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Peak Rail

Saturday 10th August and Sunday 11th August 2019

A mixed traffic gala will take place this weekend.

44008 and some ashtrays are expected to work.

More details later.


Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Saturday 10th August and Sunday 11th August 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

D9537, 31601, 33102, 33103 and 73210 are all expected to work and 08605 is expected to work on the incline on Sunday if its repairs are completed on time

The roster is here doc


Caledonian Railway

Saturday 17th August and Sunday 18th August 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

26014 & 27024 will be working on the main turns and 08046 & an industrial will be working on brake van rides.

Trains run until 21:00 on the Saturday.


Mangapps Railway

Saturday 24th August until Monday 26th August 2019

Their 30th Anniversary Gala will take place this BH weekend.

03081, 03089, 03197, 03399, D2325, 31105, 31233, 33202 & 47579 are all expected to feature along with a couple of kettles on Sunday and Monday.


Great Central Railway

Friday 6th September until Sunday 8th September 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

08907, D8568, D8098, 25035, 25185, D6535, 37714, D123, D1705 & 50017 are all expected to feature.

More details later.


Heritage Shunters Trust at Peak Rail

Saturday 7th September and Sunday 8th September 2019

Shunter Hunter Enthusiast Gala: This Gala is being dedicated to the memory of our Unique Treasurer (Evander Bramall, "Van"), who passed away on the 27th of June.

D2953, D2854, D2205, D2284, 06003, 07001 & PWM654 are all expected to feature and 08016 is the standby loco.

A Day Rover is £16. More details later.


Dean Forest Railway

Friday 13th September until Sunday 15th September 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

D3937 & D9521 will be working from the home fleet and 03069 & 33063 will be visiting.

More details later.


Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

Saturday 14th September 2019

A diesel hauled rare track charter will operate on this date.

A Class 03 and 37275 will haul the train, possibly with a surprise along the way.

The full details can be found here doc

To book copy and paste the following link: http://billet.to/s/nwBZNBY


Epping and Ongar Railway

Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend. D821 has been announced as the first visitor

More details later.


Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend

More details later.


The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 2019

We don't normally mention teapots but this gala weekend is expected to see all three ex-BR kettles 7, 8 and 1213 in service at the same time. Poop Poop Poop!

The roster is here doc


East Lancs Railway

Saturday 21st September 2019

A Type 1-3 theme day will take place today.

D9531, D5054, D7629, 33035, 33109, D7076 and 37109 are all expected to feature.

More details later.


Churnet Valley Railway

Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2019

An anything goes gala will take place this weekend.

D3800, 33021 & 33102 will be working along with kettle(s).


Llangollen Railway

Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

08195, D7535, 31271 and D1566 are booked to work.

The Llangollen Diesel Group are financing the transport costs for D7535 themselves and would be very grateful if you could help them with that. If you can please cut and paste the following link which will take you to their crowd funding page https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/7535-v


Severn Valley Railway

Thursday 3rd October until Saturday 5th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

D4100, 09107, D9551, D8568, 33108, 37688, 40106, D821, 50007, 50031, 50033, 50044, 50049, D1015 and D1062 are expected to run.

More details later.


Nene Valley Railway

Friday 11th until Sunday 13th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

D9520, D9529, D8568, 44004, 45041 and 55019 are expected to feature.

More details later.


ITG 30th Anniversary Diesel Gala

Saturday 12th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this date

A39R, 146 and G617 are expected to feature.

The Irish Traction Group (ITG) is to hold a Diesel Gala at the Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway on Saturday 12th October 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the formation of the ITG. This event is also being supported by the Irish Railway Record Society (IRRS) who will be operating their own connecting service to the event.

The Gala will commence at around 11:50 and run to around 16:00. Motive power used during the day should feature ITG locomotives Nos. A39R, 146 and G617 (all locomotives subject to availability). The Gala should also feature the Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway’s own 80 class railcar set Nos. 69 + 749. Services will operate between Downpatrick station and Inch Abbey, and Downpatrick station and Magnus’ Grave. Unfortunately, the “back loop line” linking Inch Abbey with Magnus’ Grave will not be available for use on the day due to ongoing permanent way work.

Fares: Day Rover: £10.00 / €12.00 ITG/IRRS/DCDR members, £15.00 / €17.00 non-members

Connecting Services: The ITG will also be operating a special connecting coach from Dublin to Downpatrick and back to connect with the event. Pick up/set down times are as follows: Red Cow Luas Stop (08:45pu/19:10sd) – Dublin Heuston (St. John’s Road 09:00pu/18:45sd) – Dublin Airport Coach Park (09:30pu/18:15sd) – Downpatrick (11:30arr/16:15dep). The fare for this coach connection is £18.00 / €20.00. Places on the connecting coach MUST be reserved in advance, stating your full name, number of passengers, and intended boarding point. A contact mobile telephone number should also be provided. Reservations for the connecting coach should be made to the ITG at the following e-mail address: info@irishtractiongroup.com Or by post to: Irish Traction Group, 31 Hayfield Road, Bredbury, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 1DE. Please note that payment for both the day rover tickets and the coach connection will be collected on the day.

The Irish Traction Group is registered as a charity in England & Wales, reference No. 1000382.2019


Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway

Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

50035 will be visiting

More details later.


Mid Norfolk Railway

Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

More details later.


Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October 2019

A beer festival and diesel event will take place this weekend.

More details later.


Save the date for a rare Class 08 working

Saturday 2nd November 2019

More details later.