It is with regret that we announce that, owing to a lack of suitable and available locomotives, our May Bank Holiday Steam Gala has had to be cancelled. As mentioned on our social media channels, it has also been reported that it will not be possible for our flagship steam locomotive, 4953 “Pitchford Hall”, to return to the Railway in time for this event also.
This was a difficult decision to take, as the event is not only one of our most popular annual fixtures, but was also scheduled to mark the fifth anniversary of the EOR operating steam-hauled heritage services; we share our disappointment with all our visitors and followers.
However, we are looking at alternative dates to host a Steam Gala this year, most likely some time during October, as well as our 2018 dates and will post more details as soon as they become available. We thank you for your understanding and support, and hope we will still welcome many of you aboard our railway this year, which is packed full of numerous other special events.