2021 Steam Gala

On Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th July 2021

Featured Engines

Resident Kerr, Stuart & Co. Sirdar “Diana”
Resident Bagnall “Isabel”
Resident Kerr, Stuart & Co. Wren “Lorna Doone”
Resident Hunslet Wren “Jennie”
Visiting Locomotive Kerr, Stuart & Co. Wren “Peter Pan”, fresh out of a full overhaul!

Not only will we have 3 Wren locomotives in steam, it will be the first time in over 70 years that “Lorna Doone” and “Peter Pan” work together as they did when used by Devon County Council.

Things to see and do

There will be an intensive service of freight and passenger trains all day and locomotives will be regularly swapped around to give you a chance to have rides and get photographs with all of the engines.

Lorna Doone hauling our RAF Fauld freight train in 2018

There will also be shed tours, where you can see our fleet of diesel engines and steam engines that are currently being maintained by our team of volunteers.

We open our gates at 08:00 on the morning of each day so you can join us in the yard to see our volunteers lighting up the locomotives and cleaning them in preparation for the day ahead, and sometimes cooking their breakfast on the shovel! Trains run all day until around 17:00.

Our fields and new Picnic Area are open for you to explore and capture pictures of the train in our excellent countryside and field railway environments. 

The new picnic area at Amerton Railway.

Waterhouses Signal Box will be open for tours, see the ex North Staffordshire Railway signal box from Waterhouses now it has been lovingly restored by our volunteers.

A fantastic video by Jake Bonner of the 2019 Steam Gala

Free Bus Service from Stafford railway station to Amerton Railway

This year we have been very kindly offered a lovely Leyland Leopard bus, owned and operated by Bob Duffill, that will be running a regular service to and from Stafford Railway Station on Saturday 17th July only. Face coverings will be required when travelling on the bus.

At Stafford the bus arrives and departs from the lay-by on the opposite side of the road to the railway station, near the corner of Victoria Park.
At Amerton, the bus arrives and departs from in front of the farm house at the car park entrance.

Bus Timetable


Please note, this is a vintage bus with no wheelchair space a high step.
This bus has kindly been provided free of charge to Amerton Railway, and we cannot be held responsible if circumstances prevent this free bus service from operating as planned. This service is on Saturday 17th Only.

Steam Gala Ticket Prices

As you can imagine, our Steam Galas are a little more costly for our charity to run, due to this, our “single” tickets are only valid for 1 full circuit on the railway. This includes a trip up to the Picnic Area, with the option of returning on a later train.

We feel the best way to experience our gala is with our day tickets, these enable you to travel all day, as many times as you like.

Adult Day Ticket – £10.00
Child Day Ticket – £5.00

Adult Single Ticket – £3.00
Child Single Ticket – £2.00

In the case of events such as this, the locomotives are subject to their availability. Lots of these engines are very old (Isabel is 124 this year!), and as such require a lot of work, care, and attention to keep them going. In the event of a locomotive becoming unavailable, we will endeavour to update this page as soon as possible.