Ribble Steam Railway Winter Steam Gala weekend February 12th, 2013 admin Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments The Ribble Steam Railway, based on Preston’s Riversway Docklands, is holding its Winter Steam Gala this weekend, 16th – 17th February. This year there will be two engines visiting for the event, and four engines will be in steam together on both days, hauling passenger and goods trains on the dock and riverside line. The railway’s two popular locomotives, Walkden (built in 1944) and John Howe (built in 1908) will be joined by two small tank engines from other railways. Agecroft No. 1, which is usually based at the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, is the twin of the Ribble’s own Agecroft No. 2, and although the latter engine is not currently in working order the opportunity is being taken to line them up alongside each other for the first time in many years on Saturday evening. Ferrybridge No. 3 is very similar to the Ribble’s John Howe, having been built by the same company, albeit nearly half a century later in 1954, and has travelled all the way from the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in Wirksworth, Derbyshire to take part. The gala has something for everyone, with non-stop action from 10:15am until 4pm on both days, and many trains double-headed. From 5:30pm until 7:30pm on the Saturday evening, there will be a photo shoot featuring a lineup of all the engines, including Agecroft No. 2, giving photographers the unique opportunity to experience the atmosphere of a steam engine shed at night – something different for all the enthusiasts out there! Places are limited, and tickets priced at £10 each can be purchased from the booking office during the day on Saturday. The railway will be running a 1950’s railbus giving rides on Half-term Wednesday – see www.ribblesteam.org.uk for full details Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!