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50 Not Out – Sat 30 September and Sun 1 October

On the weekend of 30 September and 1 October the Leighton Buzzard Railway will celebrate 50 years since the initial formal meeting held in October 1967 which led to the formation of the preservation society.

A special train service will be in operation each day with nine departures from Page’s Park to Stonehenge Works. We plan to have eleven steam locos in action, four of which are over 100 years old.


Departures will be at 1000, 1040, 1120, 1200, 1240, 1320, 1400, 1440 and 1520. Please see the image below for full details, or click here to view it as a PDF.

Gala 2017

Tickets are now available for all trains, with the scheduled loco for each service to be announced nearer the time.


Visiting locos are planned to include:

Patrick Keef’s 1924 Bagnall 0-4-0 “Woto”
Recently restored Kerr Stuart 0-4-0 “Diana” built in 1909
Nick Williams’ Andrew Barclay 0-4-0 “Jack” built in 1925
Replica Kerr Stuart 0-40 "Jennie" built in 2008
A special visitor from our twinned railway in France, the Froissy-Cappy-Dompierre Railway.

Leighton Buzzard resident locos in action are planned to include:

De Winton 0-4-0 vertical boiler loco “Chaloner” built in 1877
Baguley 0-4-0 loco “Rishra” built in 1921
O&K 0-4-0 loco “P C Allen” of 1913
O&K 0-6-0 loco “Elf” of 1936
O&K 0-6-0 loco “Pedemoura” of 1924
Baldwin 4-6-0T WDLR No. 778 of 1917
Andrew Barclay 0-6-0 “Doll” of 1919

Loco parade and more…

In addition to passenger trains there will be demonstration freight trains. These are likely to include the LBR’s log carrying wagons, World War 1 rolling stock and a train of LBR sand carrying skip wagons typical of those that were operate by the sand carrying railway. The sand train will be hauled by two of the railway’s original Simplex diesel locos.

Some freight trains will run the whole length of the line. Some will run on towards Mundays Hill on a part of the line not normally used. This extension of the railway is currently part of a bid to restore it to passenger train operational standards.

In addition to the timetabled service, at the end of the afternoon on Saturday 30 September at approximately 17.00 we intend to stage a parade of working steam (11) and diesel (15) locos at Page’s Park Station. This will include a full commentary as each of our locos is paraded in the order they first commenced service on our line. The end of proceedings will be greeted with a 'whistle opera', too.

Alan Keef will also be with us on both days to sign his brand-new book, Motor Rail Catalogues.

Motor Rail Catalogues Alan Keef

Phone (UK): 01525 373888
Phone (International): +44 1525 373 888
Email: station@lbngrs.org.uk
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Registered Office:
Page's Park Station, Billington Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 4TG. United Kingdom
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