The Heritage Shunters are proud to  present:

The Shunter Hunter Revival Gala

Saturday 24th July and Sunday 25th July 2021

Dates now confirmed

(unless the Government extend social distancing beyond these dates)

Featuring an eclectic mix of Traction from our unique collection which should include;         D2953, D2854, D2139, D2587, D2205, and last but certainly not the least the Drewry 04, D2229 which will be debuting and hauling its first ever passenger carrying trains!!! 

A mere 66 years since its delivery to BR and its subsequent Industrial use before being rescued for preservation,and still as yet not hauled a passenger train in anger!!      

Please note all subject to availability

All Day Tickets £20.00 which includes admission to our location and all brakevan rides.      10.00  to 16.00 approximately

(Under 12's free, but must be accompanied by a fare paying adult.)

Other Locos in our collection will be positioned for photographers, but due to space constraints, this cannot apply to every loco in our care.

Brakevan rides running throughout each Gala day.

No roster to be issued for when, or what order to run, but we will endeavour to run all advertised traction, each Gala day.

A comfort,  break will be taken each  day, around lunch time, no shuttles will be running while this takes place.

*A donation from the proceeds of this Gala ,will be made to Peak Rail, our host Railway, to aid in their financial recovery, post covid.

Please also note that as the South Yorkshire Railway, trading as the Heritage Shunters Trust is a registered Charity and also a  Limited Company, our liability insurance and basic administration costs amount to more than £4,000 per year, even before the cost of restoring locos is taken into account.

Nearly forgot to mention!

The above of course could change if new Government Covid restrictions are introduced.

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        The Early Days (Circa 1988?)

                               Photo courtesy of Adrian Booth

Attercliffe in the East End of Sheffield, and we had been invited by Sheffield City council on the pretext of building a Steam Railway, through the "East End Park" which was situated adjacent to this site. This location was the recently demolished Brown Bayleys steelworks and just to the left of this was their lorry garage, which we had converted into a loco shed. This was to be our base, but you can read more about this sad saga on our History Tab (click on at the top of this page). Apologies in not being able to name everyone on the photo. I don't recognise the guy with glasses and bib and brace overalls, stood at the back or the young lad in the recently acquired unique 06 locos cab, but from left to right on the front row.........................................................

Tony Howard (RIP), Mark Whittlestone, Dave Hardy, Martin Brailsford (now BHESS, Jeff Watts, Glenn Atkinson, Dave ??? and none other on the right hand end, Mr Harold Needle esq!!, before he was famous, or should that be infamous?? (sorry H!). This location became the Don Valley stadium as we discovered to our consternation just a little later, but as mentioned see our history and judge for yourselves how we were treated. Many thanks to Adrian Booth for this unique photo and insight into one of our past homes.

Click on News tab above, to witness,          "Waking from their Slumbers!!"

   Just adding to 08 photos 08244 & 0nwards!

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21/11/20 You Lucky People!! , as Tommy Trinder used to say (Do you remember him?) Okay, ok I'm showing my age, but that's also showing, as I'm locked away at home again, as multifarious OAPs are!! All being well the "Saturday Gang" would have been at Rowsley to day, doing what they do best ,getting dirty, putting the world to rights, and making sure the locos and infrastructure of HST are "Tickety Boo". I suppose I'm getting round to saying that I'm posting again in "John's Blog" column, so watch the space. If anyone has anything Railway related, they would like to submit for the column, please do so, but try to stay on the side of decency, and pieces not involving future litigation, not everyone would agree, but I can ill afford the time to spend behind bars!!

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Restoration progress for 2020  work update

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Videos for Stuarts recordings

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A blast from the past,the entrance to our old site at Meadowhall on the left ,and on the right middle distance is the old Yorkshire Engine Co ,premises,still in use today as a tube maufacturing company

   The 08 Odyssey Continues!

    Please click on the Photographs Tab. Then class 08,       and scroll down to see the fate of later classmates. 

Donations now accepted by Paypal.

To make it easier to donate to the Heritage Shunters Trust we have added a Donate Button below, just click on it and add the appropriate amount in the next window. Many thanks for your generosity.