Pre Spring Steam Gala

Commemorating 50 years since the end of BR steam

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9th - 11th February 2018

Join us for a nostalgic event commemorating 50 years since the end of BR steam. 

In addition to our home fleet we will be welcoming back our guest engine 45231, a former resident on our line.  

Don't miss our recreation of the double headed Fifteen Guinea Special featuring 45379 and 45231 with a replica 1T57 reporting number. The 1T57 'Fifteen Guinea Special' was the last main-line passenger train to be hauled by steam locomotive on British Rail on 11 August 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban that started the following day.

We will be running our MHR goods train throughout the Gala.

*An additional guest loco to be confirmed shortly*  


Adult £25
Child (aged 2-16 yrs) £13
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £63
Multi-day Pass (all three days) £50

Advance tickets include all booking fees and tickets cost the same on the day.

Alresford: Station Car park will be reserved for MHR customers only. Roads to the South of Railway have unrestricted parking , access to the Railway Station can be gained via the footpath next to Sun Lane bridge.
Ropley: Top car park off Bighton Hill (follow Watercress Lodges signs). 
Medstead: Saturday and Sunday only - Woodlea Park Industrial Estate (Station Approach, Medstead GU34 5AZ) - follow signs from the A31at Lymington Bottom.
Alton: SWT Carparks (NB there is additional parking behind Waitrose)

Entry is by travel ticket only. Once tickets are purchased they cannot be changed or cancelled for any reason. Site/platform tickets, intermediate fares and discount vouchers, including Tesco Clubcard vouchers, are NOT VALID for this event.
We are unable to offer footplate rides during this event.

Drones must not be operated on or within 50m of Mid Hants Railway property.

 The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.

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