Cleethorpes gala to host visiting locos

Cleethorpes gala to host visiting locos

The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway is to welcome two visiting locomotives when it hosts its Summer Steam & Beer Extravaganza event.

The July 13-14 event will see two Exmoor-built locomotives visiting the railway for the first time – 0-4-0STT St Egwin from the Evesham Vale Light Railway and 0-6-0 Sandy from the private Wotton Light Railway in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire.

One of two visiting engines is 0-6-0 Sandy from the private Wotton Light Railway. JEFF PRICE


  • Other attractions will include:
  • Rides on 7¼in gauge demonstration track;
  • Traction engines on display;
  • The exhibition of model railway layout ‘Borth, Aberdovey & Ynyslas Miniature Railway’;
  • A fairground organ;
  • An intensive timetable;
  • A bouncy castle;
  • A large range of real ales available from the line’s award-winning pub ‘The Signal Box Inn’; and live entertainment.

Normal train fares will apply – with day rover tickets also available.

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0-4-0STT St Egwin is visiting from the Evesham Vale Light Railway. RICHARD J KYTE
Steam outline 0-8-2DH Ceawlin is on loan from the Longleat Railway for this season. CCLR

Extra locomotive

In a separate development, the friendly 15in gauge seaside line has boosted its locomotive fleet this year with the arrival on loan from the Longleat Railway of No. 5 Ceawlin, a steam outline 0-8-2DH built by Severn Lamb/J.Hayton in 1975.

Trains are currently running daily every 30 minutes.

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