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Royal Forest of Steam Gala

The Royal Forest of Steam returns for 2019!

Our steam extravaganza will take place on Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June, with up to 4 locomotives in steam.

We are pleased to welcome BR 'Large Prairie' no. 5199 from the Llangollen Railway, the first time any member of this class has visited the DFR in steam! Built in 1934, no. 5199 ended her British Rail career at Gloucester Horton Road in 1963 before being returned to working order in North Wales 40 years later.

Visiting locomotives will be accompanied by our home fleet of locomotives:

- Ex-GWR 'Small Prairie' no. 5541
- LMR 'Austerity' no. WD152 "Rennes"

This year, visitors will have the exclusive opportunity to visit the locomotive restoration shed, where the DFLGs twin Pannier tanks no. 9681 and 9682 will be on display for the first time. No. 9681 is due to return to steam later in 2019. It may also be possible to view overhaul progress on 14xx no. 1466, from the Didcot Railway Centre.

If that's not enough, for just £10, you can take control of a full-size steam locomotive at Norchard Low Level station! Truly an opportunity not to be missed.

Further attractions include:
- Freight trains
- Double-headers
- Intensive timetable
- Traction engine display
- Model railway display

All locomotives and attractions are subject to availability; more information will be available soon!

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£19.50 Royal Forest of Steam Gala - Friday/Saturday Evening Explorer Ticket On Friday 15th June 2018 at 18:00, hop aboard our 1948 Hawksworth Saloon for a unique evening trip along the entire 4.25 miles of the Dean Forest Railway, all the way from the...

On Friday 15th June 2018 at 18:00, hop aboard our 1948 Hawksworth Saloon for a unique evening trip along the entire 4.25 miles of the Dean Forest Railway, all the way from the Network Rail boundary to Parkend headshunt. These are lines that are not normally used for passenger services, so this is an exclusive opportunity and we expect tickets to sell fast!

Your ticket will include a cold buffet provided by the DFR Cafe, as well as the opportunity to disembark from the train and take photographs at points of interest. It will be hauled by visiting locomotive, Ivatt 2MT no. 41312. Not to be missed!

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The Royal Forest of Steam returns for 2019!

Our steam extravaganza will take place on Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June, with up to 4 locomotives in steam.

We are pleased to welcome BR 'Large Prairie' no. 5199 from the Llangollen Railway, the first time any member of this class has visited the DFR in steam! Built in 1934, no. 5199 ended her British Rail career at Gloucester Horton Road in 1963 before being returned to working order in North Wales 40 years later.

Visiting locomotives will be accompanied by our home fleet of locomotives:

- Ex-GWR 'Small Prairie' no. 5541
- LMR 'Austerity' no. WD152 "Rennes"

This year, visitors will have the exclusive opportunity to visit the locomotive restoration shed, where the DFLGs twin Pannier tanks no. 9681 and 9682 will be on display for the first time. No. 9681 is due to return to steam later in 2019. It may also be possible to view overhaul progress on 14xx no. 1466, from the Didcot Railway Centre.

If that's not enough, for just £10, you can take control of a full-size steam locomotive at Norchard Low Level station! Truly an opportunity not to be missed.

Further attractions include:
- Freight trains
- Double-headers
- Intensive timetable
- Traction engine display
- Model railway display

All locomotives and attractions are subject to availability; more information will be available soon!

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