Ever fancied driving a steam locomotive, operating a signalbox, or restoring a carriage? The Dean Forest Railway Society is holding an open day on Saturday 19th May for members of the public, interested in volunteering at the railway, to take a look behind the scenes and find out more about the roles on offer. Potential … Continue reading New Volunteer’s Day at Dean Forest Railway
Perrygrove Railway has won an award from the Heritage Railway Association, (HRA), for Outstanding Visitor Attraction 2017. On 10th February a group of Perrygrove staff swapped their overalls for their finest attire and headed to Birmingham for a prestige awards ceremony, held at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel. There was a four course dinner, followed by the … Continue reading Heritage Award for Perrygrove Railway
An iconic steam engine that was originally saved from the infamous 'Barry Scrapyard' in 1972 by the Dean Forest Railway, will be re-launched in April after a painstaking 10 year overhaul. GWR loco no. 5541, a 1928 built 2-6-2 'Prairie' was first steamed at the Dean Forest Railway in 1975, but has been 'off the … Continue reading Iconic steam engine rejoins Dean Forest Railway
Dean Forest Railway - New Season Starts! The inaugural running day for the 2014 season at the Dean Forest Railway will be Sunday 2nd March - and the railway is taking a very bold step and will not be charging fares for ordinary travel. Yes you did read that correctly! The idea is to put the … Continue reading New season – have you ever been?