150th Anniversary Celebration at Avon Valley Railway
Event Date: 03 Aug 2019 - 04 Aug 2019
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The weekend of Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August sees us celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the opening of the line between Mangotsfield and Bath on August 4th 1869.

As part of the celebrations we will have a ‘History Marquee’ which will showcase many of the industries that have played a part in the local area throughout the years. We will also have three model railway layouts to see, these being ‘St Philips’ from Thornbury & South Gloucestershire Model Railway Club, ‘Mangotsfield’ courtesy of David Bradley, and finally the magnificent ‘Bath Green Park’ courtesy of Taunton Model Railway Group. This is a great opportunity to see these layouts together, we believe for the first time, showing the three main points of the Midland Railway between Bristol and Bath.

We will also be having a vintage vehicle display, shire horses, morris dancers (Saturday only), a shuttle bus to Warmley Signal Box which will be open for viewing, and our recently restored Fry’s Sentinel will be giving brake van rides at Avon Riverside over the weekend.

We will be aiming to run an intensive timetable that we have become known for, utilising our home fleet of locomotives. As part of this we will also see our usual offers of footplate and brake van rides over the weekend.

We hope you will join us for what is sure to be a special weekend to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of our line!
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Address: Avon Valley Steam Railway Bitton Railway Station Bath Road Bitton BS30 6HD