Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018

The 2018 Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala takes place from Friday 16 March until Sunday 18 March 2018. visiting locomotives this year include –

  • GWR King Class 4-6-0 locomotive 6026 King Edward II. This locomotive was Designed by C. B. Collett and built at GWR Swindon Works in 1930
  • LNER A1 Pacific Class 4-6-2 locomotive 60163 Tornado, in Apple Green
  • Haydock Foundry Bellerophon
  • Thompson LNER B12 4-6-0 No.8572,
  • BR Standard 4MT No.80072
  • S&DJR 7F No. 53808

The Thompson LNER B1 4-6-0 No. 1264 was also due to visit however the The Thompson LNER B1 4-6-0 Locomotive Trust have stated that it could not attend as there is some unexpected maintenance work which needs completing before the Locomotive can be safely used on heritage railways or Network Rail. Consequently the S&DJR 7F 2-8-0 No. 53808 has been hired instead courtesy of West Somerset Railway and Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust. The S&DJR 7f 2-8-0 53808 was built in 1925 and is currently in British Railways black having previously been in Prussian Blue.



On Friday the Resident Engines GWR 1501 and 1750 Double headed the S.L.S Special. GWR 6023 King Edward II, LNER 60163 Tornado, S&DJR 53808, Belleraphon and Thompson LNER B-12 4-6-0 no 8572 were also all in steam. The visiting engines will all be in steam alongside the Severn Valley Railway home fleet which currently includes

GWR Manor class No 7802 4-6-0 Bradley Manor
GWR 28xx Class freight Locomotive No 2857
EX Port Talbot GWR 813
GWR 17xx class 1750
15xx class Pannier Tank1501