Spring Steam Gala – Friday 8th April 2016

8th Apr 2016 - 10:00

Spring Steam Gala – Friday 8th April 2016

Along Cambrian Lines Gala – Fri 8 to Sun 10 April

The Llangollen Railway’s Spring Steam Gala will take place over three days from Friday 8th April to Sunday 10th April. Headlining the event are two very special guests: 4-6-0 No. 7820 “Dinmore Manor” and Small Prairie class 2-6-2T No. 4566. The gala should also feature the return of our resident 4-6-0 No.7822 “Foxcote Manor” following a major overhaul, supplementing locos from the LR’s home fleet: 5199, 6430 & 80072. Expect to see double headers, express workings and an intensive timetable recalling the sights and sounds of the Cambrian routes in the 1950s and 60s.

A gala programme including timetables will be available free from stations when purchasing tickets – while stocks last. Download the programme for free using the link (right).

HIGHLIGHTS

* It’s the first time two BR unlined black Manors have run together in preservation.
* Recreated named trains and railtours of the 1950s & 60s, including the ‘Cambrian Coast Express’.
* First visit of No. 4566 to Llangollen in 25 years!
* Community railway film screening by New Dot Cinema (Friday evening only)
* Illustrated Talk “A History of Railway Preservation” courtesy of the NRM (Saturday evening only).

AT THE STATIONS

Llangollen
* The Station Café Bar – serving fresh coffee, teas, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages as well as freshly prepared sandwiches and cooked meals.
* Well stocked retail shop
* Photographic display in the Henry Robertson suite on platform 1

Berwyn
* Station tea room – serving delicious home made sandwiches and cakes.
* Oldest chain link bridge in the world spans the River below the station
* Great photo opportunities from the lineside viewing area at Berwyn Tunnel (1/2 mile walk from the station)

Glyndyfrdwy
* Station tea room – serving delicious home made sandwiches and cakes.
* The Cambrian Bar – featuring a selection of real ales
* Barmouth South Signal Box open as a photographic vantage point overlooking the station
* Station shop on the platform, selling second hand books, railwayana, pictures, prints & DVDs.

Carrog
* Station refreshment room offering Tea, Coffee, freshly made sandwiches, pasties and homemade cakes
* Carriage shops selling second-hand books, railwayana, pictures & DVDs.

Corwen East
* Large car park available adjacent to the station
* Corwen Museum featuring railway displays open to the public (5 – 10 min walk). Free entry.
* Guided site tours around the under construction Corwen Central station.
* Refreshments (subject to availability)

All attractions and locomotives are subject to availability. LR reserves the right to cancel or amend any attraction or service.

FARES

One Day Rover – Advance – Adults – £23, Senior – £20, Child – £12, Family (2 adults & 2 children)– £50

One Day Rover – On the day – Adults – £25, Senior – £22, Child – £16, Family (2 adults & 2 children)– £60

Two Day Rover – Advance – Adults – £42, Senior – £36, Child – £22, Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £90

Two Day Rover – On the day – Adults – £45, Senior – £40, Child – £29, Family (2 adults & 2 children)– £108

Three Day Rover – Advance – Adults – £55, Senior – £48, Child – £29, Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £120

Three Day Rover – On the Day – Adults – £60, Senior – £53, Child – £38, Family (2 adults & 2 children) – £144

Standard Return (not available to pre book)  – Adult – £18, Senior – £16, Child – £10, Family – £48.