To commemorate 50 years since the end of southern steam The Watercress Line will have two weekends with Bulleid Pacifics and a fantastic line up of locos, intensive timetable, freight train and real ale bar - don't miss out!
It is believed to be the first time since the end of southern steam that you can see EIGHT Bulleid Pacifics on a railway at one time.
Four guest engines already confirmed:
35006 - Merchant Navy Class - Peninsular and Orient Line
34053 - 'Sir Keith Park' - Battle of Britain Class
34081 - 92 Squadron - Battle of Britain Class
34052 - Lord Dowding - Battle of Britain Class
In addition to the above guest Bulleid locos we have four in restoration that will be on display:
34007 - Wadebridge
35005 - Canadian Pacific
34058 - Sir Frederick Pile
34105 - Swanage
It is hoped to recreate the Bournemouth Belle diverted over the Mid-Hants Line - one of the Channel Island's Tomato Special Freight train ran on the last day of steam pulled Lord Dowding.
Also running will be a permanent-way train which will include a steam crane and some flat wagons with track panels.
There will be a different permutation of trains on each Gala day - timetable to be announced in June
Watercress Line home fleet:
LMS Ivatt Class 2MT - 41312
Class 4MT - 76017
Saturday 1 July 2017
Sunday 2 July 2017
Friday 7 July 2017
Saturday 8 July 2017
Sunday 9 July 2017
The Watercress Line.
Pay for 3 days and get 5 days with a multi-day pass!
Adult multi-day pass (all 5 days) £75
Child multi-day pass (all 5 days) £39
Adult day pass £25
Child day pass (aged 2-16 yrs) £13
Family day pass (2 Adults and 2 Children) £63
Advance tickets include all booking fees and tickets cost the same on the day.
Further information is available on the website www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php?xProd=89
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