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  Special Events 2017    
 


Our smaller tank engines, and sometimes visiting engines from other railways
operate on Tank Engine Days, where the railway normally runs the opposite
way round to usual.

Railway Open Weekend is an opportunity to see behind the scenes in areas not
normally open to the public. Visitors also have the chance to be a ‘Driver for a
Fiver’ on one of our steam engines.

Visiting Locomotives Weekend is a new event for 2017. Engines from across the
country will visit Moors Valley Railway, operating both passenger and freight
trains. Come and ride the train behind different engines throughout the day!

Our biggest event of the year is the Grand Summer Steam Gala, where all 
available locomotives will be in steam, in addition to visiting traction engines,
classic cars, a tractor driven saw bench and lots of other exhibits.

Come and see model railways of different gauges at the Model Railway Weekend.
Perhaps you will get some ideas for your own model railway – our model shop
offers a selection of both starter sets and accessories to suit everyone.
We hope you will also have a ride on the railway!

There will be lots of action on the railway during the Autumn Gala with several
MVR engines in steam pulling passenger and freight trains, in addition to some
visiting locos. Rover Tickets will allow passengers access to special service trains.

The Santa Specials are our very popular last event of the year and early
advanced booking is essential. Ride on the train to visit Father Christmas in
his  Railway Grotto, followed by festive refreshments and presents for
everyone! Hot chestnuts roasting and Christmas music all help to create a
wonderful  Christmassy atmosphere! 

 
TANK ENGINE DAY
The naughty tank engines take over
and run the wrong way round.

  Sun 5th February
RAILWAY OPEN WEEKEND
See behind the scenes in areas not
normally open to the public.
  Sat 25th & Sun 26th March
VISITING LOCOMOTIVES WEEKEND
See the visiting engines that come to play alongside
our own locomotives for a weekend of fun.
  Sat 29th & 30th April
GRAND SUMMER GALA
The biggest railway event of the year! Steam engines, traction engines, classic cars, tractors & more!
  Sat 10th & Sun 11th June
MODEL RAILWAY WEEKEND
Lots of layouts to see in the carriage shed.
  Sat 15th & Sun 16th July
AUTUMN GALA
A busy weekend showcasing the railway with an
intensive service, freight trains and visiting engines.
  Sat 16th & Sun 17th September
TANK ENGINE DAY
The naughty tank engines are
back for another takeover.
  Sun 5th November
SANTA SPECIALS
Come and have a ride and visit Father Christmas
in his Railway Grotto! Advance booking is
essential-book early to avoid disappointment
!
  Sat 9th & Sun 10th,
Sat 16th & Sun 17
th December