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2024 Gala Dates

Upcoming gala's at Bodmin Railway

Get ready for our Branch Line Gala and China Clay Gala

Branch Line Gala – 25th and 26th of May

📣Kids Travel Free ALL Weekend
We are excited to reveal our plans for our Branch Line Gala which will take place during the last weekend of May! 💥 Our ‘Spring Steam’ gala has had a refresh to become the Branch Line Gala. This now accurately reflects this year’s plans. With more offerings than ever before, we’re confident this gala weekend will be the best yet!
➤ Workshop Tours – Have the opportunity to find out what’s inside our workshop, which locos are being overhauled, and all the latest information on our current ongoing projects. Guided workshop tours will be offered throughout both days.
➤ Get up-close to the locos – We will have a number of locomotives on display, in which you will be able to get up-close, take photos, and step on the footplates. On the static display, we will have:
– Beattie Well Tank No. 30587
– Bagnall 0-4-0 Saddle Tank No. 3058 ‘Alfred’
– Bagnall 0-4-0 Saddle Tank No. 2962 ‘No. 19’
– GWR ‘8750’ Class 0-6-0 Pannier Tank No. 4612
➤ Intensive Timetable – Home loco GWR small prairie tank will be hauling our service set. With the BR Class 121 ‘Bubble car’ No. 121020 also offering rides up and down the line. Opportunities to ride behind Bagnall 0-4-0 Saddle Tank No. 2572 ‘Judy’ in a brake van, within station limits but also up and down the line.
➤ Kids Activities – Gala-specific activity sheets will be free to all children who visit over the weekend! 

Kids go free for the entire weekend – with free activity sheets too, guaranteed fun for all the family.


Timetable to be released soon! 

China Clay Gala – 7th and 8th of September

Celebrate our china clay heritage at Bodmin Railway with our China Clay Gala. A mixed-traction event, expect to see engines in steam and our diesel home fleet out and about. Something for everyone and not one to miss!


Diesel Gala – 28th and 29th of September

Our last gala weekend of the year, filled with purely diesel locomotives. Expect to see Class 47 and 50 out and about, with the chance of CDA Wagons and brake van rides.


Please note that all of our galas may be subject to change, due to unforeseen engineering or operational issues.