Steam festival on track – and off it
There’s a gathering of steam from the road and rails as the Summer Festival of Steam pulls into the Spa Valley Railway.
The summer festival between Tunbridge Wells and Eridge is on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1. A 100-year-old steam locomotive, traction engines and steam rollers will all be part of the action.
The veteran Lancashire & Yorkshire A-class No. 52322 courtesy of Andy Booth will be one of the heavy metal highlights. Trains will be running all day and there will be vintage vehicles, family games and live entertainment as well as a real ale and cider bar and barbecue. Admission for one day with unlimited train travel is £20, £10 for children or £45 for a family. Entry to the festival without train travel costs £5 and £2.50 for children. Admission for both days with unlimited train travel costs £35 and £15 for children. Book at spavalleyrailway.co.uk