Summer Steam Gala - 28th, 29th, 30th June 2019


  • Austerity/J94 Swiftsure No 75008
  • BR Standard Class 4 - 2-6-4 Tank 80078
  • LNER Q6 No. 63395 (2238) thanks to North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG) and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
  • GWR Pannier Tank 9466 thanks to JJP Holdings South West Ltd and the West Somerset Railway

All locomotives are subject to availability and essential maintenance

25th June 2019Thanks to JJP Holdings South West Ltd and the West Somerset Railway, 9466 will be visiting for the weekend.

24th June 2019 - We are pleased to announce that LNER Q6 No. 63395 will be visiting us from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway thanks to the North Eastern Locomotive Preservation Group (NELPG). For 2019, the locomotive has been repainted in original livery and number 2238. We believe this is the first time for Norfolk. Archive photo taken by Ian McDonald. The Q6 loco has been very recently seen on Channel 5’s #yorkshiresteamrailway programme and the MNR is very grateful to the NYMR volunteers for their help.​

23rd June 2019 - We have recently been made aware of an issue with Network Rail being unable to gauge and path the locomotives to the Mid-Norfolk Railway in time for next weekends Steam Gala, despite both locos having been to us before. At this late stage, we can confirm that neither Union of South Africa nor the Duchess of Sutherland will be able to attend. You will appreciate that this has come as a huge  disappointment to us also, however, the organisers have been busy talking with other Railways and owners to see if we are able to source other visitors for the event. We are pleased to confirm that we believe two replacement steam locomotives have been found, and a further confirmation will be hopefully posted on Monday. Thank you for your understanding at this time.

Saturday & Sunday - Yaxham Light Railway

Over the weekend, the Yaxham Light Railway opens its gates to the public for a special weekend of Driver for a Fiver. Change at Yaxham for the Light Railway, see timetable below for details. Further information on their Facebook page.

Sunday - Hardingham Fête

On Sunday 30th June, we are additionally calling at privately-owned Hardingham station, times below, with free bus connections to the Hardingham Fête. Further information about the Hardingham Fête and their bus service is available at - A Hardingham return fare is available, see timetable below for information.

Weekend Timetable

To be confirmed as soon as we have confirmed guest locomotive arrangements.

2019 Gala Fares - All available from our Dereham and Wymondham Abbey station ticket offices on the day. Online tickets are available below for a discounted price until the end of Thursday.

Rovers include travel between
Worthing/Hoe, Dereham,
Thuxton & Wymondham Abbey
Over 16s
Under 5s
Aged 5-15
2 adults
3 children
Members of the
Mid-Norfolk Railway
Preservation Trust
1 Day Rover
Valid on all trains for one day
£25 FREE £15 £50 £15
Event Pass
Valid on all trains on all three days
£45 FREE £25 £90 £25
Platform Ticket
Not valid for travel on any trains
£5 FREE £5 £10 FREE
Last Train Return
Valid for the last return trip of the day
from Dereham or Wymondham Abbey
£15 FREE £10 £30 £10
Sunday Hardingham Fête Return
Valid on Hardingham stopping trains only for
one return trip from Dereham or Wymondham Abbey
£15 FREE £10 £30 £10
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Summer Steam Gala 2019 - 1 Day Rover
This online ticket allows one-day's travel on all of the trains on the date chosen. For informati..
£25.00 £23.00
Summer Steam Gala 2019 - Event Pass
This online ticket allows up to three day's travel on all of the trains over the weekend. For inf..
£45.00 £43.00