Autumn Steam Gala Visiting Locomotives
We're thrilled to announce our four visiting locomotives for our flagship Autumn Steam Gala!
Running from September 21st - 24th, four visitors will star alongside our home-fleet of engines, for four days of the best steam action around.
No. 926 Repton - Southern Railway 'Schools'
With thanks to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Approaching the end of its overhaul at the North Yorkshire Moors
Railway, the engine is being out-shopped in Southern Railway Olive Green
and is the first of four star guests planned for our flagship September
Repton has quite the
colourful history; rescued from scrapyard condition and restored at
Eastleigh, by 1966 the locomotive was donated by its purchaser to
Steamtown USA in Vermont, who in turn loaned the engine to the Cape
Breton Steam Railway in Canada. Some modifications were made to satisfy
US/Canadian running requirements, most notably a high-sided coal tender -
though this pattern of tender had been seen on other 'Schools' in BR
Having last visited us in 2004 in BR Green, Repton will
be steaming along the line from September 21st - 24th, and is sure to be
a star attraction - after all, the 'Schools' were deemed the most
powerful 4-4-0s to operate in Britain...
No. 564 - Great Eastern Railway 'Y14'
With thanks to M&GN Joint Railway Society & North Norfolk Railway
In striking Great Eastern Railway Blue livery, Y14 No. 564 will be
starring at our festival of steam from September 21st - 24th.
Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway Society's J15 returned to
steam in 2015 carrying its earlier guise as a Y14 Class, matching as
closely as possible the engine's original condition as built by the
Great Eastern Railway in 1912.
At 105 years old, the 0-6-0 will be matched with our gorgeous Teak coaches, as seen behind Flying Scotsman last year.
No. 323 Bluebell - South Eastern & Chatham Railway 'P'
With thanks to Bluebell Railway Plc
P-class tank locomotives were, in design terms, an updated copy of the
LBSCR Terriers, but, with only eight of them built, made rather less of a
name for themselves. Their greater water capacity and larger cabs give
them a slight advantage over the considerably older Terriers.
Built by the South Eastern & Chatham Railway in 1910, No. 323 will
be seen on a variety of goods and passenger services during the event
and is sure to be one of the stars of our autumn festival of steam.
No. 2 Prince - Ffestiniog Railway 'Small England'
With thanks to the Ffestiniog Railway
Built for the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway in 1863, Prince was one of four engines constructed for the Railway to move slate from the mines of Blaenau Ffestiniong to the coast at Porthmadog, and is one of the oldest steam locomotives currently in operation in the world.
Prince was a resident in The Engine House between 2010 and 2012, and returns this year, in steam, to take part in our event. The 154 year old locomotive will be running on all four days,
paired with a replica Victorian carriage, giving you the opportunity to
have a short ride on one of the Great Little Trains of Wales.
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