February 1st, 2017

2017 Spring Diesel Gala – First Guest Confirmed

D8001 (Class 20 Loco Society)With preparations well in-hand for for the first of our enthusiast events of 2017, we are delighted to announce that Class 20 D8001 will be appearing at the Spring Diesel Gala on the weekend of 22 & 23 April.

Appearing courtesy of The Class 20 Locomotive Society, D8001 has recently been through a thorough overhaul; you may recall that the same loco was announced as visiting our September 2016 Gala, but had to be withdrawn owing to a fault with the braking system. Yet to be fully confirmed, but we are expecting to see D8001 stay with us beyond this Spring Gala for the best part of 2017.

The volunteers – Diesel Department especially – are looking forward to welcoming the prototype locomotive of the Class 20 to our line for what will no doubt be another great Gala. We’ll have full details in due course, but we expect to see our usual offerings which include driver-for-a-fiver and on-board bars (subject to availability.)