This Saturday is the first day of the 2017 operating season – the first train is at 1130, and then every half hour until 4pm. It’s looking to be a great year; we’re celebrating the centenary of our favourite steam loco – “Stanhope” – at the May Gala, and we have the first-ever Diesel Gala in October. We’re running every Saturday now until October, plus Bank Holiday Mondays and some Sundays. Visit here for the full timetable. Fares are unchanged at just £2.50 adults, £1.50 kids – what’s not to like? Come on down and enjoy a train ride down the Valley.