MIXED TRACTION GALA - 29th and 30th october 2022
Showcase event for GWSR's diesel and steam fleets
Back by popular demand!
Whatever your interest - plenty of action on the GWSR!
Class 55 'Deltic' no. 55019 will be the star of the diesel traction operating over the Mixed Traction Gala. Here the locomotive is seen heading away from Gotherington on 23 August 2022 (Picture Jack Boskett)
2021 saw the GWSR returning to operation following the strictures of lockdowns and restricted operation ... and to celebrate, the railway staged its first big 'mixed traction' event in October with four steam locomotives, four diesel and a DMU: in fact the best that the railway has to offer. The event firmly pointed to the future: not only had the railway survived but it was in good health and looking to a bright welcoming visitors back.
So successful was the event that by popular demand, it's happening again!
It follows much the same formula as last year. Not only an intensive timetable with steam, diesel, double-heading, non-stop, top-and tailing and a goods train, but both the David Page locomotive works at Toddington and the Winchcombe Carriage & Wagon Works will throw their doors open for a rare look 'behind the scenes. Plenty of refreshments, free car parking (except at Broadway), preservation society stands and plenty to do - put the date in your diary now!
29th and 30th October 2022
Tickets are now on sale so book up now to enjoy all that the GWSR can offer over a packed weekend: East Coast, West Coast, South Coast and Great Western - all meet in the Cotswolds!
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Booking Office now open
Another 'Deltic' Day!
The event will feature two of the most powerful locomotives from both the steam and diesel camps: Class 55 'Deltic' no. 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier and Merchant Navy pacific no. 35006 Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. Each was a champion of the crack express services on their respective lines: The Class 55 ably handling non-stop services between Kings Cross and Edinborough such as the 'Flying Scotsman'; while the Merchant Navy hauled services between Waterloo and the West Country such as the 'Atlantic Coast Express'
Are you a preservation group? Book a stand now: it's free!
There is the opportunity for preservation groups to take a space in the David Page shed at Toddington for the weekend event. More information here: and you can download an application form, too.