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Heritage Railways

 

Gala Events

 

(May and June 2024)

May 2024

Friday 3 May to Monday 6 May

West Somerset Railway

‘Spring Steam Spectacular’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: GWR Manor Class ‘Odney Manor’ 7828, ex-GWR 5101 class (WSR converted Mogul) No.9351 and BR(W) 94xx Pannier Tank No.9466

Visiting Locos: LNER B1 4-6-0 no.61306 'Mayflower', LNWR 'Coal Tank' No.1054, GWR 66xx 0-6-2 tank No.6695, GWR 6959 Class No.6990 'Witherslack Hall' and Hunslet 0-6-0 no.1873 'Jessie' 

Timetable: Intensive timetable

Prices: Adult Rover: £38. Child Rover: £19

 

Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 May

Epping Ongar Railway

‘Festival of Steam’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: GWR Hall Class ‘Pitchford Hall’ 4953, GWR Priarie L150 No. 5521, and Hawthorn Leslie saddle tank, ‘Isabel’

Visiting Locos: Saint class 2999 ‘Lady of Legend’ and Stanier Jubilee No. 45690 ‘Leander’,

Timetable

Intensive timetable (around 10 trains each direction, with a number of additional trains between North Weald and Epping Forest)

Prices (advanced): Adult Rover: £28.50. Child Rover: £7

 

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May

Swanage Railway

‘Diesel Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: Class 33 33 012 and Class 33 33 111

Visiting Locos: Class 69 (courtesy of GB Railfreight), Class 24, D5054 ‘Phil Southern’, Class 52, D1015 ‘Western Champion’, Class 50, 50 021 and Class 20s, 20 302 and 20 311

Timetable

Intensive service in operation on all three days over the full 10-mile line between Swanage and the boundary with Network Rail at 'Bridge 4' over the River Frome on the line towards Wareham.

Prices (advanced): Adult Rover: £35. Child Rover: £25

Prices (on the day): Adult Rover: £40. Child Rover: £30

 

Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May

Bluebell Railway

‘Branch Line Gala Weekend’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet.  Standard Class 4MT 80151, LBSCR Terrier ‘Fenchurch’ and SECR Stirling 0-6-0 O1 No.65

Visiting Locos: GWR Manor No.7812 'Erlestoke Manor', GWR Collett Pannier No 1369, GWR Kerr Stuart Pannier and Modified Hall No.6989 ‘Wightwick Hall’

Timetable:

Intensive timetable (around 16 trains in each direction on busiest day) 

Prices (advanced): Adult Rover: £37. Child Rover: £18.50. Member: £18.50

Prices (on the day): Adult Rover: £39. Child Rover: £22. Member: £9.25

Family and Multiple day tickets also available

 

Thursday 16 to Sunday 19 May

Severn Valley Railway

‘Spring Diesel Festival’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: D821 ‘Greyhound’, D1062 ‘Western Courier’ and D1015 ‘Western Champion’. Also Class 14 D9551, Class 17 D8568, Class 20, Class 33 33108, Class 40 40106 and Class 50 50035 ‘Ark Royal’ and and Class 108 DMU.

Visiting Locos:

Class 69 69009 ‘Western Consort’, Class 37 37263, Class 37 37409 ‘Loch Awe’, Class 46 D182, Freightliner Class 70 and Freightliner Class 59 plus 2x HST powercars

Timetable: Intensive timetable

Prices (online advanced): Adult Runabout: £38. Child Runabout: £25

[Note: 2, 3 and 4 day tickets also available]

 

Friday 24 to Sunday 26 May

Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway

‘Summer Diesel Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: Class 37 37403 and Class 26 26 038

Visiting Locos: Possibly Class 70 (courtesy of Colas Rail)

Timetable: TDA

Prices: TBA

Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May

Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway

‘Cotswolds Festival of Steam 2024’ ('Western Workhorses’).

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet. Class '28xx' class heavy freight No. 2807, No. 7820 Dinmore Manor, No. 7903 Foremarke Hall, and SR Merchant Navy 35006 Peninsular & Oriental S. N. Co.

Visiting Locos: Betton Grange, No. 2999 Lady of Legend and GWR ‘Mogul’ No. 9351

Timetable:

Intensive timetable: Details awaited

Prices (advanced): Adult Rover: £33. Child Rover: £15

Prices (on the day): Adult Rover: £38. Child Rover: £19

Two day and three day tickets also available

 

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

‘Branch Line Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: At least two engines in steam, with Judy hauling brake vans and/or seated clay wagon.

Possibly GWR Class 45xx 2-6-2 Prairie Tank No. 5552 and (ii) Bagnall Saddle Tank ‘Judy’ (former Port of Par Shunter) and BR Class 121 ‘Bubble car’ No. 121020

Visiting Locos:  -

Timetable: Intensive timetable (details awaited)

Prices (online advanced): Adult Runabout: £25. Child Runabout: Free

 

Saturday 25 to Monday 27 May

Mid-Norfolk Railway

'Spring Diesel Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: Class 03 03063, Class 33 33202, and Class 47s 47580 and 47596

Visiting Locos: Guest being a mainline locomotive, to be announced shortly

Prices: To be announced shortly

JUNE 2024

Friday 1 to Sunday 3 June

Llangollen and Corwen Railway

‘Diesel / Industrial Heritage Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

All available diesel locomotives are expected to be in use including the Class 31 No 31271, Class 47 1566 and Class 26 No 5310. 

Timetable: Frequent timetable (details awaited)

Prices (online advanced): Adult Runabout: £30. Senior: £27. Child Runabout: £12

Two day tickets also available

 

Thursday 6 to Saturday 8 June

West Somerset Railway

‘Summer Diesel Festival’.

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Class 14 Teddy Bear D9526, Class 20 No. 20142 'Sir John Betjeman', Class 20 No.20189, Class 24 No. D5054 ‘Phil Southern’, Class 33 D6566 and 6575, Hymek D7017, Class 46 ‘Peak’ No. D182 (46045) and Class 50 No. 50033 ‘Glorious’

Timetable: Intensive timetable 

Prices (advanced): Adult Rover: £38. Child Rover: £19

Prices (on the day): Adult Rover: £42. Child Rover: £21

Multiple day tickets also available

 

Thursday 6 (preview day) to Sunday 9 June

Swanage Railway

GALA: ‘Strictly Bulleid II’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: 34070 'Manston', 34028 'Eddystone' and 34072 '257 Squadron' (courtesy of Spa Valley Railway)

Visiting Locos: 34092 'City of Wells' (courtesy of East Lancashire Railway), 34081 '92 Squadron' (courtesy of Nene Valley Railway) and 35006 'Peninsular & Oriental S.N. Co. (courtesy Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway)

Timetable: Intensive service in operation on all days over the full 10-mile line between Swanage and the boundary with Network Rail at ‘Bridge 4’ over the River Frome on the line towards Wareham.

Prices (advanced): Adult Rover: £45. Child Rover: £22

Prices (on the day): Adult Rover: £50. Child Rover: £27

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June

North Norfolk Railway

‘Mixed Traction Gala plus beer and cider showcase'

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: BR Standard Class 4 76084 and 9F No 92203 ‘Black Prince’, Class 37 D6732, Class 31 D5631 and Class 101 DMUs

Visiting Locos: Class 50, 50008 “Thunderer” and Class 33, 33012 “Lt. Jenny Lewis RN”

Timetable: To be confirmed

Prices (online): Adult Rover £20. Child Rover £14

Large discount for Society members

Friday 14 to Sunday 16 June

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

‘Diesel Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: Class 37, No. 37264 and Class 25 D7628 ('Sybilla')

Visiting Loco: Class 55 Deltic No. 55009 ‘Alycidon’, Class 45 No. 45108 and Class 14 D9537

Timetable: Intensive timetable to be confirmed

Prices (online advanced): Adult Runabout: £49.50. Child (up to 15): Free!

Society Member: £24.75

 

Thursday 20 to Sunday 23 June

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway

‘Diesel Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: Class 37 37075 and shunters D2511, D0226 and D32

Visiting Locos: Class 50s 50021 ‘Rodney’ and 50008 ‘Thunderer’, Class 69xxx (courtesy of GB Railfreight) and Class 14 Teddy Bear D9520.

Timetable: Intensive, but details yet to be seen

Prices (advance online): Adult Rover: £34. Child Rover £17 (Thursday and Sunday cheaper)

Society Members: £24.50

Multi-day tickets also available

 

Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 June

East Lancashire Railway

‘Summer Diesel Gala’

Locomotives Intended to Run:

Home Fleet: Class 14 D9531 ‘Ernest’, Class 24 D5054 ‘Phil Southern’, Class 25 25279, Class 33 33109, Class 37 37109, Class 40 D345, Hymek D7076, Class 42 D832 ‘Onslaught’, Class 45 45108, Class 47 47765 and Class 50 50015 ‘Valiant’

Visiting Locos: Class 20 20066, Class 26 26007, Class 57 57003 and Class 47 47830

Timetable:

Intensive timetable - to be confirmed

Prices (advanced): Adult Rover: £34. Child Rover: £22

Prices (on the day): Adult Rover: £38. Child Rover: £24.50

Society Members: £21

 

Friday 28 to Sunday 30 June

Mid-Norfolk Railway

GALA: ‘Summer Steam Event’

The MNR has confirmed that a Summer Steam Event will be held on above dates and that all information, locomotives, times & prices will be released once they have been finalised.

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