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2019 Autumn Steam Gala

Date: 11th - 13th Oct

Never forget that the Southern has Standards!

With permission and thanks of the Bolton Steam Locomotive Company and the Great Central Railway BR Standard Class 5 ‘73156’ will be making her inaugural journey to the South coast to bring a class regularly seen out of Bournemouth Shed back to 71B. Together with our own BR Standard 4 Tank, 80104, the Standard 5 will spend her weekend putting in the miles, and traversing the whole of the Swanage branch – inclusive of the Norden – River Frome extension.

The visit of ‘73156’ will coincide with the return to service in the coming weeks of ex-LSWR T9 ‘30120’, with the ex-SR Mogul ‘31806’ also waiting in the wings to additionally join in with the action. Although subject to completion, ‘31806’ is a fond favourite of visitors and crews alike, so it will be fantastic to see her take her place alongside the rest of the fleet. The home fleet will be complemented by stalwart Bulleid Battle of Britain Class ‘34072 257 Squadron’ – now regularly found once more operating services on the line and sister locomotive Bulleid Battle of Britain Class 34053 Sir Keith Park.

Intensive service – Double-Heading – Use of the Norden to River Frome Extension – Freight – Evening Dining – Named Trains – Corfe and Mining Museums open – Trade Stands.

Download the timetable and loco allocation here

Locomotive heading will be announced later.

Autumn Steam Gala Fares Advanced* On the Day
1 Day Adult Rover £25.00 £30.00
1 Day Child Rover £18.00 £22.00
2 Day Adult Rover £38.00 £45.00
2 Day Child Rover £25.00 £28.00
3 Day Adult Rover £46.00 £49.00
3 Day Child Rover £36.00 £39.00

* Advance Bookings available online only. Bookings close on Wednesday, 9th October @ 20:00