Railfest 2012 @ national Railway Museum (2 – 10 Jun)

June 2, 2012toJune 10, 2012
Date:
02 Jun 2012 – 10 Jun 2012
Audience:
Suitable for all ages
Type:
Events
Get fired up at Britain’s biggest rail celebration, with 9 exhilarating days of amazing activities for all ages*. Experience a grand gathering of over 30 awe-inspiring locomotives including Flying Scotsman, City of Truro, Tornado and many more.
Climb inside drivers’ cabs, ride on trains big and small and see toy trains from big brands. Get up close to the fastest, strongest and newest locos, and catch rarely-seen vehicles like snow ploughs and leaf blowers.
*Railfest 2012 will be a paid admission event (charges tbc), although we’ll continue to offer free admission to the rest of the Museum throughout the nine-day event.
Locomotive list
The following locomotives have been announced but may be subject to change. Many more locos will be added to this list in the months leading up to the event. Updated 9 Dec
A4 No.4468 Mallard
A3 No.4472 Flying Scotsman
LNWR Webb No.790 Hardwicke
LNER No.60163 Tornado
GWR No.3717 City of Truro
No.6229 Duchess of Hamilton with matching coach
Shropshire & Montgomeryshire 0-4-2WT Gazelle
Schools No.925 Cheltenham
RSH No.1 Castle Donington
A4 No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley
Peckett No.2150 Mardy Monster
Peckett No.2012 Teddy
Tysley 0-6-0PT No.L94
Webb No.1054 Coal Tank
No.55002 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Prototype HST
LMS Jubilee Class No.45596 Bahamas
LB&SCR Brighton Belle brake car No.88
Hunslet No.1786 Courage / Sweet Pea
New Spooner’s Boat
New Furness Railway A5 No. 20
New George England Palmerston with FR carriage No. 15 and curly roof van
New Weston Park Railway Peggy
New B&W Engineering observation coach No. BW1000, Sylvia
Tickets
Tickets will be on sale in the new year.

imagesGet fired up at Britain’s biggest rail celebration, with 9 exhilarating days of amazing activities for all ages.

Experience a grand gathering of over 30 awe-inspiring locomotives including Flying Scotsman, City of Truro, Tornado and many more.

Climb inside drivers’ cabs, ride on trains big and small and see toy trains from big brands. Get up close to the fastest, strongest and newest locos, and catch rarely-seen vehicles like snow ploughs and leaf blowers.

Locomotive list
events2_openingThe following locomotives have been announced but may be subject to change. Many more locos will be added to this list in the months leading up to the event

  • A4 No.4468 Mallard
  • A3 No.4472 Flying Scotsman
  • LNWR Webb No.790 Hardwicke
  • LNER No.60163 Tornado
  • GWR No.3717 City of Truro
  • No.6229 Duchess of Hamilton with matching coach
  • Shropshire & Montgomeryshire 0-4-2WT Gazelle
  • Schools No.925 Cheltenham
  • RSH No.1 Castle Donington
  • A4 No.60007 Sir Nigel Gresley
  • Peckett No.2150 Mardy Monster
  • Peckett No.2012 Teddy
  • events2_eveningTysley 0-6-0PT No.L94
  • Webb No.1054 Coal Tank
  • No.55002 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
  • Prototype HST
  • LMS Jubilee Class No.45596 Bahamas
  • LB&SCR Brighton Belle brake car No.88
  • Hunslet No.1786 Courage / Sweet Pea
  • Furness Railway A5 No. 20
  • George England Palmerston with FR carriage No. 15 and curly roof van
  • Weston Park Railway Peggy
  • B&W Engineering observation coach No. BW1000, Sylvia

Chuggington activity area

ChuggingtonFor a traintastic time at Railfest, bring your Koko, Brewster and Wilson fan (whether young or old) to the  Chuggington Activity Area.

Every fan who visits will receive a special Chuggington book which links the animated favourites to their original vehicles (look out for two at Railfest!). Bring your camera: younger trainspotters get the chance to dress up as one of the famous Chuggers.

Get crafty with Deltic and Brewster make-and-take activity. Plus see the giant Wilson model made out of Megablocks – and guess the number of blocks used for your chance to win a huge Chuggington prize.

The Family Chill-out Area located is the perfect place to unwind. Enjoy a variety of train-themed TV shows on the big screen, and play with Brewster and other toys in a special Chuggington playspace.

Tickets

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  • Adult – £15
  • Child (2 – 15 yrs. Under-2s go free) £10
  • 2 adults + 2 children £40
  • 2 adults + 1 children £34
  • 1 adult + 2 children £28