Spring Steam Spectacular announcement GWR 28XX Class 2-8-0 no.2807 added to locomotive line up.

Don Bishop

We are delighted to announce the fourth visiting locomotive that will be present at the Spring Steam Spectacular 2024 as GWR 28XX Class 2-8-0 no.2807. The loco will arrive in March and work regular service trains prior to the Gala. Appearing courtesy of Cotswold Steam Preservation Ltd and the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway, no.2807 will be in action on all four days of the Spring Steam Spectacular between Friday 3rd May and Monday 6th May.


This visit will be the first for the loco since returning to traffic late last year, and we are grateful to the CSPL for loaning us the locomotive so early in its boiler ticket. No.2807 last visited the WSR in Spring 2011, therefore another visit is well overdue!


We still have one further star visiting locomotive announcement to make, but the lineup currently stands at:


- GWR 28XX 2-8-0 no.2807

- GWR 66XX 0-6-2 no.6695

- LNER B1 4-6-0 no.61306 'Mayflower'

- LNWR 'Coal Tank' 0-6-2 no.1054

- BR(W) Manor 4-6-0 no.7828 'Odney Manor'

- BR(W) 94XX Pannier Tank no.9466

- WSR Mogul 2-6-0 no.9351


Tickets are available to pre-book on our website, these are available at a discount in advance. We are also offering our 'Kids for a Quid' deal, where a child can travel for only £1 when travelling with a full paying adult. This bargain deal is only available when pre-booked in advance.




Image with thanks to Don Bishop.

14th February, 2024
by West Somerset Railway
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