I noticed Chasewater Steam Railway have a Gala this weekend, with special guest engines and a much busier running timetable than normal. The following post appears on the Chasewater Steam Railway website, in their events section.
I saw the red loco working last weekend – it really is an impressive, striking machine. Well worth a look. The Railway is one of our hidden gems, situated at Chasewater Country Park, and is well worth a visit. There will be stuff there for all the family, so please do go take a look.
We are holding our annual Summer Steam Gala on September 7th/8th featuring an intensive passenger and freight timetable including our popular brake van rides and many other attractions.
Chasewater Railway are pleased to announce an addition to the 2013 Steam gala line up on 7th/8th September.
With the kind permission of The Ribble Steam we have arriving as a guest Hunslet 0-6-0 No.3155 of 1944 ‘Walkden’.
The loco is appearing away from its home base for the first time since arriving at The RSR.
The locomotive was built during World War 2 and sent to France to help with the war effort, numbered WD75105. The locomotive is one of only three remaining examples of the class which were sold on Netherlands State Railways where it worked until the late 1970s in the coal industry.
For more information please click HERE.
Also Appearing will be guest engine Bagnall Kent No.2 2842 1946 0-4-0ST, built for the Kent Electric Power Company at Littlebrook Power Station, near Dartford. This locomotive is appearing with the Kind Permission of The Foxfield Steam Railway. For more information please click HERE.
The Gala line-up will be completed by home fleet:
- Andrew Barclay 0-4-0st Colin McAndrew No.1223 of 1911
- Robert Stephenson & Hawthorn 0-6-0t Nechells No.4 of 1951
- Taylor Hubbard 10t Permanent Way Steam Crane No.DE330274 of 1945 (subject to a successful steam test)
The Gala is from 10am – 5pm and features an intensive passenger and freight timetable including our popular brake van rides and many other attractions.
All locomotives and service are subject to availability.
Tickets are priced at £5.95 Adults and £2.95 Children, Family £15.95 (2 adults + 2 children)
(Tickets valid all day on day of issue, Due to the cost of holding a gala No passes or concessions are accepted. Non Working members £1.00 each).
To download the timetable for the Gala in PDF format please click HERE or click on the timetable image below to see an enlarged version: