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Autumn Steam Gala

All-night running, four visiting locomotives and so much more!

September 21st - 24th

Autumn Steam Gala

The return of our flagship steam gala in 2017, with its famed all-night running, array of visiting locomotives and intensive timetable.

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A great line-up of up to four visiting locomotives supported by members of the Severn Valley Railway home fleet, alongside a whole host of other special attractions.

Visiting locomotives:

No. 926 Repton - Southern Railways 'Schools'
With thanks to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway

No. 564 - Great Eastern Railway 'Y14'
With thanks to M&GN Joint Railway Society & North Norfolk Railway

No. 323 Bluebell - South Eastern & Chatham Railway 'P'
With thanks to Bluebell Railway Plc

No. 2 Prince - Ffestiniog Railway 'Small England'
With thanks to the Ffestiniog Railway

Attractions include:

  • Overnight running on Friday and Saturday with No. 34027 Taw Valley and No. 34053 Sir Keith Park - marking 50 years since the end of Southern Steam.
  • Last Gala appearance of GWR Manor No. 7812 Erlestoke Manor before overhaul.
  • Early morning breakfast train.
  • Brake Van Rides on a goods train, Thursday & Sunday morning only (tickets available).
  • Taster Footplate Experiences on Thursday (fully booked).
  • Eardington Halt will be available to visit (trains will not stop here).
  • Goods and local services to-ing and fro-ing.
  • Morning shunting demonstrations at Bewdley with No. 813 or No. 323 (Friday & Saturday).
  • Afternoon Brake Van Rides around Bewdley Station, with No. 7714 or No. 1501 (Friday & Saturday)
  • Autotrains with No. 1450.
  • Victorian narrow gauge steam train rides with No. 2 Prince.
  • 'N' gauge Arley Station model railway, at Arley Station (Saturday & Sunday).

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Brake Van Rides

Take a ride aboard a brake van on our heritage goods train on Thursday 21st September. Hauled by visiting Y14 No. 564, you can travel on a single trip between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth, or return.

The train will run with two brake vans at the rear, with passengers travelling in the second-to-last brake van.

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Event Parking:

  • Kidderminster - Station DY10 1QX, Harriers Football Club DY10 1NB
  • Bewdley - Station DY12 1BG, High School (Saturday & Sunday only) DY12 1BL
  • Bridgnorth - Station & overflow WV16 5DT (subject to dry weather conditions)

Important Information:

There will be disruption on Sunday 24th September for visitors wishing to start their day at Kidderminster Station. Velo Birmingham, a charity bike race, will be taking place, and as a result of this, numerous road closures will be enforced. From 7am until midday, there will be no road access to Kidderminster from A442 Bridgnorth direction, A449 Kingswinford direction and A451 Stourbridge direction.

Passengers are advised to travel to Stourbridge Junction and use the mainline services to get to Kidderminster for the Severn Valley Railway.

For road users travelling to Kidderminster:

  • From the North - M54 or M6, then M5 Junction 3 and A456, or Junction 4 and A491 (avoiding Belbroughton). No access to Kidderminster after Bridgnorth using A442
  • From the East - M5 Junction 3 and A456, or Junction 4, then A491 (avoiding Belbroughton) and A456
  • From the South - M5 Junction 6, then A449
  • From the West - Access via A456 to Bewdley & A449 to Kidderminster as normal

Visitors wishing to access Northwood Lane (Bewdley) will not be able to do so by car until 2pm.

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Revised fares apply
Booking fee
 One-day rover
 Pre-book & save
£23.40 £16.20
£70.60 £1.75 per booking
 Purchased on the day
 Two-day rover

 Pre-book & save
£1.75 per booking
 Purchased on the day
 Three-day rover
 Pre-book & save
£155.20 £1.75 per booking
 Purchased on the day
 Four-day rover
 Pre-book & save £69.30 £65.20
£1.75 per booking
 Purchased on the day £77.00 £72.50 £50.00 £219.50 -
 Thursday/Sunday saver

 Pre-book & save £23.80 £22.00
£15.70 £67.90 £1.75 per booking
 Purchased on the day £26.50 £24.50 £17.50 £75.50 -
 Evening saver - valid from 4pm to midnight on Friday and Saturday only
 Pre-book & save £17.50 £17.50 £11.50 - £1.75 per booking
 Purchased on the day
£19.00 £19.00 £12.50 - -
 Other information

Annual Family Pass: NOT VALID, Children: 4 - 15 years, Family: 2 adults + 2, 3 or 4 children, Seniors: 60+.

To qualify for 'pre-book & save' prices these tickets must be purchased at least five working days in advance of your visit.
Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1).
These tickets include FREE admission to The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley.

One-day rovers are valid from 00:01 to 23.59 only on the selected day of travel.

The following passes are NOT VALID during the event: Heritage railway Passes, BR/LT Passes and Passes from Privatised Railways such as Virgin, London Midland, Chiltern, SVR Free ticket vouchers for Adult, Child or Family tickets or any discount schemes normally in operation.


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