The West Lancashire Light Railway

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We're 50 years young this year!


We have two Anniversary events in 2017, a 'Nearly Fifty' gala in August 


and the Fiftieth Anniversary Gala in September.


Each event will have a number of special attractions, including visiting 


locomotives, to help us celebrate our 50th year in style.

'Nearly Fifty' Gala

Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th August


Visiting locomotives: Jack Lane, Statfold, Cloister

(with our Irish Mail that makes four Quarry Hunslets!)

Live-steam model railways

Drive a diesel!

Miniature steam train rides

Fairground

Beer tent, with our own-label beer

Catering van & cake stall

Vintage bus rides

Traditional games

Live entertainment during the day

Entertainment & food on Saturday evening (ticketed)


Fiftieth Anniversary Gala

Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September


Visiting locomotives: Alice, Stanhope, Cloister

Traction engines & steam roller

Drive a diesel!

Live-steam model railways

Fairground

Beer tent, with our own-label beer

Catering van & cake stall

Vintage bus rides

Traditional games

Rivington Morris dancers (Sunday)

Live entertainment during the day

Entertainment & food on Saturday evening (ticketed)


Entrance to the site for both events is free.

Special fares will apply for train rides: Adults £5, children £3.50, Family £14, over 60s £4.50.

Trains run about every 20 minutes from 11.30 to 4.30. You can ride all day on your ticket.

Tickets (£6 each) for the Saturday evening entertainment & food for both galas will be available in advance from the shop, or by phoning 07595 679 869.

The Quarry Hunslet locomotive Cloister appears by kind permission of the Hampshire Narrow Gauge Railway Trust.

For a reminder of how we got this far, have a look at our History page.