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May 14
Sat 14 May 2022 Sun 15 May 2022

95th Anniversary Steam and Diesel Gala

The “95th Anniversary” Steam and Diesel Gala will be taking place on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th May 2022. For this event all available RH&DR steam locomotives will be in service plus diesels J B Snell and Shelagh of Eskdale, which is on long-term loan from the Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway.

Check out the timetable here: https://www.rhdr.org.uk/images/public-timetables-14th-5th-may-2022-updated-15.04.2022.pdf

95th Anniversary Gala Loco turns: https://www.rhdr.org.uk/images/95th-anniversary-gala-public-locomotive-turns.pdf

Trains will be running continuously throughout the weekend, starting Saturday morning and running through the night ending on Sunday evening. With a mix of passenger & freight services there will be plenty of things to keep you occupied during the day and night. Keep an eye out on our website nearer the Gala, for both the Public and Enthusiasts timetables.

This year’s visiting engines are

  • River Irt from our friends at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Co.Ltd 🚂

This loco - previously named Muriel - is also celebrating 95 years since it was given a new locomotive-type boiler and at the same time the frames were extended for the rear truck, a small cab and a 6-wheel tender were added in place of the side-tanks.

  • Katie from our friends at Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Co.Ltd 🚂

Katie is an 0-4-0 steam tank locomotive and was built in 1896 by the engineer Sir Arthur Heywood for use on the Duke of Westminster’s private railway at his Eaton Hall estate, Cheshire.

Stay and play - weekend tickets are now available for £45 per adult saving £3.00.

Want to travel in style? ‘Gladys’ our Bar Car, will be available to hire for both days individually, via our auction.

All times, locomotive turns and event details are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Buy tickets here.



The RHDR reserves the right to alter of cancel any of the services without notice.


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