17 years ago
Steam Gala Weekend, 24th, 25th & 26th June
Due to circumstances beyond our control, some last minute changes have been
made to the forthcoming steam gala. Please follow the link for the latest
details of this popular event.
Regrettably, ex-BR Western Region Manor No. 7821 'Ditcheat Manor' will not
now be attending the event. At this stage it is also highly unlikely that
the Super D will be at Cheddleton, although this may change later in the
However, our resident ex-USATC S160 No 5197 will be in steam in Cheddleton
Yard pending final inspection of the new brake system by Her Majesty's
GWR record breaking 4-4-0 veteran No. 3440 'City of Truro' will definitely
be attending and running on the Saturday & Sunday.
We are indebted to Dave Owen of Llangollen Railway and Andrew Goodman of the
Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway for making their respective Pannier
tanks available at such short notice. Both will be running on all three
In addition, these locomotives will be joined by our resident locomotive J94
(Both of the first two locos should follow in the next few weeks, 7821
joining us for 2 years and the "Super D" coming for its "running in" period
and subsequent running days)
Programme of events
On Friday both panniers will be running to Timetable 'A' all day.
On Saturday and Sunday they will be joined by 68030 and 'City of Truro'
along with 5197 in Cheddleton Yard. Timetable 'D' and 2-train operation will
be in force on both days.
At this late stage we are in negotiations to attempt to get another tender
engine, however with only four days to go arranging transport may be
All events, locomotives and services subject to availability.
The Churnet Valley Railway cannot be held responsible for any loss caused by
the non-availability of advertised services or traction.