Severn Valley Railway in autumn steam gala

By Jessica Labhart | Attractions | Published:

People are being urged to attend a special gala event featuring visiting historic trains.

The Bluebell locomotive will be one of the star attractions at the steam gala

The Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala runs from September 21 to 24.

The gala gives visitors the chance to see a variety of steam locomotives in action.

Attractions throughout the event include the overnight running on Friday and Saturday with number 34027 Taw Valley and number 34053 Sir Keith Park which will mark 50 years since the end of Southern Steam. It will also be Sir Keith Park's last Gala appearance, before it leaves the Railway at the end of the year.

It will also be the last gala appearance of GWR Manor No. 7812 Erlestoke Manor before overhaul.

There will be an early morning breakfast train from Bridgnorth on Saturday and Sunday as well as brake van rides on a goods train on Thursday and Sunday morning.

Morning shunting demonstrations will take place at Bewdley with No. 813 or No. 323 on Friday and Saturday.

There will be afternoon brake van rides around Bewdley Station, with number 7714 or number 1501 on Friday and Saturday.

People can take a trip on a Victorian narrow gauge steam train and visit the model railway at Arley Station on Saturday and Sunday.


There is also the 'Railart 2017' exhibition in Kidderminster Railway Musuem, courtesy of The Guild of Railway Artists.

Ticket prices vary from £27.50 for an advance adult ticket for one day to £219.50 for a family four day ticket bought on the day.

For more information on the event and tickets, visit

Jessica Labhart

By Jessica Labhart

Reporter for the Express & Star, primarily covering Wolverhampton.


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