2022 ANNUAL STEAM GALA 

FRIDAY 9TH to SUNDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Join us from Friday 9th - Sunday 11th September for our biggest Annual Steam Gala yet as Great Western Railway pannier tank 7714 returns to South Wales! 

An extensive timetable will be in operation, with demonstration freight runs, Saturday evening services (including a Fish and Chip special), and frequent passenger trains. On our main carriage set our buffet carriage will be out serving Rhymney Brewery Ales and Hallets Real Ciders, with our two vintage Great Western Railway Saloons out on both our mainline and the Big Pit branch line!

VISITING LOCOMOTIVES

  • Great Western Railway 0-6-0 pannier tank 7714 (courtesy of the Severn Valley Railway and Pannier Tank Trust)

  • Hunslet Works 0-6-0ST Austerity 3839 'Wimblebury' (courtesy of the Foxfield Railway).

  • Hudswell Clarke No.1857 (Thank you to Martin and Nicola Atkins the locomotive owners for allowing us to look after her and Ryan Pope and his team on the West Somerset Railway for the top-class restoration.)

HOME-BASED LOCOMOTIVES

  • Andrew Barclay Works 1219 "Caledonian Works" 0-4-0ST

  • Andrew Barclay Works 1385 "Rosyth No.1" 0-4-0ST

  • Hunslet Works 1873 "Jessie" 0-6-0ST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great Western Railway pannier tank 7714's return to South Wales.

  • A second guest steam locomotive's preservation debut.

  • Intensive timetable with regular services to all stations.

  • Demonstration freight trains operating at intervals throughout Saturday and Sunday.

  • Saturday evening runs, including a Fish and Chip Special service.

  • Buffet carriage on main set selling Rhymney Brewery ales and Hallets Real Ciders.
    Both Great Western Railway saloons in operation.

Keep checking for further announcements!

The Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company (1983) Limited would like to thank the Severn Valley Railway PLC, Severn Valley Railway Association and Pannier Tank Fund for the hire of 7714; and the Foxfield Railway for the ongoing hire of 3839 'Wimblebury'.

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