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Bendy Engines Gala! Kirklees Light Railway 8th - 9th September.

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by 4073, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. 4073

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    The Friends of the Kirklees Light Railway have now formally announced the line-up for the 7th annual gala weekend on the Kirklees Light Railway. The event takes place on the 8th & 9th September, with the theme for this year’s gala, is "Bendy Engines"! A gathering of the 15" gauge articulated locomotives!

    The stars of this year’s event are:-

    Bush Mills Railway Garratt & Ursuala from our friends at the Perrygrove Railway
    Lady Wakefield & Synolda from our friends at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

    There will be supported by Hawk, Owl, Fox, Jay & Tram engine.

    (All locomotives are subject to availability)

    That gives us a Garratt, Kitson - Meyer, Hiesler, a flexible axle and a Bo - Bo locomotive! - You don't even get this much flexibility in the Top Left Hand Corner of Wales!

    There will be an intensive timetable featuring full line passenger trains and shorter shuttle trains. Multi articulated headers will also feature as well as the legendary last train on the Sunday, the “Shelley or Bust”!!!

    For fans of road steam we will have the splendid Mclaren Steam Roller which is based in Yorkshire which will be taking part in the classic and vintage vehicle display. This display is an eclectic mix of vehicles ranging mini's (the finest car ever produced) to tractors and stationary engines.

    In addition to the trains, David Joy the founding editor of ”Narrow Gauge World” has just completed a book entitled "Engines That Bend". Not only will David’s book be on sale at the railway over the weekend, but David will also be undertaking book signings on Saturday 8th September at 11:00-11:45 and 13:30-14:15.

    For a first this year it will be possible to buy tickets at a discounted rate in advance of the event. This can be done by telephone 01484 865727.

    The advance prices are as follows:-

    Adult Return - £7.00
    Concession Return - £6.00
    Child Return - £5.00
    Family Return - £22.00

    Adult Rover - £10.00
    Concession Rover - £9.00
    Child Rover - £8.00
    Family Rover - £32.00

    These will only be available until 7th September.

    For all enquiries please contact 01484 865727, email info@kirkleeslightrailway.com or visit Friends of the Kirklees Light Railway or www.kirkleeslightrailway.com
     
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    Chris,

    Your excellent and informative posting has got you at least one new visitor. Other railways take note, thats how you do it.
     
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    Well done for posting this on here Chris but Adult returns are actually £8 and a Day rover is £11.
     
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    The Garrett and Ursula have touched down on the Kirklees Light Railway today! And the timetable for the gala is now up on the Friends of the Kirklees Light Railway website and can be see here at http://www.foklr.talktalk.net/timetable 2012.pdf.

    Advance tickets at the prices listed in the first post are still available from our office on 01484 865727, until Friday. The full list of on the day tickets, can be found at Gala Day.
     
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    The Lady Wakefield and Synolda arrived on Thursday and all 4 visiting locos have been out on test trains. And the Garrett has proved itself to be capable of taking 6 coaches to Shelley on the Kirklees long continuous climb!

    The gala is certainly shaping up to be a great weekend!
     
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    Hope you have a busy and trouble free weekend. Keep those engines lubricated, as well as the drivers. It's hot on the footplate of the Garratt!
     
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    I wonder how easy it is to Drive Ursula. It must be more straight forward than Fox or Badger, and Fox was the First Steam engine i drove a couple of Years ago.
     

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