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2021 Galas

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Paul.Uni, Jun 21, 2020.

  1. Paul.Uni

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    As railways are starting to postpone events into 2021, I thought it might be useful to list the events in one thread. So far the events planned, subject to Covid, are:
    1st-2nd January - Epping Ongar Railway New Year Steam Days https://www.eorailway.co.uk/events/new-year-steam-days/
    9th-10th January - Battlefield Line Winter Warmer Gala https://www.battlefieldline.co.uk/events.html
    20th March - Statfold Barn Railway Enthusiast Day – Quarry Hunslet 150 https://www.statfold.com/event-details/enthusiast-day-150-years-of-the-quarry-hunslet
    20th March - Spa Valley Railway Class 20 and 31 Running Weekend https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/product.php?xProd=248
    18th April - Amberley Museum Spring Industrial Trains https://www.amberleymuseum.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Amberley-Museum-Events-List-2020-21.pdf
    22nd-25th April - West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala - “Western Standards”
    8th-9th May - Corris Railway Gala Weekend with visit of Corris No. 4 from Talyllyn https://www.corris.co.uk/news/press-releases/announcing-a-special-centenary-celebration/
    14th-16th May 2021 - Talyllyn Railway - 70th Anniversary Celebrations https://www.corris.co.uk/news/press-releases/announcing-a-special-centenary-celebration/
    10th-13th June - West Somerset Railway Diesel Gala - “Vintage Diesels to the Seaside III”
    12th June - Statfold Barn Railway Enthusiast Day – Trangkil 50 https://www.statfold.com/event-details/enthusiast-day-trangkil-50
    12th-13th June - Bala Lake Railway Bala Rerailed https://bala-lake-railway.co.uk/events/rerailed/
    12th-13th June 2021 - Talyllyn Railway Gala with No. 7 from Corris https://www.corris.co.uk/news/press-releases/announcing-a-special-centenary-celebration/
    18th-20th June - Ffestiniog Railway Fairlie Eventful https://www.festrail.co.uk/news_and_events_item/june-19th-21st-fairlie-eventful/
    6th-8th August - Bluebell Railway 60th Anniversary gala
    30th September - 3rd October - West Somerset Railway Autumn Steam Gala - “Great Western Region”
    2nd-18th October - Mid Norfolk Railway Flying Scotsman visit to the MNR https://www.mnr.org.uk/events
    29th-30th December- West Somerset Railway Winter Steam Festival – “A branch line in winter”
     
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    Thank you for this thread. a great help for planning a trans-atlantic trip
     
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    At the WSR we have announced our gala dates today:

    Spring Steam Gala – “Western Standards” - Thursday 22nd and Sunday 25th April 2021
    Diesel Gala - “Vintage Diesels to the Seaside 111” - Thursday 10th and Sunday 13th June 2021
    Autumn Steam Gala – “Great Western Region” - Thursday 30th September and Sunday 3rd October 2021
    Winter Steam Festival – “A branch line in winter” - Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th December 2021
     
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    Isle of Wight Railway 2021 events https://iwsteamrailway.co.uk/events/

    Includes:
    • Island Heritage Train Day: 18th April (Calbourne & goods train), 16th May (Newport & goods train), 20th June (Newport & 'Pull Push' set), 25th July (IWR carriage no. 10 in use), 15th August (IWR carriage no. 10 in use), 19th September (Newport & goods train) & 17th October (Ryde Pier Tram in use).
    • 50th Anniversary Gala: 4th-6th June (featuring 4 locos including Calbourne, Newport and a guest loco).
     
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    ASG clashes with the WSR ASG (if it goes ahead).
     
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    We ran one this year...cant see why we shouldn't next?

    Sent from my SM-A405FN using Tapatalk
     
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    Depends on what happens doesn't it.
     
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    I notice the Dean Forest Railway have put up on the booking half of their website that every Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday will be a steam day from the middle of March until early November 2021.

    The only exception to the above is the weekend of Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th October, which has been left blank.

    Saturday 23rd October 1971 was the first DFR Society open day at Parkend, so 2021 is the 50th anniversary of that weekend, so I expect they plan to hold a gala event in commemoration.

    A three day October 2020 gala was planned to mark the 50th year anniversary of the society being formed, but covid had other ideas.
     
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    Severn Valley Railway, advance notice :

    • Spring Gala - 15th - 18th April

    • Spring Diesel Festival -13th - 16th May

    • Autumn Steam Gala - 16th - 19th September

    • Autumn Diesel Gala – 30th September - 3rd October

    • Season Finale Gala – 5th - 7th November
     
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    Bluebells dates. (Based on memory, someone can correct me if I am wrong on a few)

    Easter holidays - Brickworks
    May - Beer festival (tbc date)
    19th/20th June - Road meets Rail
    26th/27th June - Model Railway Weekend
    July - Diesel Gala (tbc date)
    6-8 August - 60+1 Anniversary gala
    September - Beer festival
    24th-26th September - Giants of Steam
    30th-31st October - Halloween.
     
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    You've got a good memory!

    Brickworks - 2nd - 11th April
    7 - 8 August - 60 plus 1 gala

    from the leaflet I saw. Plus Open Air Live Music and other events at selected times through the year.

    Tom
     
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