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IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby MOD » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:49 pm

The NRM at York have offered us a group tour, 'behind the scenes,' in return for a small donation ( the amount is as yet unknown ).

The guided tour will last approx 2 hours and the first date they have come up with is any day between the 30th Jan and the 2nd of February.

This may be too short notice but if you are interested, in principle, for these dates or perhaps for a later time slot could you please let me know? On here and by PM asap. Thanks.

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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:15 pm

I am interested in principal Ian. ;)
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby MOD » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:48 pm

Noted Dave.

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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby 10680 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:13 am

Yes, in principle, but not those dates as I will be skiing.

If it is to be a weekday, a Friday or Monday would be best for me because of travelling time, hotel etc.
I'd rather be skiing
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Gaz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:20 pm

It'd depend on cost, for me. Off on Holiday on the 8th Feb, trying to save as much as possible.

But yes, in principle, I'm in!
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:31 pm

Definately interested but I am away on those dates (Grandaughter's 1st birthday).
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:45 pm

Jigsaw wrote:Definately interested but I am away on those dates (Grandaughter's 1st birthday).




Perhaps she would like to see some trains! ;)
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Jigsaw wrote:Definately interested but I am away on those dates (Grandaughter's 1st birthday).




Perhaps she would like to see some trains! ;)


Perhaps so mate. Not as much as I would like to see some trains in relative peace though ;)
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby MOD » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:07 pm

There are 5 members interested so far but the nearness of the first date suggested by NRM is a problem.

Today I have learned from their Rail Curator that we can suggest more or less any date of our choice.

The donation would be £100 so that if there are 10 people interested that will be £10 each for a personal 2 hour tour.

I would suggest that family and friends can also be invited with children under 13 going free.

BTW for the southerners here we could also arrange a visit to 'Steam' at Swindon.

What are your thoughts on (all) the above?

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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:17 pm

Would love to go on a Thursday to either NRM or STEAM, if we go to York what shall we do for the rest of the day? ;)
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby MOD » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:31 pm

Yes this question also crossed my mind. ;)

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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:57 pm

Elvington?
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Sploosher » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:29 pm

I could be interested in the NRM or Elvington................... :D
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Kermit » Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:06 pm

NRM plus Elvington sounds good, depending on date/day of week.
Swindon isn t bad either :D
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:48 pm

Perhaps we could have the great Tee shirt delivery! ;)
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Re: IA visit to NRM (National Railway Museum) York

Postby MOD » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:05 pm

Sounds like a group visit to the NRM York followed by a visit to YAM Elvington is on the cards.

BTW I have asked the Curator at NRM what the itinerary is for a 'Donating' Group visit as they also have 'Free' Group visits ie what would we get extra for our £100? My guess is that we would be escorted round by a professional 'Rail Curator' rather than a 'volunteer' - but I will let you know. However we could always form our own 'Free' group and donate something to IA?

YAM Elvington also has a 'Group' entry, for 8 or more people, but at only £5 @ head (£3 for children) if booked in advance.

Please give me your thoughts or suggestions.

EDIT Now it would be great if we could turn up in our new uniforms :))


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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Sploosher » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:42 pm

The visit to the NRM may be free, but if you park in the car park there, I seem to recal that it costs £4.50p. :(

To save cost and loads of people turning up independantly, why not meet up at Grimston Bar park and ride at a designated time, and go in by bus or fewer cars.

http://www.york.gov.uk/parking/ride/3Grimston_Bar1/

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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby MOD » Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:55 pm

Thanks Gordo. That sounds like a good idea. ;)

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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Sploosher » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:20 pm

I have just sent an email to York City Council to ask how close the Park and ride gets to the NRM. ;)

when I get a reply, I will post the answer of here.............. :D


EDIT.

I have just looked at the other park and ride routes into York, and the one at the designer outlet where the A19 and A64 meet is the better one as it goes to the railway station which is only 5-10 minutes walk from the NRM

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Monday to Friday
The Designer Outlet 0700 then every 10 mins
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Fulford 0704 1904 1919 1934 1949 2004 2024
Fishergate 0710 1910 1925 1940 1955 2010 2030
YORK Clifford Street 0713 1913 1928 1943 1958 2013 2033
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York 0720 1920 1935 1950 2005 2020 2040

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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Sploosher » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:07 pm

Just had a reply from York council about the park and ride. ;)

they say the best one to use is the one from Rawcliffe bar North of York, this one actually stops at the NRM, but in my opinion this is not the `best` one for us to use (unless you are coming from the North via the A19), if we can get to go to the YAM on the same day.

check out this link they sent me.

http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/york/as ... de_map.pdf

hope this helps guys............... :D
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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Yorkie » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:05 pm

Sploosher wrote:The visit to the NRM may be free, but if you park in the car park there, I seem to recal that it costs £4.50p. :(

To save cost and loads of people turning up independantly, why not meet up at Grimston Bar park and ride at a designated time, and go in by bus or fewer cars.

http://www.york.gov.uk/parking/ride/3Grimston_Bar1/

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You would be better parking at the A19 p&R as it is closer and you are more likely to get parked.

During the day getting out of York won't be a problem, the P&R are ten minutes drive apart.

Elvington sounds good, but the NRM has been done soooooo many times living in York :)
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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Sploosher » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:14 pm

please see my post just before yours yorkie as I had posted an update ................. ;)
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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Yorkie » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:28 pm

Sploosher wrote:please see my post just before yours yorkie as I had posted an update ................. ;)


:D Just a local trying to help!

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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Blue_2 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:03 pm

as another local throwing my two pen'orth in, I have to suggest that by trying to do NRM and YAM in one day, you'll do neither of them justice really. (ducks behind cover)
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Re: IA visit to NRM and YAM York

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:05 pm

Blue_2 wrote:as another local throwing my two pen'orth in, I have to suggest that by trying to do NRM and YAM in one day, you'll do neither of them justice really. (ducks behind cover)



I've been waiting for this ;) I think the idea stems from only planning to spend 2 hours on the "GUIDED" tour at NRM!
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