Two visiting steam locos to attend Rail Gala

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Not one but two visiting steam locos are set to attend this year’s Rail Gala at Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre on the weekend Saturday July 12 and Sunday July 13.

Bagnall ‘Wendy’ and quarry Hunslet ‘Cloister’, both owned by the Hampshire Narrow Gauge Trust, are scheduled to visit the South of England’s premier narrow gauge event.

They will be in operation along with resident Bagnalls ‘Peter’ and ‘Polar Bear’.

With model layouts and trade stands coupled with the intensive operation of the large Amberley collection of industrial equipment by Amberley’s Super Friendly Rail Group, this promises to be a weekend to remember.

Amberley Museum is a 36 acre site set in the South Downs National Park dedicated to industrial heritage, with communications and electricity exhibition halls, working printshop, stationary engines, lime kilns and more.

Visitors can take a ride on the narrow gauge railway or historic bus.

The Museum is home to a variety of traditional craftspeople, such as the wheelwrights, blacksmith and potters, with a café, gift shop and nature trails.

We open from mid March to October and hold many events ranging from children’s activity days to classic vehicle shows and the ever popular ale festival. Full details at www.amberleymuseum.co.uk.

Report contributed by Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre.