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Putting the ‘Rail’ into ‘Ale’

For Rail Ale 2017 we are delighted to offer some very special ways to travel to the most atmospheric beer festival of the year.

From UK Railtours on Thursday 18th May 2017 – 125 Special

A specially chartered InterCity 125 train will run from St Pancras, calling at Luton Airport Parkway and Bedford, before running direct to Barrow Hill. Passengers will disembark at the special platform directly next to the Roundhouse itself and enjoy a stay of around three hours. Provisional timings, intended only as a guide, are:




London St Pancras



Luton Airport Parkway






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From Railway Operations Group and Vintage Trains on Friday 19th May and Saturday 20th May

Quite possibly the best way to get to Rail Ale 2017 - behind a Class 37 & 47 top-and-tailed.  The train picks up in Derby at approximately 1000, heading north and stopping at Chesterfield to pick up passengers. It would be easy to go direct to Barrow Hill, almost in sight, but where is the fun in that! Instead, the train continues through Dronfield to the last passenger pickup at Sheffield.

Continuing, the train passes through Darnall and Woodhouse, then turning south down the freight-only line to Beighton Junction and onward to Barrow Hill. After a few hours soaking up the atmosphere at Rail Ale, the train will depart at approximately 1700 and retrace the outbound journey.  It is anticipated that the Class 47 will haul the outbound train and the 37 will lead on the return journey.

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You will be able to collect your tickets from the Barrow Hill Roundhouse Box Office on the day of the event.

Click here to buy tickets for Thursday 18th May

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Tickets are also available from outlets in Chesterfield, Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham, Click here for further information on outlets.

Rail Ale Festival at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, DerbyshireEvents at Barrow Hill Roundhouse, Chesterfield, derbyshire