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Author Topic: Swindon Rail Festival - go by train, 15th September 2012  (Read 1872 times)
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« on: August 20, 2012, 07:47:02 AM »

Saturday, 15th September 2012 ... Day out at Steam in Swindon for the Swindon Rail Festival

Direct train from Westbury at 09:05, Trowbridge at 09:11 and Melksham at 09:20, returning from Swindon at 15:22 or 21:08. Rail fare - 11.30 return from Westbury or Trowbridge, 6.30 from Melksham.  Museum entrance for the special day 8.50.  Various concessions and Groupsaves available - we're checking details and will advise in due course.

Steam is the Museum of the Great Western Railway ans is always worh a visit.   For this one weekend only, twenty of the country's finest GWR and BR (w) layouts are heading to the Museum for the 2012 Hornby Magazine sponsored Swindon Railway Festival.  Now in its eleventh year, the Festival brings together the country's finests layouts, demonstrators and traders.  The Museum welcomes back the impressive displays from model giants Hornby and Bachmann, and celebrity modeller and pop music legend Pete Waterman will be at the show.

See http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/steam/steam2007-swindonrailwayfestival2011.htm

For regular posters to this forum, we have a discussion running on our "Frequent Posters" board *here* where we're arranging to meet up during the day. Whether or not you're coming from West Wiltshire, whether or not you're a frequent poster, you're very welcome to join us - on the train, or (from elsewhere) at 09:50 in the foyer of Swindon Station.

Some of the group will be staying on in the late afternoon - from 15:50 at the station walking to the Sir Daniel Arms (a Wetherspoons pub) for a chinwag and meal.

* Follow ups in the thread in "Frequent Posters" please ... or send me personal messages or email
* Festival also runs on the Sunday.  But no suitable train service at present from Melksham and beyond that day.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 07:08:42 AM »

Various concessions and Groupsaves available - we're checking details and will advise in due course.

Many thanks to BigNoseMac for the following:

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Not forgetting there is a through fare/add-on available for STEAM entry. Through fares are available to the museum from most FGW locations (to: NLC J841 SWINDON STEAM) at a cost of ^5 on top of the rail fare. This is instead of the normal entry price of ^6.60 for adults. If a through fare is not available, a Swindon - SWINDON STEAM ticket can be purchased for ^5 when purchasing your rail ticket to Swindon.

There are no Railcard discounts on the through fare or add-on so Railcard holders would be advised to buy the add-on separately. There is however a separate add-on for Senior Citizens, whether Railcard holder or not. This is to J842 SWINDON STEAM SR and is priced at ^3.20

and his confirmation that these add on fares ARE valid during the Swindon Rail Festival (checked back with the commercial manager of the museum, no less!) - so they represent even more of a saving
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