3-4 November 2018

SRPS Steam Gala - Bo'ness - Two Caledonian Locomotives Together

828 and 419 to reunite at the SRPS Autumn Steam Gala

The SRPS have announced  that Caledonian Railway 812 Class No. 828 is the star guest of the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Steam Gala in November.   With SRPS mascot No. 419 due to make her gala debut at the event, following a major overhaul, we will be able to see two Caledonian Railway engines together for the first time in preservation. It will also be the first opportunity to pair 828 with appropriate Caledonian Railway stock since the early twentieth century.

The SRPS have acknowledged the help of 828's owners, the Caledonian Railway 828 Trust (CR828), and the Strathspey Railway for supporting the event by allowing the loco to visit Bo'ness.

Detailed gala plans are now being drawn up, as are plans for a series of photographic charters with 828 and 419. At this point it is expected that 828 will run public services on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November 2018, with Friday 2nd acting as a 'preview day' with 246 'Morayshire' and 419 in service.

More details will be added when available.