June 18th-20th 2021 : Fairlie Eventful

Join us for a special weekend commemorating the 151st Anniversary of the Fairlie trials - the successful outcome of which inspired the building of narrow gauge railways in difficult terrain around the world.

Note rescheduled dates – June 18th-20th 2021

One hundred and fifty years ago, a pioneering engineer was proudly showing his innovative locomotive to eminent figures from Britain’s railways and emissaries from many countries – including Russia.

The engineer was Robert Francis Fairlie, the locomotive was ‘Little Wonder’.

Trials were held from September 1869 to July 1870 which proved it capable of hauling trains more than twice as heavy as the railway’s original small engines, built by George England.

Plans for this event are still being finalised. More information will be added online – on our website and our Facebook page – as details are confirmed.