Churnet Valley Railway NSRC 40th Anniversary Gala Press Release.
We are disappointed to announce that we have taken the tough decision to change the October Gala event to a home fleet only event due to the unavailability of a couple of the booked guest locomotives.
The overhaul of Small Prairie No. 4555 from the Dartmouth Steam Railway will not be completed in time and 7F No. 53808 is no longer available due to the ongoing locomotive shortages at the West Somerset Railway.
With two out of the three guest locomotives unable to attend the we have decided to cancel the hire of LNWR Webb Coal Tank No. 1054.
We hope that all these locomotives will be able to visit the Churnet Valley Railway in the future.
The Gala will now be a purely home fleet event seeing the launch of both Class 33 No. 33021 and Class 08 No.08633 displaying new liveries.
This means the new Gala Line up is:
• USATC S160 5197
• TKH 2944 ‘Hotspur’
• Class 33 33102 ‘Sophie’
• Class 33 33021
• Class 08 08333
We apologise for any inconvenience these changes may cause.