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 Breaking News - 25/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce the first of the gala galleries is now available for browsing, please click on the following link to view some pictures of the action (Thanks to Peter Townsend and Peter Rowlands for these pictures): -  Gallery 01

More Pictures to follow soon...................

 News - 23/04/2007

The Betton Grange Society would like to thank everybody who has contributed to make this event a massive success, it couldn't have been done without your help.

It's over, the biggest gala ever to be held at the Llangollen Railway has finished.  After 3 days of intense running from early morning until late into the night, the end came on Sunday evening with the grand finale of all 11 locomotives coupled together and steaming into Carrog Station. This was a truly awesome sight to see and be part of. Look out for a special after event gallery appearing soon which will include pictures taken during the event.

Once again, Many Thanks for supporting us during this exciting weekend.

More Breaking News - 19/04/2007

We are now in the final countdown to the start of the biggest gala ever held at the Llangollen Railway, To get you in the mood I have been running around with my camera tonight to try and capture the final preparations before the event starts with the first train out of Llangollen at 8:00am tomorrow.  Please click on the following link to view the gallery: -    Night Before Gallery  Hope to see you all there sometime over the 3 Days. Cheers - Webmaster.

Breaking News - 19/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Beer Festival section of the website has now been updated.  We are pleased to announce that a beer from the Vale of Glamorgan Brewery (Barry South Wales) will be available during the gala. More details are available in the Beer Festival section.

 News - 18/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the sixth of the visiting locomotives has now been transported to Llangollen (The seventh being 5643 which is already on site).  14XX No 1450 arrived earlier today on a low loader, All locomotives are now on site and being prepared for action. Please click on the following links to view a picture of 1450, there are also 2 pictures of 78019 and 34081 which are now attached to their tenders: -
1450 Arrival 01, 78019 Arrival 03, 34081 Arrival 03

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Timetable page has been updated, a very small typo was spotted by one of our members, this has been corrected in both the Excel and PDF formats. The typo was on the Saturday timetable, there was an entry showing 6430/4160b, however at Deeside 5224 was detached, this now reads 4160 detached.

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Media section has now been updated, The 1450 Gallery has been updated with some new pictures (2), please click on the link above to visit the gallery.

News - 17/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the fourth and fifth visiting locomotives have been transported to Llangollen,  BR Standard 2 No 78019 and Battle of Britain No 34081 '92 Squadron' arrived by Low Loader earlier today. Please click on the following links to view some pictures: -
78019 Arrival 01, 78019 Arrival 02, 34081 Arrival 01, 34081 Arrival 02

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that auto coach No 178 has been transported by low loader to Llangollen, Please click on the following link to view a picture: -  178 Arrival 01

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Beer Festival page has been updated. There has been a clarification that admission to the Beer Festival only is now allowed, however this must be agreed in advance with manager Dave Hill, more details on how to contact Dave are available on the Beer Festival page.

Breaking News - 16/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the third of the visiting locomotive's has been transported to Llangollen, Pannier Tank No 9466 arrived by low loader earlier today, please click on the following link to view a picture: -
9466 Arrival 01

 News - 15/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Timetable section of the website has now been updated.  We are pleased to announce that the timetable for Sunday has now been added.  More details are available in the Timetable section.

 News - 13/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that North Norfolk Railway based Ex BR(S) 4-6-2 No 34081 '92 Squadron' is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala.  More information on this loco available in the Loco Section and some extra pictures are available in the Media Section.

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the second of the visiting locomotive's has been transported to Llangollen, 5225 Class No - 5224 arrived by low loader earlier today, please click on the following link to view a picture: -
5224 Arrival 01 

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Book Now section has now been updated.  Unfortunately due to time constraints, we can no longer accept postal bookings. Advance tickets can still be purchased through TicketWeb, and a list of on the day prices and Gift Aid forms for on the day purchases have now been added (Available in both Word and PDF format). More details available in the Book Now Section.

Breaking News - 12/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the first of the visiting locomotive's has been transported to Llangollen, Large Prairie No - 4160 arrived by low loader earlier today, please click on the following links to view some pictures: -
4160 Arrival 01 and 4160 Arrival 02

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Location section has now been updated, We are pleased to announce that Voel Coaches will be running a bus tour to the gala on Sunday 22nd April with over 40 pickup points along the way, more details are available on the Bus Tour page.

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Timetable section has now been updated, the timetable is now available in Excel and PDF formats (Thanks to Richard Jones).  Both now contain separate timetables for Friday and Saturday and also include the loco swap around on Saturday.

 News - 11/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Great Central Railway based BR Class 2MT - No 78019 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala.  More information on this loco available in the Loco Section and some extra pictures are available in the Media Section.

 News - 10/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Timetable section of the website has now been updated.  We are pleased to announce that the timetable for Friday/Saturday has now been added. The timetable for Sunday is still being worked on and will be added as soon as it is complete. More details are available in the Timetable section.

 News - 09/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Trade section of the website has now been updated.  We are pleased to announce that Dave Lewis will be selling a range of Railway Relics at Llangollen Yard, more details are available in the trade section.

 News - 07/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Dean Forest Railway based Auto coach - No 178 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. The auto coach will be mainly running with 14XX No 1450, however it is planned to also couple it to Pannier Tank No 6430. More details on the coach can be obtained by clicking on the link above, there are also links on the 1450 and 6430 loco pages.

 News - 06/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Events and Trade sections of the website have now been updated.  We are pleased to announce that Polly Model Engineering will have both a trade stand at Llangollen and 5" gauge models operating at Carrog, more information is available in the Events and Trade sections.

 News - 05/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Beer Festival section of the website has now been updated.  There has been a clarification that admission is limited to valid rover ticket holders only.  There is also information on how you can get in and out of the festival throughout your visit.

 News - 04/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Events section of the website has now been updated.  We are pleased to announce that the Cambridge Model Engineering Society's raised multi gauge track will be appearing at the gala, more information is available in the Events section.

 News - 03/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Events section of the website has now been updated.  We are please to announce that Austin Moss and his 5" gauge locomotives will be operating at Carrog during the gala, more information is available in the Events section.

More News - 02/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Trade section of the website has now been updated.  We are pleased to announce that Sins Catering will be selling a variety of hot food at Llangollen Station.  John Beesley will be operating a stall at Llangollen Yard selling his re-create the look range. The 813 fund will also be operating a stall in Llangollen Yard with proceeds going towards this unique locomotive. more details on these traders can be found in the trade section.

 News - 02/04/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Events section of the website has now been updated.  The drive a locomotive event has been updated with a list of locomotives available for this experience, more information is available in the Events section.

 News - 30/03/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Trade section of the website has now been added.  We are also pleased to announce that the Johnnyflapjack Company will be selling hot drinks and flapjacks at the gala, more details are available in the trade section. 

News - 18/03/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Waterman Trust owned 5205 Class (2-8-0T) - No 5224 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. You may notice that this locomotive has not been mentioned as part of the original line up.  This is because Black Five No 44806 is undergoing the final stages of a major overhaul and although Llangollen staff are trying their best, there is a chance that she will not be completed in time to appear at the gala.   It should also be noted that 5224 will be running at the gala in addition to 44806 if she is ready in time.  More information on 5224 is available in the Loco Section and some extra pictures and video footage are available in the Media Section. 

 News - 15/03/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Beer Festival section of the website has now been updated.   Bridgetown Brewery has now been replaced with Stonehouse Brewery (Oswestry).  Also as a reminder of how close the Gala is getting now, there is a handy countdown included on this page and the homepage.

More News - 12/03/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the gallery for 2884 Class (2-8-0) - No 3802 has now been added to the site, this gallery is split into 2 sections, the first shows 3802 in green with a 4000 gallon tender, the second shows 3802 as she looks now (black with 3500 gallon tender).

 News - 12/03/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Simon Hudson and his 7 1/4" gauge locomotives will be operating at Carrog during the gala . More information is available on the Events page which has now been updated.

 News - 11/03/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Llangollen Railway based 2884 Class (2-8-0) - No 3802 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. The loco will be appearing in black and is paired with the 3500 gallon tender from 2-8-0 No 2807. More information on the loco and tender is available in the Loco section.  Look out for the gallery which will be appearing soon.

 News - 10/03/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Beer Festival section of the website has now been updated.  There has been some changes to the participating breweries, the layout of the page has been changed and we are also pleased to announce that there will be real cider on sale.  The Video page has also been updated and there is now some footage of 4160 in action.

News - 16/02/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Local Info section of the website has now been updated, there is now some information on the Llangollen Railway and a link to the railway's 'A Trip Along the Line' page which will give you an idea of the line layout.

 News - 13/02/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to offer you the opportunity to be able to take control of the regulator and drive an ex BR Steam Locomotive during the gala . More information is available on the Events page which has now been updated.

 More News - 11/02/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Beer Festival section of the website has now been updated.  There has been a slight increase in admission price and 2 changes to the participating breweries.

 News - 11/02/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that John Hillmer & Paul Shannon will be at Llangollen to sign copies of their new book 'The Great Western in North Wales', published by Sliver Link Publishing. More information is available on the Events page which has now been updated.

News - 08/02/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Video section of the website has now been updated.  There is now some footage of 14XX - 1450 with Autocoach for viewing.

 News - 05/02/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Berkeley Light Railway (10 1/4" Gauge) will be operating at Carrog during the Gala, More information is available on the Events page which has now been updated.

News - 01/02/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Malcolm Root (Railway Artist) will be displaying a selection of Paintings at Llangollen during the Gala, Malcolm will also be unveiling a brand new painting of 6880 'Betton Grange'.  More information is available on the Events page which has now been updated.

 News - 28/01/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Media section has now been updated, The 4160 Gallery has 7 new pictures and the Audio section has 2 new recordings of 9466 added.

 News - 24/01/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Craig Tiley (Railway Artist) will be displaying a selection of Paintings at Carrog during the Gala, More information is available on the Events page which has now been updated.

 News - 22/01/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the General Gallery page has been updated (1 Picture), We have mixed the picture in amongst the existing images, for fun see if you can spot where it is.

 News - 17/01/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that  Simon's Miniature Railway will be operating at Llangollen during the Gala, More information is available on the Events page which has now been updated.

 News - 14/01/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Events page has now been updated, At this time only details of the 'Ride on a Freight Train' can be found, however details of other events will be added soon.

 News - 07/01/2007

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Gallery section of the website has now been updated.  Gallery for 4160 has now been added, Galleries for 5199 (1 Picture Added), 7822 (2 Pictures Added) and the General section (2 Pictures) have been updated.  The Video page has also been updated with another movie (6430 with Autocoach) added.

 News - 28/12/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Gallery section of the website has now been updated.  Galleries for 1450, 5199, 5643, 6430 and 9466 updated with some extra pictures.

News - 19/12/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Beer Festival section of the website has now been updated.  There are now details on Opening Times, Location and what Beer is available for purchase. Also if you wish to become a volunteer in the bar, there are also contact details for your application.

News - 15/12/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Video section of the website has now been updated.  There is now some footage of 7822 Foxcote Manor for viewing

 News - 05/12/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Contact us section of the website has now been updated.  Find out information on how to contact us should you have any questions regarding the gala.

 News - 30/11/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that South Devon Railway restored Large Prairie - No 4160 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. More information on this loco is available in the Loco section. Extra pictures to appear in the Media Section soon.

 News - 29/11/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that the Location and Book now sections of the website have been updated.  Find out information on booking your tickets, how to find us, where to park and how to find out about accommodation in the surrounding area.  

 News - 19/11/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Furness Railway Trust owned 56XX - No 5643   is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. More information on this loco available in the Loco Section and some extra pictures are available in the Media Section 

News - 17/09/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Dean Forrest Railway based 14XX - No 1450   is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. More information on this loco available in the Loco Section and some extra pictures are available in the Media Section 

News - 02/08/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Buckinghamshire Railway Centre based Pannier Tank - No 9466   is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. More information on this loco available in the Loco Section (Thanks to Bruce Murray for the info) and some extra pictures are available in the Media Section (Thanks to Sharpo and Colin Makcrow for stepping in with the gallery pictures)

 News - 19/07/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Llangollen Railway based Manor Class - No 7822 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. More information on this loco and some extra pictures available in the Loco and Media Sections.

 News - 02/07/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Llangollen Railway based Pannier Tank - No 6430 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. More information on this loco and some extra pictures available in the Loco and Media Sections.

 News - 18/06/2006

The 6880 Betton Grange Society are pleased to announce that Llangollen Railway based Large Prairie - No 5199 is now a confirmed booking to appear at the gala. More information on this loco and some extra pictures available in the Loco and Media Sections.

News - 01/06/2006

Some entries for your calendars and diaries, the dates for the Gala have now been confirmed as 20th, 21st and 22nd April 2007