📅 Save the Date — 16th & 17th September
Planning is under way for the next Open Day on 16th & 17th September 2017.
We will be welcoming a visiting locomotive in the form of Simplex № 8540 which was № 38 at Arnold’s in Leighton Buzzard before it was preserved. Update: Due to other commitments, the owner of 8540 will be unable to attend with the locomotive. We will have our new compressor wagon on site. Our resident Eimco 12B rocker shovel will once again be put to work on the open air demonstration line to show how these machines would have worked underground.
Resident locomotives Simplex № 21282 and Eimco 401-216 will be operating throughout the weekend, and four battery-electric locomotives will be on display along with a number of different types of wagons. Visitors can also try their hand at panning for gold. Refreshments including home-made cakes will be available.
For a taster of what to expect, watch Rob Dickinson’s YouTube Video of the May 2017 Event
Several other events and attractions can be found around the Forest of Dean, all within a half-hour drive of our site at Lea Bailey. A number of links can be found below.
- Dean Forest Railway
- Perrygrove Railway
- Clearwell Caves
- Underground Tours at Hopewell Colliery
- Dean Heritage Centre