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Shunter Hunter Enthusiast Gala
September 7th & 8th 2019
We have pleasure in announcing our 2019 Gala Events. We always try and put on a good show for you the enthusiasts, and the general public as well. Please remember, that all income raised goes directly to restoring and conserving our unique collection of BR shunters, that can never be rivalled!!
So support us if you can by visiting and travelling on our trains, and enjoying our collection of over 25 locomotives!!
25th & 26th of May 2019 Andrew Wilson Memorial Gala
or Brillo's Bashers Ball
See Amendments Below:
We are going to debut, or re-debut our 14 that has been "off Roster", for at least 8 years, so the Gala will be run with these NINE locos appearing each day from the following list in no particular order;
D2953, D2854, D2139, 03113, D2205, D2284, D2587 & Bigga, and the star of the show D9525,all of course subject to availability
(08016 will operate as the "Thunderbird Loco".)
All trains will operate from the "Cattle Dock" adjacent to, the turntable and run down to our Running Shed. Guided tours will be available. Alternatively, you can wander round the locos in our collection, including both of our sheds,but please don't go across our running line while locos or trains are moving. Please also note we cannot give permission for you to wander around the adjacent Peak Rail storage sidings or their shed.
The trains will be operated in the usual way, two guards vans with at least one loco at each end. At the moment its envisaged that we will be running;
Three locos, then an engine change. Three locos then another engine change, then three locos which will conclude the day. Each set of locos will run at least two full trips.The trains will start at 10.00am prompt. There will be an Intermission around 13.00 for 40 minutes for a break, then trains should start running promptly again, and carry on till around 16.30hrs. During the break, light refreshments will be available in our running shed, where there will be seating and tables available for your use. Of course you may elect to use Peak Rail's facility on the Station, where a full hot menu of meals is offered. If you are travelling on our shuttles when the break is to be taken you, will be forewarned and have the choice of alighting at the cattle dock to use Peak Rail's refreshment facility, or return to alight at our running shed for light refreshments. The Exhibition shed and our yards will be closed for viewing during this time. On the day: Day rover Ticket Price - Adults £16, Seniors and under 16's £14. Online discount price: Adults £14, Seniors and under 16's £13. Single ride (plus visit to our sheds) ticket, Valid Sunday 10am-1pm only. Adults £6, Seniors and under 16's £4.
As a tribute to Andy, who was also an active member of PLEG, which was also dear to his heart, we are offering PLEG members (who were a member as at 31st January 2019) a discount of 25%, making the day rover price for either day £12. To obtain this discount, PLEG membership number must be shown.
We will be handing all customers a wristband and a complimentary souvenir handout ,celebrating Andy Wilson's life which will also incorporate a list of our locos.
Details of Internet bookings for this event will be advised when available.Please look out for further details
7th & 8th of Sept 2019 The Shunter Hunter Enthusiast Gala
Please note; Traction for this Gala,has yet to be decided. You can be assured though, that this will be as varied and interesting as possible .Watch this space for further news .
We have also yet to announce when bookings for these can be taken.
Galas organised by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts