Bala Lake Railway set to hold virtual steam locomotive gala

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Hunslet loco Alice at Bala on the Bala Lake Railway
Hunslet loco Alice at Bala on the Bala Lake Railway // Credit: RailAdvent

The Bala Lake Railway has confirmed that it is hosting a virtual steam gala this June, and has released a downloadable guide for the event.

The first of a kind gala for the BLR will be held on the 13th June 2020 over on the railway’s Facebook page.

Four and a half hours of narrow gauge steam footage will be posted on the Facebook page, with all home fleet and a variety of visitors in operation.

You can help fuel yourself for the gala by purchasing some of the virtual items available on the BLR’s shop by clicking here.

Diana at Bala on the Bala Lake Railway
Diana at Bala
Credit: RailAdvent

All proceeds from the gala will go towards their COVID-19 Appeal to help the BLR through the Coronavirus pandemic, with no trains currently running and no passenger income.

Download the guide

A 14-page downloadable guide (PDF format) for the virtual gala on 13th June 2020 is now available, which includes the full event timetable. Click here to get your copy from their website today.

Hugh Napier and Winifred at Llanuwchllyn
Hugh Napier and Winifred at Llanuwchllyn // Credit: RailAdvent

Tim Gregson, one of the Virtual Gala organisers, told RailAdvent “We are really looking forward to welcoming as many enthusiasts as possible to our Virtual Gala on Saturday, June 13th. We’ve trawled through a huge number of contributions that were sent in to bring you over four and a half hours of quality video on the day.”

If you would like to help the Bala Lake Railway and get a DVD for yourself too, then purchase RailAdvent’s newest DVD release, we donate £5 from every sale to the BLR’s Appeal. Click here for more information.

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