The railway is delighted to announce the first visiting locomotive that will be attending the Spring Steam Gala. It is Great Western Railway 28XX class 2-8-0 No 2857 that is visiting thanks to our friends at the Severn Valley Railway and its owners, The 2857 Society.

It will be joined by locomotives from our home fleet hauling a variety of different trains which will include the BR Suburban set and the LNER Quad-Art set, making a rare appearance at a steam gala. A goods train will operate each day along with double-headed and non-stop trains. Details of the second visiting locomotive will be announced next week.

Photos courtesy of David Chandler and Simon Marshall

Following the success of last year’s Autumn Steam Gala we will again be offering our ‘Kids for a Quid’ offer and the public timetable for the event will be available before the end of this month.

For details of tickets please see the Spring Gala Events page.