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Spring Steam Gala

Please click here for the weekend's timetable with loco allocations. We apologise for the delay in releasing this information, we have been let down by the haulage who were bringing 45379 Black 5 from the East Lancs Railway and as a result this engine will not feature during the gala.

Our Spring Steam Gala always aims for the spectacular, with a dazzling display of steam powered magic! Over 3 days we run an intensive timetable - giving you the opportunity to ride behind as many of the engines as possible, as well as giving great photo opportunities.

We are delighted to announce that our three guest engines are 35028 Clan Line, Met 1 Tank and 34046 Braunton. We also have the return of 9F 92212 and it will be the last chance to see the U Class 31806 at a MHR gala as she is due to leave us in August. Together with resident locos 925 Cheltenham, 850 Lord Nelson, 34007 Wadebridge and the Black 5 45379 it's going to be a packed timetable!

Throughout the weekend there will be opportunity to see the demonstration freight train and behind the scenes with our shed tours and viewing galleries. Clan Line will also spend some time in the Cattle Dock at Alresford so that you can view the cab.

Don't forget our gift shop at Alresford station carries a wide range of modelling items from Bachmann, Hornby and Dapol!


Metropolitan Railway E Class No.1

Clan Line

SR Merchant Navy Class No.35028 Clan Line

Braunton 34046

West Country Class No.34046 Braunton 


Adult £25
Adult 3 day pass £50
Child (aged 2-16 yrs) £13
Child under 2 FREE
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children 1 child effectively free) £63

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

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.

FREE parking at Ropley in the field.

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.

Images courtesy of Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, Pat Butler and Michael Taylor