Steam Gala 2024 Timetable released

29th February, 2024 by Simon Bending

Lady of Legend

With Steam Gala 2024 taking place in just over two weeks, the East Somerset Railway is excited to release our timetable for both days!

This years Steam Gala marks 50 years since the East Somerset Railway re-opened to passengers as a heritage railway under the watchful eye of wildlife artist and railway enthusiast David Shepherd. 

To celebrate this momentous milestone, Steam Gala 2024 will be the first time the public can visit David Shepherd's model railway - a section of which has been newly installed at Cranmore Station. 

The East Somerset Railway will also be welcoming visiting locomotive - GWR Lady of Legend who will take centre stage alongside No. 4116 and No. 46447.

Lady Nan will also be on hand doing Driver for a Tenner - a cracking opportunity to have ago on a steam engine under the watchful guide of the East Somerset Railway's volunteers.

Time Table:

1000 - 2999

1055 - 4110

1140 - 2999

1230 - 46447 

1330 - 4110

1425 - 46447 & 4110 (Double headed out, top and tail back - 4110 leads return trip)

1520 - 46447 & 2999 (Double headed, 46447 leads outward, 2999 leads return)

1610 - 2999 & 4110 (Double Headed, 2999 leads return)


Goods trips will shuttle from Cranmore station to the engine shed at the following times:

1040 - 46447

1410 - 2999

The East Somerset Railway would also like to thank CES Mayflower and James Bell who have kindly organised a shuttle bus service from Frome Railway Station and Shepton Mallet Cenotaph. We are incredibly greatful for the opportunity to welcome more people to our Steam Gala 2024 who are not able to rely on private car transport. This service is included with any Steam Gala 2024 ticket and the timetable can be found on the events page on our website.

Its looking like it will be an increibly special weekend and we are looking forward to kicking off the steaming season!

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