Steam Gala

Events > 2019 > March > Steam Gala

About this event:

Created by Dean Mortlock

East Somerset Railway, Cranmore

Steam, smoke and lots of oily parts!

Passenger trains, freight, brake vans and tankers create the complete steam atmosphere.

Throughout this weekend the East Somerset Railway showcase their rolling stock, to give you a vision of life before modern technology. Ride in the brake van, watch the shunting, or sit in comfort in a vintage carriage all day if you like! The Day Rover Ticket allows you access to all this, as well as visiting the Engine Shed and Workshop to fulfil your need for steam. Talk to the staff and see how passionate they are about their trains and the bygone era of steam.

Driver for a Tenner will be running from the Engine Shed and you will get the opportunity to drive a lovely diesel locomotive, an experience not to be missed.

The Miniature Railway will be operating alongside the main line so get a different perspective (£1 fare). Here you can enjoy a rest in the picnic area, which is adjacent to the main line.

The Whistlestop Cafe will be serving hot and cold food, cakes and refreshments all day.


Passenger trains 11.10am, 12.05pm, 2.00pm, 3.55pm

Goods Trains 10.10am, 1.05pm, 3.00pm.

The 3pm train on both days will be a double header with 5637 & 46447!

Standard Ticket prices apply. Visit for full ticket options.

Brake van trips on the Goods trains are on a first come first served basis and are included in the price of your ticket.

Both ex-GWR 0-6-2T 5637 and Ivatt 2-6-0 46447 will be in operation, subject to availability.

CRANMORE – East Somerset Railway
March 23-24
£9 (Advance Adult) / £7 (Advance Child)