Hi all, The Gwili Steam Railway will be holding an End of Season Gala on Saturday 9th October 2021. Locomotives in use will be: - '4575' Small Prairie No.5526 (visiting until January) - RSH No.7849 'Moorbarrow' (recently overhauled) - Class 03 D2178 The gala will have a busy timetable, featuring double-heading, banking, a demonstration goods train and more. It is planned that the goods will get both a morning and an afternoon trip up the line. The first train is at 1015 from Bronwydd Arms, preceded by a demonstration goods train at 0945. Trains then depart regularly throughout the day. There will also be an evening train with the prairie too (departing at 6pm, back by 8pm), for which normal tickets will be valid. As part of the event, we will also be doing a small celebration to mark 25 years since the Caerphilly Railway Society brought their rolling stock and collection to the Gwili; they have been an important part of the railway ever since. There's also a loose 'Cardi Bach' theme to the event. Although it's not an accurate representation, there will be parts of the day that echo the spirit of the Whitland to Cardigan line in it's last days (with a '4575' prairie and three coaches). The focus of the event will be at Bronwydd Arms. Alongside the shunting/train movements etc, there will be railway society stalls/displays in the carpark (weather permitting). Currently booked are: - Garw Valley Railway - Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway - South Wales Railcar Project - Llanelli & District Model Engineers - Gwili Railway Preservation Society The Llanelli & District Model Engineers are bringing a number of 4" traction engines, which will be in steam around the carpark. There are also one or two other trade stands still to be confirmed. If you've got a society trade or display stand that you'd like to bring along, do get in touch. The gala will also feature the newly opened "Book Shed" at Bronwydd Arms (constructed by the Gwili Railway Preservation Society), which will have a large collection of second-hand railway books available for sale. A (free) online gala programme will be available to download in advance of the event. The working and public timetables will also be available for free, prior to the day. Tickets will be valid on all trains (ie a rover), but at normal fares. These can be pre-booked in advance, although it will not be possible to book a compartment; ie all seats are unreserved. Bookings are not open yet, but will open soon. If you've got any questions, do get in touch. Hope to see you there. Diolch, Phil.