We are very pleased to be able to announce our third and final visiting loco for the big Spring Steam Gala between 23rd and 26th April 2020.
Courtesy of our good friends at the Great Central Railway and loco owning Group, Loughborough Standard Locomotives Group, we will be hosting a return visit of Standard 2 2-6-0 No. 78018.
The loco follows the BR Standards theme for our guest locos this time round and joins already announced single chimney 9F No. 92134, courtesy of the Self family and the NYMR, and Standard 4 2-6-0 No. 76084, courtesy of owners 76084 Locomotive Ltd and the North Norfolk Railway. Thank you to all for making your locos available for a visit to Somerset.
The BR Standards will join the home and long term hired fleet of Manors Nos. 7822 "Foxcote Manor" & 7828 "Odney Manor", WSR Mogul No. 9351 (freshley outshopped in BR Lined Green livery) and subject to final completion of winter maintenance works the ever popular S&D 7F No. 53808.
Along with museums, including the refurbished and revamped Gauge Museum at Bishops Lydeard, shed openings, goods trains, sales stands and all day breakfast on board the Quantock Belle dining train on the Thursday and full dining available on a "mega train" on the Friday evening and on Sunday for lunch.