Winter Steam Gala 2014
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We will be holding our popular annual steam gala on the 22nd & 23rd February 2014 with an intensive 3 train passenger timetable operating over the line from Froghall to Leekbrook and up the steeply graded Cauldon Lowe line to Ipstones Loop. The section of line from Leekbrook Junction to Ipstones Loop offers 5 miles of1 in 40 – 1 in 59 gradients which is amongst the steepest of climbs on a heritage railways. The gala will feature the soon to be completed Ipstones run round loop. Use of this is subject to the final approvals.
The lineup includes:
ex Southern Region West Country Class No. 34007 Wadebridge courtesy of the Mid - Hants Railway
GWR Steam Rail Motor No. R.93
USATC S160 No. 6046
GER N7 No 69621
Beyer Peacock No. 1827
Also expected to be in light steam following its restoration at Cheddleton will be TKH class locomotive No. 2944 Hotspur, this will be subject to completion of reassembly work.
Beyer Peacock No. 1827 will be on driver experience course at Cheddleton bay platform, tickets can be obtained from the Cheddleton booking office.
The locomotive workshops will be open during the weekend to view progress on the major overhaul of S160 No. 5197 along with the new machine shop and carriage shed.
Full catering facilities are available at Froghall and Cheddleton with light refreshments also available at Consall and on both Cauldon trains.
1 Day Rover Ticket
Adult - £22.00 - Senior - £20.00 - Child - £15.00 - Family - £60.00
2 Day Rover Ticket
Adult - £40.00 - Senior - £35.00 - Child - £25.00 - Family - £99.00
Line side Pass (CVR Section Only) - £22.00 - Line side Pass including Rover Ticket - £30.00
In conjunction with the Steam Gala No. 34007 Wadebridge will also be in use on a number of photo charter and Footplate experience days, for further details please contact the Motive Power Department office via the following;