GALA 2021


Our Annual Steam Gala returns for 2021!


Join us for a celebration of steam as our four resident engines operate an intensive timetable of passenger and demonstration freight trains!

The fleet:


Andrew Barclay Works No.1219 "Caledonian Works" 0-4-0ST

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

Hunslet Works No.1873 "Jessie" 0-6-0ST

W.G. Bagnall Works No.3061 "Empress" 0-6-0ST

Service information:

On our mainline, our recently refreshed rake of British Railway Mark ones will operate frequent services between Furnace Sidings, Whistle Inn and Blaenavon High Level via Coed Avon. Demonstration coal trains will also operate between passenger services throughout the day, allowing a glimpse into our line's past.


Over on the Big Pit branch, regular shuttles will run between Furnace Sidings, Big Pit Halt and Whistle Inn Halt.

Locomotives will swap between trains regularly throughout the day, with certain services double-headed and top and tailed. 

UPDATE 06/09/2021: Due to ongoing maintenance works, we regret that our buffet carriage will now not be available for the gala weekend. We apologise for any disappointment caused. 


The event will welcome the return of our day rover tickets, allowing unlimited travel during your visit. We know that it's been a difficult year and a half for everyone, so we're keeping our prices as low as possible.

Fares are as follows:


  • Family day rover (includes 2 adults and up to 3 children): £35

  • Adult day rover: £15

  • Senior day rover: £12.50

  • Child day rover: £7.50

  • Photography/platform pass: £10

Please note that carers and children aged under three travel free.


View the timetable here! 

Social distancing information:

Face-coverings: Please be aware that current Welsh Government regulations require face-coverings to be worn in our stations (including on platforms) and whilst travelling on our trains unless medically exempt.


Those passengers who are travelling in compartments exclusively with the group that they are visiting with may remove face-coverings, but must replace them upon leaving. Passengers sharing compartments with others who are not with their group must wear face-coverings.


Our volunteers thank you in advance for your co-operation.  

Jessie coal train ROR.jpg
1219 Rosyth vintage.jpg
Empress FS.jpg