Railways at Work Gala – 14th and 15th August 2021

Our Railways at Work Gala will take place on 14th and 15th August 2021.

Ahead of the return of our full gala programme later this year, Railways at Work provides and interesting and varied display of how goods and passengers travelled the country in the golden years of railways, with five steam locomotives, two diesel locos, and our diesel railcar in action.


The event features:

- Railway Reenactors

- Busy Timetable of Passenger and Goods Trains

- The Country’s Largest Collection Of Heritage Rail-Freight Vehicles

- British Railways Road Vehicles

- Wagon Loading/Unloading

- Turntable Demonstrations

- A Fully Interactive Experience


Five steam locomotives, two diesel locos, and our diesel railcar are due to be operating at Railway at Work.

Stanier Class 5 45305 "Alderman A.E. Draper"
In the loco's final year before overhaul
British Railways Standard Class 5 73156
GWR Modified Hall 6990 "Witherslack Hall" Stanier Class 8 48305
Hudswell Clarke "Austerity" 0-6-0 68067 English Electric Type 1 D8098
Sulzer Type 2 D5185 Metro Cammell Diesel Railcar



Our all day runabout fares for Railway at Work are as follows:

Adult  £22

Child £11

Family (2 Adults and up the 3 children) £45

Family (1 Adult and up to 3 Children) £35


Tickets may be purchased online or on the day at our Booking Offices.



The full Working Timetable for Railways at Work will be published here during the first week of August 2021.


Further details

Further details on the event will be added very soon. Please check back in early August for the very latest additions.



All locomotives and attractions appear subject to availability and are subject to change without prior notice. Passengers are conveyed in accordance with our conditions of carriage.

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