News – 15/02/11

Swanage Diesel Gala 2011
“Following the success of previous diesel galas, The Swanage Railway are pleased to announce details for 6th annual diesel gala running over the weekend of Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May.
There will be a intensive 3 train service running each day from 09:00 to midnight each day (Sunday 19:00) using resident diesels D6515 on it’s return to Swanage after overhaul at Eastleigh Works ,33103 and 33111 plus visiting locos from Barrow Hill and the Severn Valley Railway in the shape of (all subject to availability of course):-
33035 (Courtesy of Pioneer Diesel Group)
37503 (Courtesy of HNRC)
50026 ‘Indomitable’ (Courtesy of PTG)
D1062 ‘Western Courier’ (Courtesy of WLA)
55009 ‘Alycidon’ (Courtesy of DPS)
56301 (Courtesy of Class 56 Group)
Along with 33035 and 55009 celebrating the 50th anniversary it will also be the first runs in preservation for 33035,37503 (courtesy of HNRC),50026 plus recently preserved,former Fastline 56301.
In addition,courtesy of the Bluebell Railway,4 VEP 3417 will be attending to enable authentic push pull working over the full length of the line.
On the Friday and Saturday evening (from 19:00 approx ) there will a two train service operating serving beer on one and hot food on the other.Each train will do four round trips,with 33035 and 55009 being used on the Friday and 37503 and D1062 on the Saturday.
We are pleased to also announce that for a third year there is a price freeze on ticket price despite the recent increase in VAT.One day rover tickets are £21 for adults and £18 for children while two-day rover tickets are £30 for adults and £24 for children. Three-day rover tickets are £38 for adults and £30 for children. Evening rover tickets (from 19:00), giving unlimited travel are £5 for adults and £3.50 for children.
For any further updates please visit the Swanage Railway website ( ) or contact ‘The Swanage Railway’,Station House,Swanage,Dorset,BH19 1HB”


Posted February 15, 2011 by presgen in PD News 2011, Preserved Diesels News