Steam Gala October 2015 – updated 14/10/15
Steam Gala Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October
PLUS evening Fish & Chip Steam Specials on Friday evening, 23rd October AND Beerex evening trains on Saturday
Come and join us for an unforgettable weekend with plenty of steam trains!
Your Autumn Steam Gala timetable (uploaded 14 Oct) can be download here Friday Evening Saturday Sunday please keep checking this page for updates and follow us on Facebook and Twitter where information will also be posted.
There will be plenty going on all weekend, starting with Friday evening trains which include a pre-bookable Fish & Chips special train, The Frying Scotsman. More information on booking your place on the Fish and Chips Special Trains is available here, book early it’s a sell-out every time!
All weekend there will be an on train buffet serving snacks and real ale. Trains run all day Saturday and Sunday with evening trains on the Saturday evening to relax and enjoy a real ale on the move.
Saturday or Sunday Day Rover
Adult Day Rover ticket £25.00 Child Day Rover ticket £10.00
Concession Day Rover ticket £23.00 Family day Rover ticket £65.00
Saturday Day Rover tickets are also valid on Saturday evening trains.
Two Day Rover (Sat & Sun)
2-day Adult Day Rover £40.00 2-day Child Day Rover £15.00
2-day Conc Day Rover £38.00 2-day Family Day Rover £110.00
Two Day Rover tickets are also valid on Friday and Saturday evening trains.
EVENING TRAINS Friday or Saturday
Adult £10 Concs £9
Child £6 Family (2+3) £28
Saturday Day Rover tickets (see above) are valid on the Saturday evening trains and two day rover tickets are valid on Friday and Saturday evening trains.
Please note; pre-booked tickets including a meal on our Fish and chips specials are now fully booked, however, anybody can travel on these Friday evening trains in the non-reserved coaches.
One return journey on Saturday or Sunday’s trains
Adult £10 Concs £9
Child £6 Family (2+3) £28
Your locomotives for the weekend are :
Our special guest, Furness Railway No’20
Our first confirmed guest for the Gala is the 152 year old Furness Railway No’20 which will be making its first visit to Scotland for the Gala weekend. Although we don’t own any matching period stock we intend to run No’20 with our two restored Caledonian Coaches over the course of the weekend. A rare chance to run in these beautifully restored coaches behind an equally beautifully restored Victorian loco.
Morayshire, BR no 62712
The Gala will be 62712’s “Morayshire” last Gala appearance before sadly being withdrawn for overhaul. Morayshire an ever popular loco with visitors and crews alike will work the evening Beer ex’s on the Saturday night along with other trains throughout the weekend and hopefully have a fond farewell in a true gala style.
NCB No.7 (WD 75254)
War Department J94 No’ 75254,
National Coal Board J94 No’19
As well as National Coal Board (Kinneil colliery) No’6
Guest Loco LMS Black 5 44871 is making a welcome return visit on Sunday to Bo’ness courtesy of Ian Riley and subject to availability – most appreciated. It is seen here in October 1990 outside the Bo’ness Signalbox.
More at Bo’ness
Enjoy the site at Bo’ness via the new Visitor Trail, starting beside the Model Railway display at Bo’ness,a popular attraction for visitors young and old, and ending at The Museum of Scottish Railways, Scotland’s largest railway museum. Take a fantastic journey into the past and explore three large buildings filled with locomotives, carriages, wagons and other railway artefacts. Discover how railways transformed the lives of our ancestors. There is plenty to keep everyone entertained. See Scotland’s only Royal Saloon coach, learn why the fish van has a sloping floor, come face to face with a mechanical horse and much more. Our Station Buffet will be open on both days for breakfast (served until 11.30am) hot and cold drinks, snacks and full meals. There is plenty of free on site parking.
Download the timetables above when available and find out times, locomotives, stock and which platform the trains leave from so you don’t miss a thing. Please note that whilst we endeavour to run to the published timetable, the SRPS reserve the right to change parts of the timetable at any point due to unforeseen circumstances.
To be confirmed
- Discount vouchers, complimentary tickets, Annual membership cards & vouchers and other discount passes are valid for one return journey only. However Premier Life membership cards ARE valid on any train.
- Please note that details are subject to change owing to weather conditions and operational needs.
“This hidden gem is only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh. The staff are really friendly and looked after us as we boarded a beautiful steam train, we saw heritage diesels too. The sights, smells and sounds really took us back in time. After a browse around the excellent Museum of Scottish Railways and a bite to eat in the Station Buffet we all agreed we would recommend it to everyone and we would definitely be back.”
Mr P Gray, Falkirk
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The Scottish Railway Preservation Society
Operators of Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway and Museum of Scottish Railways
Scottish Charity No. SC002375