Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala 2011

This years Annual Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala takes place between the 23rd 24th and 25th September 2011. Visiting Locomotives this year will be.

  • The sole surviving Caledonian Railway, 0-6-0 Class 812 No. 828 Designed by John F McIntosh
  • GWR Castle class 5029 Nunney Castle Was due to visit but has been withdrawn and will now be replaced by GWR 5101 clas No 4160 from the West Somerset Railway.
  •  British Rail 9f class 2-10-0 No 92212
  • LNER A1 Class No 60163 Tornado in Brunswick Green
  • GWR King class no 6024 King Edward

Whilst I was down there I trevelled behind 6024 King Edward going to Highley, and 60163 Tornado coming back. Which was an experience.  n addition The Book Shops at both Bridgnorth and Highley Station were open, a Miniature Railway Layout was running at Hampton Loade Station and the trains were running all Friday Night/Saturday Morning. The Workshop and Boiler Shop at Bridgnorth Station are also open to the public, so visitors had a rare opportunity to see Locomotives which are mid-way through being restored.

Representing the home fleet this year will be locomotives which may include:

  • Recently restored GWR 2800 Class 2-8-0 Freight locomotive No 2857
  • GWR Large Prairie no 5164
  • GWR Small Prairie no 4566
  • GWR 7812 “Erlestoke Manor”
  • Ivatt Class 2 no 46443
  • Stanier Mogul no 42968
  • Ivatt Class 4 no 43106 (AKA The Flying Pig).

The Engine House, Visitor & Education Centre will also be open at Highley, so visitors will also have a chance to see locomotives such as LMR 2-10-0 no 600 Gordon, GWR 4930 Hagley Hall and Stanier 8f no 48773