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Old 16th February 2021, 20:22
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The Spa Valley Railway have just released their 2021 timetable leaflet, showing that they do not expect to be running trains until the late May Bank Holiday weekend (29-31 May). The now-usual caveats of the lifting of lockdown restrictions apply, but all being well they have a steam gala planned for 17-18 July amongst other events.
https://www.facebook.com/SpaValleyRa...type=3&theater

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Old 18th February 2021, 21:39
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This may be the first railway to announce it's reopening plans:
The Severn Valley Railway has announced firm plans to reopen ready for Easter on 2nd April. They also have two special events planned in the first two months of opening - a Spring Steam Up from April 15-18 featuring seven locos from the home fleet, plus an as-yet unannounced guest loco; then a Spring Diesel Bash from May 13-16, again featuring locomotives from the home fleet.

https://www.therailwayhub.co.uk/5446...ter-reopening/
https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=174
https://www.svr.co.uk/SEItem.aspx?a=175

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The special guest locomotive for the SVR's Spring Steam Up has been announced as GWR 'Saint' No.2999 'Lady of Legend'. The new-build 'Saint' had been scheduled to make a gala appearance at the SVR in 2020, which was cancelled due to the Covid outbreak. This year's visit to the SVR will be the first time No.2999 will have operated away from her Didcot home.

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Old 19th February 2021, 09:04
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The special guest locomotive for the SVR's Spring Steam Up has been announced as GWR 'Saint' No.2999 'Lady of Legend'. The new-build 'Saint' had been scheduled to make a gala appearance at the SVR in 2020, which was cancelled due to the Covid outbreak. This year's visit to the SVR will be the first time No.2999 will have operated away from her Didcot home.

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I thought, and hoped, this might happen Tony

I was looking forward to going to see the Saint last year at SVR then the World went belly up. It's a rare event to be able to see a class that we've not had the chance to see before

Hopefully. I'll be in a position to visit this time round, vaccine roll out and travel restrictions permitting.

I've not seen anything that looks or sounds like a steam loco since this time last year. No doubt there are quite a few Forum members in a similar situation I hope we are all able to get back to enjoying our hobby very soon
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Old 23rd February 2021, 20:17
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Following Boris Johnson's announcement yesterday re: coming out of lockdown, it appears that the earliest that heritage railways could reopen is 12th April.
To this end, the Severn Valley Railway has announced that it will resume services on 12th April (later than the previously planned date of 2nd April) and it still intends to run it's Spring Steam Up (15-18th April) and it's Spring Diesel Bash (13-16th May).

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Old 25th February 2021, 20:06
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The Spa Valley Railway have just released their 2021 timetable leaflet, showing that they do not expect to be running trains until the late May Bank Holiday weekend (29-31 May). The now-usual caveats of the lifting of lockdown restrictions apply, but all being well they have a steam gala planned for 17-18 July amongst other events.
https://www.facebook.com/SpaValleyRa...type=3&theater

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The Spa Valley Railway has announced on it's Facebook page that they will be reopening on Saturday 22nd May.

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Didcot Railway Centre is planning to reopen on Wednesday 14th April and then on Weekends and Wednesdays thereafter.
https://didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk/p...ring-steam-day

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The Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust at Midsomer Norton will be reopening on 22nd May.

https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/03...reopening.html

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Swanage Railway has announced that it will reopening on 12th April.

https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2021/03...firmation.html

https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/new...e-steam-trains

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East Lancs are starting up again on the 1st May. The annual forties weekend at the end of May has been cancelled due to the uncertainty of social distancing rules.

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The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway is planning to reopen on 12th April, but details are still being finalised and with the caveat that they are still waiting on further government announcements.

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