annual Christmas Cracker event on the 29th and 30th December:
1C10 10:00 Toddington-Cheltenham Racecourse (piloting steam locomotive 7820 on 29th and 7903 on the 30th)
2L19 11:30 Cheltenham Racecourse-Buckland
2L39 15:40 Cheltenham Racecourse-Buckland
Click on the link above for full details including timetable.
Please come and support winter diesel running on the GWR.
D6948 was called into action at very short notice on Saturday 9th December when steam locomotive GWR 2-6-2T no.5526 was failed with a brake defect during preparation on shed. The 37 was started and the boiler fired up, and made the steam loco’s booked diagram start.
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D6948 leaves Winchcombe with the 10:20 ECS to Cheltenham Racecourse on Sat 9th December standing in at the last minute for a failed steam