I note Chasewater Railway have a Winter Steam Gala this weekend (Saturday 28th February – Sunday 1st March 2015), with special guest engines and a much busier running timetable than normal.
This event will be 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 wander down if you can.
Chasewater Railway posted the following on their website:
Our first gala of the year will be on Feb 28th/Mar 1st 2015 and preparations are now been finalised. The confirmed visiting loco is the beautiful Peckett ‘Teddy’, small but perfectly formed Teddy weighs in at 11 tons but like ‘Colin McAndrew ‘ has the heart of a lion. We can’t wait to see Teddy at Chasewater. February 28th and March 1st Industrial gala 10am-5pm. Intensive timetable to follow later this week so keep watching. Subject to availability the line up will be :-
Guest Locomotive – Peckitt ‘Teddy’ and long term guest Staffordshire built Bagnall ‘Kent No.2’
Plus home fleet.
Hunslet ‘Holly Bank No.3’, RSH ‘Nechells No.4’, and 104 year old Barclay ‘Colin McAndrew’
This special event offers great value for money featuring 5 engines in steam, brake van rides, demonstration freight/coal trains, accredited museum, model railway and Narrow Gauge train (Sun only and weather permitting/ small extra charge), gift shops, tea room (BHW) and cafe (CWH). Look forward to seeing you there
Day Rover Tickets are priced at Adults £7.00 Children 3-15 £3.50 (under 3yrs travel free), 1 free ticket for a travelling companion required by a fare paying wheelchair user, no other concessions, vouchers or HRA passes available/accepted during special events – members on production of valid membership card is £2 per person named on the card.
All advertised services and locomotives subject to availability.