Monday, 14 March 2011

Mixed Traffic Gala: 2nd & 3rd April

On the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of April, the railway is holding a 'Mixed Traffic Gala', with all available Locomotives in service. From the steam fleet this should include BR Standard '5MT' 73050, Fowler '4F' 44422, 0-6-0ST 'Austerity' No.22, and Polish 0-8-0T No.5485. Diesels in operation should be the popular 'Type 4'/Class 40 D306, at least one of the Class 14s, and Class 31 31108. Sadly at present it seems that the hoped-for guest steam locomotive will not be paying a visit, however this event is a rare chance to sample much of the operational home fleet over one weekend!

The following attractions will also be available over the weekend:

Freight Train in operation

Travelling Post Office in operation

Mail Exchanges at Sutton Cross at 12.51

Mail exchanges at Yarwell from 13.00 - 13.30 & 15.00 - 15.30

Steam Crane in operation at Wansford (Display Saturday/Operation Sunday Only) - crane demonstrations have not been seen at Wansford for several years.

Vintage vehicles & buses

Shed tours of Locomotive Shed and Carriage and Wagon department - as far as I am aware, this is something we have not really done before, so please come along to support us!

Lineside Passes

Intensive Timetable

Mark 1 carriages & SNCB set (the attractive 1930s Continental coaches, as seen externally in the recent Poirot 'Murder on the Orient Express') in operation.

Club Car in operation (supplementary fare applies, limited places available, please see the main NVR website:

Trade Stalls, including:

Somerset and Dorset Heritage Trust
M&B Models Model Railway Specialist
Battle of Britain Locomotive Society
International Railway Preservation Society
Renown & Repulse Group

7 1/4 Gauge Class 14 Locomotive (DISPLAY ONLY)

Other attractions to be confirmed.

Please note, Special Fares will apply for this event.

Link to Working Timetable.

We hope to see you there!