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Spring Steam Gala

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    48624 Spring Steam Gala
    Spring Steam Train

    Steaming into the new year

    Lostock Hall Motive Power Depot in the 1950’s, a locomotive shed near Preston that served the needs of the North West, providing steam locomotives that served the nation to deliver passengers and goods.

    This spring, you would be forgiven for thinking the ELR had become Lostock Hall for a weekend and indeed, you would be right as the curtain raises on Bury’s very own Lostock Hall event. A theatre of steam awaits both young and old as up to 7 engines take to the stage to provide a show that will take many back to their childhood and tell a story to others.

    A southern interloper will be attendance throughout the weekend in the form of the mighty ‘City of Wells’ that could have perhaps worked north from London on a Locomotive Club of Britain railtour…

    Let your imagination run riot, anything could have happened, however one thing’s for sure, Lostock Hall will be remembered for its collection of Black Fives, 8F’s and many other workhorses that will be starring at the Spring Steam Gala…

    The line up includes:

    Special guests:

    • Ex-LMS Class 8F 2-8-0 No.48624 (Courtesy of the Great Central Railway and 48624 locomotive company)
    • Ex-LMS Stanier ‘Black Five’ No.45212 (Ian Riley subject to availability)
    • Ex-LMS Stanier ‘Black Five’ No.45407 (Ian Riley subject to availability)
    • BR Standard Four No.76084 (Courtesy of the 76084 locomotive company)

    Along with a supporting cast of:

    • Ex-SR Light Bullied Pacific No. 34092 “City of Wells”
    • LMS Hughes Fowler Crab 2-6-0 No. 13065
    • EX-L&Y A Class 0-6-0 No. 52322

    The event will also feature a Transport Collectors' Fair held at Bury Transport Museum. Browse stalls full of memorabillia and souvenirs celebrating Britain's transport heritage!

    If you would like to exhibit a stall at the Transport Collectors Fair please fill out this form.

    Tickets and Prices

    Online Ticket Prices

    Beat the queues and SAVE 10% by booking your gala tickets online. Our exclusive online discounts are displayed in the table below:

      Adult Concession Child Family
    One Day Rover £24.00 £22.00 £15.00 £63.00
    Two Day Rover £41.00 £39.00 £27.00 N/A
    Three Day Rover £50.00 £49.00 N/A N/A


    Discounted advanced tickets will be taken off sale 24 hours before the start of an event, the below tickets will be available from manned stations on the day.

    On-the-Day Ticket Prices

    The below Rover Tickets will replace all standard travel fares across the weekend.

      Adult Concession Child Family
    One Day Rover £27.00 £24.00 £16.50 £70.00
    Two Day Rover £46.00 £43.00 £30.00 N/A
    Three Day Rover £59.00 £54.00 N/A N/A

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