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Royal Forest of Steam 2019

Steam extravaganza with up to 4 locomotives in steam
7th June 2019 - 9th June 2019


The Royal Forest of Steam returns for 2019!

Our steam extravaganza will take place on Friday 7th - Sunday 9th June, with up to 4 locomotives in steam.

We are pleased to welcome BR 'Large Prairie' no. 5199 from the Llangollen Railway, the first time any member of this class has visited the DFR in steam! Built in 1934, no. 5199 ended her British Rail career at Gloucester Horton Road in 1963 before being returned to working order in North Wales 40 years later.

Visiting locomotives will be accompanied by our home fleet of locomotives:

- Ex-GWR 'Small Prairie' no. 5541
- LMR 'Austerity' no. WD152 "Rennes"

This year, visitors will have the exclusive opportunity to visit the locomotive restoration shed, where the DFLGs twin Pannier tanks no. 9681 and 9682 will be on display for the first time. No. 9681 is due to return to steam later in 2019. It may also be possible to view overhaul progress on 14xx no. 1466, from the Didcot Railway Centre.

If that's not enough, for just £10, you can take control of a full-size steam locomotive at Norchard Low Level station! Truly an opportunity not to be missed.

Further attractions include:
- Freight trains
- Double-headers
- Intensive timetable
- Traction engine display
- Model railway display

All locomotives and attractions are subject to availability; more information will be available soon!


  • For the Family
  • Heritage


Dean Forest Railway
Forest Road
GL15 4ET
01594 845840

O/S Ref: SO 629 043


From A48 Gloucester to Chepstow road, take B4234 from Lydney to Parkend. Dean Forest Railway is on your left after approximately 2 miles.

Note The above directions are to our main centre at Norchard Station. Similarly the marker on the map is at Norchard.

Enter your start address:

  • Lydney


Dean Forest Railway

A 8.5 mile trip through the medieval forest to Parkend with steam and some heritage diesel train services. Free parking, cafeteria, museum and gift shop at Norchard station. Pay once - ride all day!

Attraction in or near Lydney