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Dates Announced for Steel, Steam and Stars III


The 6880 Betton Grange Society, pioneers of the ‘super gala’, have announced the dates for their next nine day extravaganza as being set for 21st to 29th April 2012.

Plans include a sumptuous line up of guest engines to supplement the Llangollen Railway’s growing fleet of residents, the first opportunity to travel along the extension towards Corwen, a beer festival at Llangollen, steam and vintage rally at Glyndyfrdwy and narrow gauge and miniature railway rides at Carrog.

An intensive timetable will operate on the weekend days, including Friday 27th, with special themed events on the four days in between.

The events are held to raise funds to help build 6880 Betton Grange. Last time enough money was raised to have the extension frames made, this time the target is to raise enough money to get the brand new cylinders cast and machined, which it is estimated will be around £60,000.

The last Steel, Steam & Stars event was in 2009 and was an outstanding success, receiving rave reviews in all quarters. This was one of the first nine day events to be staged anywhere, following on from the first event in 2007 which operated over two consecutive weekends.

Full details will be available here on the society’s website, and on the Gala web site with regular updates as guest locomotives and attractions are confirmed.