Summer Gala

Join our steam extravaganza over 2 weekends this July

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To commemorate 50 years since the end of southern steam our Summer Gala will run across two weekends in July with eight Bulleid Pacifics and a fantastic line up of locos, intensive timetable, freight train and real ale bar – don’t miss out!

There will be a different permutation of trains on each Gala day - Click here for the timetable

View the Set Piece highlights for the event

Five guest engines now confirmed: 

35006 - Merchant Navy Class - Peninsular and Orient Line
34053 - ‘Sir Keith Park’ - Battle of Britain Class
34081 - 92 Squadron - Battle of Britain Class
34052 - Lord Dowding - Battle of Britain Class (1st & 2nd July ONLY)
80078 - BR Standard 4 Tank

In addition to the above guest Bulleid locos we have four in restoration that will be on display: 

34007 - Wadebridge
35005 - Canadian Pacific
34058 - Sir Frederick Pile
34105 - Swanage

Our home fleet:

LMS Ivatt Class 2MT - 41312
Class 4MT - 76017

See a film of the locos in action here

Alongside the iconic steam engines on display, there will be recreations of the Channel Island's Tomato Special Freight trains that ran on the last day of steam in 1967 and a Bournemouth Belle diverted 'over the alps' double headed. 

Also running will be a permanent-way train which will include a steam crane and some flat wagons with track panels. 

Our gift shop at Alresford will be open for extended hours during the event and will be selling special edition mugs, key rings and fridge magnets.

Parking available on the field at Ropley or the station car parks at Alresford and Alton. For more parking information click here. 


Pay for 3 days and get 5 days with a multi-day pass!

Adult multi-day pass (all 5 days) £75
Child multi-day pass (all 5 days) £39
Adult day pass £25
Child day pass (aged 2-16 yrs) £13 
Family day pass (2 Adults and 2 Children) £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.

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.

*Class 33 towing engines to Ropley revised date: 9th July (not 1st July)

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