Following the successes of previous years, our "Steampunk Full Steam Ahead" event was held on Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018, in collaboration with the Leeds Steampunk Market. The train operations for this were as follows.

  • Our usual train services operated to the normal timetable;
  • Steam trains were operating on each day; and
  • Rides in the locomotive cab were available.

As well as our train services, the "market stall" part of the event, which was staged in the Engine House, featured at least the following activities:

  • authors;
  • artists;
  • clothing stalls;
  • birds of prey (the owl was flying again!);
  • hot and cold food stalls, including "The Golden Grail Tavern";
  • coffee jousting (and if you are not sure what that is, see the Leeds Steampunk Market website); and
  • a charity tombola in aid of the charity Railway Children, which fights for street children worldwide.

The owl preparing to fly

 

 

The owl preparing to fly at the 2016 event.

Picture © Tony Cowling, 2016.

The charge for entry to the market fair (and to our museum) was £2.00p per person (adults or children). Normal train fares applied, and were additional to this entry charge.

We had hoped to provide some tours of our workshops for those who were interested, but regrettably this was not possible.

The owl on Mirvale's cab

 

 

The owl on top of Mirvale's cab.

Picture © Tony Cowling, 2016.

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