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Autumn Steam Gala

All-night running, visiting locomotives - an amazing four-day festival of steam!

September 19th - 22nd

Autumn Steam Gala

Our flagship gala in 2019, with its famed all-night running, array of visiting locomotives and intensive timetable - a feast of steam for enthusiasts of all ages.

Three locomotives that have never visited the Severn Valley Railway before are set to star at our festival of steam from September 19th-22nd, as well as newly-overhauled Standard 4 No. 75069.

Trains will run over all four days, including overnight on Friday and Saturday. We have a feast of additional attractions along the line too; from miniature railways at The Engine House to an on-train breakfast service.

From the home-fleet, we expect the following locomotives to be in steam: 1450, 1501, 2857, 7714, 34027 Taw Valley, 43106 and 75069. On-hire Large Prairie No. 4144 and former resident No. 6960 Raveningham Hall are also expected to join the event.

Visiting locomotives:

No. 76017, British Railways Standard 4
With thanks to Mid Hants Railway Ltd.

No. 30541, Southern Railway 'Q' Class
With thanks to The Maunsell Locomotive Society & Bluebell Railway.

No. 34092 City of Wells, Southern Railway 'West Country'
With thanks to East Lancashire Light Railway Co Ltd.

Attractions include:

  • Overnight running on Friday and Saturday with Pannier Tanks No. 1501 and No. 7714.
  • Two Southern Railway 'West Country' Pacifics in operation.
  • Friday morning express from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth at 8.50am, non-stop, and early morning express on Saturday and Sunday from Bewdley to Bridgnorth at 5.32am.
  • Guild of Railway Artists exhibition at Kidderminster Railway Museum, celebrating its 40th anniversary.
  • Walk-on breakfast train from Bridgnorth (departing 7.22am) and Kidderminster (departing 9.25am) on Saturday and Sunday. Additional £12pp charge applies for breakfast.
  • Combination of single Autotrains and 'sandwich' Autotrains with No. 1450 and two local services operating between Kidderminster and Hampton Loade, including the Great Western 'Toplights'.
  • Frequent service of full line trains, with locomotives swapping at Bridgnorth.
  • Goods trains; daytime Thursday and Friday, and Saturday evening.
  • Eardington Halt open for visits from 9am - 6pm (trains will not stop here). The Halt will attempt to cover six decades by changing its external appearance throughout the event. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Station will return to the 1900s, then move to the 1930s (around lunchtime), followed by the wartime period, then the 1950s and finally the sixties with the closure notice being posted just before they lock up.
  • Paddock Railway and Coalyard Miniature Railway in steam.
  • Our Artist in Residence, Rob Rowland, will be at Bridgnorth Station in the Waiting Room on Platform 2.
  • Wolverhampton Model Engineers will have a miniature railway operating at The Engine House.

The Loco Roster

  • Thursday: 1450, 2857, 30541, 43106, 76017, 34092 City of Wells
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday: 1450, 4144, 6960 Raveningham Hall, 30541, 34027 Taw Valley, 34092 City of Wells, 75069, 76017
  • Friday & Saturday overnight: 1501, 7714
Locomotives facing Bridgnorth: 7714, 30541, 34027 Taw Valley, 34092 City of Wells, 43106, 76017
Locomotives facing Kidderminster: 1450, 1501, 2857, 4144, 6960, 75069

Working Timetables can be purchased in advance from our online Ticket Office for £5.

All information and attractions are subject to change.

Revised fares
Child / Member
One-day rover

Pre-book & save
£28.80 £27.00 £19.30 £63.90
On the day
£32.00 £30.00 £21.50 £71.00
Two-day rover

Pre-book & save
On the day
Three-day rover        
Pre-book & save £63.00
£59.40 £41.90
On the day £70.00
£66.00 £46.50
Four-day rover        
Pre-book & save £80.10 £75.60
 £53.20  £178.50
On the day
 £59.00  £198.50
Thurs/Sun Saver
Pre-book & Save £27.00 £25.20 £18.00 £59.80
On the day
£30.00 £28.00 £20.00 £66.50
Evening Saver
Pre-book & save
£18.90 £18.90 £12.60 -
On the day
£21.00 £21.00 £14.00 -
Other information
Annual Family Pass: NOT VALID, Children: 4 - 15 years, Family: 2 adults + 2, 3 or 4 children, Seniors: 60+.

To qualify for 'pre-book & save' prices these tickets must be purchased at least five working days in advance of your visit. Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1). These tickets include FREE admission to The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley.
All pre-booked tickets are subject to a £1.75 booking fee.
Through tickets to Bridgnorth from National Rail will need to be upgraded at our Booking Offices on payment of the surcharge. 

1-Day Rovers: These are valid from 0001 to 2359 each day, but as a bonus, we also allow travel throughout its single journey of any train running anywhere on the railway at midnight, hence the following!

Thurs: all trains Thursday.
Fri: From the first train Friday until (and including) the 2330 ex-Bridgnorth and 2350 ex-Kidderminster.
Sat: From (and including) Friday’s 2330 ex-Bh and 2350 ex-Kdr until (and including) Sat’s 2330 ex-Bh and 2350 ex-Kdr.
Sun: From (and including) Saturday’s 2330 ex-Bridgnorth and 2350 ex-Kidder until the end of Sunday’s service.

2, 3 and 4-Day Rovers: Validity is the same as for the Day Rovers for the individual days selected.

Validity of Evening Savers; these are valid on trains operating between 1600 and the 'midnight' trains shown above on the day selected.

The following passes are NOT VALID during the event: Heritage Railway Passes, Staff Passes from BR, LT, Network Rail and Train Operating Companies such as Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways, SVR Free ticket vouchers for Adult, Child or Family tickets or any discount schemes normally in operation. 
Working Members of other heritage railways in our Reciprocal Travel Scheme pay the SVR member fare. 
Terms & Conditions apply.

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