AUTUMN Diesel Gala
23 & 24 SEPTEMBER 2017

featuring class 50 locomotive, 50026 "Indomitable", courtesy of Paul Spracklen, and class 20 locomotive, D8001, courtesy of the Class Twenty Loco Association

50026 Indomitable 20001

This is the second of our ever popular Diesel Galas, where the home fleet, along with some interesting visiting locomotives, come out to be put through their paces over some of the most challenging gradients in preservation.

Joining long term visitor, the prototype locomotive for the Class 20 design, D8001, is class 50 locomotive, 50026 "Indomitable", making a debut appearance for the class on the line.

Other visiting locomotives are to be announced, but expected to include a sought after class 08 shunting lcomotive.

Our home fleet locomotives will also be in operation

Class 45 Peak 45132 will be on display and, although not yet operational, the owning group hope to have the loco available for cab and engine room visits.

All trains will be running in conjunction with our fleet of Heritage buses, which will be operating between Ongar, North Weald, Epping Underground and Shenfield National Rail stations.

Our on train bars will be also be open, serving a selection of local draught beers and ciders, as well as a range of wines, lagers and soft drinks, and, on the Saturday evening, we will be running our Real Ale Train intot he evening.

Cab Rides AvailableAnd for those who would like to see the line from the unique vantage point of a loco cab, then we will be offering our popular cab rides for £5; subject to availability, we may even be able to offer driver-for-a-fiver courses. These can't be pre-booked, so just approach the driver (or drivers) accordingly.

Be sure to pick up your copy of the Diesel Gala Guide - complimentary with your rover fares, of just £1 for additional copies!

Discounted advance tickets can be booked online now using the link below.

Real Ale Train - Saturday Evening
We will be running trains into the evening, serving a selection of real ales and ciders in the Flag and Whistle on-board bar. All Diesel Gala All Day Rover Tickets are valid on the Real Ale Train on 23 September, the supplement of £10 is only if you are not in posession of a Gala All Day ticket.

Further details of the Real Ale Train can be found here.

Sales Stands

If anyone wishes to attend with a sales stand, please email Marco on and reserve your space now.

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