Get up a head of steam this weekend

A traction engine passing Bucks Railway Centre in 2012 (pic: A J Bratton)
A traction engine passing Bucks Railway Centre in 2012 (pic: A J Bratton)

Bucks Railway Centre is holding a traditional two-day Grand Steam and Vintage Vehicle Rally this weekend.

With two traditional steam train rides (included in entry fee), circuits of the miniature railway (for a small charge) and loads of full-sized and smaller traction engines there will be plenty of steam to go round.

There will be 30 full sized and miniature traction engines, a steam driven saw bench and dramatic stone crusher, stationary engines, tractors, commercial vehicles, classic cars and motorcycles.

Add to this two fairground organs and a blacksmith demonstrating his traditional craft and the weekend looks likely to be an exciting one for everyone.

In the visitor centre there will be a gauge 1 model railway - also running on live steam!

On Sunday the QRS members art exhibition opens, with varied media and a transport theme with emphasis on the Metropolitan Railway celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.

The centre will be open between 10.30am-5.30pm both days – and admission is standard steaming day prices of adult £10, senior £9, child £7 and family ticket for two adults and up to four children £27.

Free parking.

Visit www.bucksrailcentre.org