Steam Gala & Railway Exhibition marks the 80th Anniversary

Between the 30 April and the 1st May 2017, the we hosted a very special Railway Exhibition and Steam Gala to Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This event aimed to celebrate our light railway's 90th anniversary and to mark the completion of a local community project to complete a major restoration of the railway. The event also brought together exhibits from across the United Kingdom, local model engineering clubs and societies to showcase miniature and model railways with a special exhibition, as well as live steam train rides around the grounds of The Downs Malvern in the heart of the Malvern Hills. This event was a non-profit event and exclusively to bring together the local community and our wider community. Over 700 single and full ticket were sold across the three days for entrance to the exhibition hall and rides on our light railway.

For this event we had in access of 15 locomotives either running or on display, a steam roller, showman engines, and model railways of various sizes. The oldest exhibit dated as far back as the 1890s. The Downs Malvern very kindly gave us exclusive access to their Memorial Hall to house the indoor exhibition - without it the event would not have happened.

Between the 30 April and the 1st May 2017, the we hosted a very special Railway Exhibition and Steam Gala to Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This event aimed to celebrate our light railway's 90th anniversary and to mark the completion of a local community project to complete a major restoration of the railway. The event also brought together exhibits from across the United Kingdom, local model engineering clubs and societies to showcase miniature and model railways with a special exhibition, as well as live steam train rides around the grounds of The Downs Malvern in the heart of the Malvern Hills. This event was a non-profit event and exclusively to bring together the local community and our wider community. Over 700 single and full ticket were sold across the three days for entrance to the exhibition hall and rides on our light railway.

For this event we had in access of 15 locomotives either running or on display, a steam roller, showman engines, and model railways of various sizes. The oldest exhibit dated as far back as the 1890s. The Downs Malvern very kindly gave us exclusive access to their Memorial Hall to house the indoor exhibition - without it the event would not have happened.

We were extremely grateful for the support of the following community groups or businesses

  •     Templeford O Gauge Model Railway
  •     Herefordshire Model Engineers
  •     Worcester & District Model Engineers
  •     Stephenson Locomotive Society
  •     Worcester N Gaugers
  •     Downian Society
  •     Bitish Steam Icons
  •     Herefordshire O Gauge
  •     Princess Locomotive Trust
  •     Avonvale Model Engineering Group
  •     Alan Keef Limited
  •     Warley Model Club
  •     Cradley Heath Model Railway Club
  •     Abbotswood

We are very grateful for our special guest:


We are very grateful for the private exhibits and support from:

  •     Bill Hunt
  •     James Nutty
  •     Mike Thompson
  •     Martin Green
  •     Hanspeter and Susi Landenberger
  •     Andrew Walton
  •     Matt Nunn
  •     John Hall-Craggs
  •     Christopher Fincken
  •     Nick Dodson

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