30th Anniversary Gala

3 Sep 2022

Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September 2022.

We've been here for for 30 years! Come Celebrate with us!

As well as 30 years of the railway we will also be celebrating locomotive no. 1001 The Monarchs 90th birthday!

Throughout the weekend will be running an intensive service with trains running approximately every 10-15 minutes. We will be running the original locomotives that the railway had back in the 1990's.

Locomotives rostered to run are:

10 1/4 No. 7 "Sandy River"
7 1/4 No. 4789 "William Baker"
10 1/4 No. 1001 "The Monarch"
7 1/4 No. 10 "Sir Arthur Heywood"
10 1/4 No. D1994 "Eastleigh"
10 1/4 No. 1002 "The Empress" (Thunderbird duty)
We also have guest locomotive "Jason" joining us from The Moors Valley Railway.

NO BOOKING IS REQUIRED. Tickets prices are available on the link below. We highly recommend the purchase of a Day Rover to make the most of your day.

Both Saturday and Sunday we will be opening early and offering a Breakfast special train. These trains will depart Parkway at 09:15 sharp! Each adult ticket purchased for this train shall receive a voucher for a FREE Bacon sandwich and cup of tea.
The Saturday Breakfast special will run as a Lakes Express conducting a 3 mile non-stop run of the railway. Whilst Sundays special shall consist of two trains doing a parallel run to Monks Brook Halt and back. Where you can collect your breakfast from the cafe.
(These trains will be operated on a first come first served basis. No booking is available.)

Saturday only attractions:

From 10:00 onward, William Baker and Eastleigh will be operating a mixed freight service. Picking up passengers from Monks Brook Halt ONLY. These trains will terminate and then departs empty from Parkway.

At 15:00, for the rest of the day we will be double heading Sandy River and Sir Arthur Heywood.

Sunday only attractions: (Don't forget your cameras)

09:15 - As The breakfast special departs Parkway we will be recreating the "Busy Day" painting that we have available for sale in the gift shop.

12:00 - Mixed freight services will be conducted again this time hauled by William Baker and Jason.

16:00 - Four engine special. Sandy River, The Monarch, Sir Arthur Heywood and Eastleigh will conduct a non-stop run around the railway together.

17:00 - All the engines will be gathered around the turntable for a photo shoot where all are welcome to gather to take photographs.


Throughout the weekend. A selection of our locomotives will be on display in platform 3 where everyone will have a chance to have a close up look at them.

Locomotives are subject to mechanical availability. T&C's apply.


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