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Page Last Updated on 15th Sep at 17:00



East Lancs Railway

Saturday 21st September 2019

A Type 1-3 theme day will take place today.

D9531, D5054, D7629, 33035, 33109 and 37109 are all expected to feature.

The roster can be found here doc


North Tyneside Steam Railway

Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

03078, 03079 and 08915 will be working


Tyseley Locomotive Works

Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2019

An open weekend with train rides will take place this weekend.

08021 will be working 10:00 - 11:00 each day. You can either pay on the day or buy tickets in advance to obtain a discount. To buy tickets in advance please visit this page.


Llangollen Railway

Saturday 28th September and Sunday 29th September 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

D7535, 31271 and D1566 are booked to work.

The roster is here doc


Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Sunday 29th September 2019

A diesel day will take place today.

D3167 and industrial loco(s) are booked to work.

More details later.


East Anglian Railway Museum

Sunday 29th September 2019

A diesel day will take place today.

D2279 and industrial loco(s) are booked to work.

More details later.


Severn Valley Railway

Thursday 3rd October until Saturday 5th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

D4100, 09107, D9551, D8568 (if repairs are completed in time), 33108, 37688, 40106, D821, 50007, 50033, 50044, 50049, D1015 and D1062 are expected to run.

More details later.


Churnet Valley Railway

Saturday 05th October and Sunday 06th October 2019

An anything goes gala will take place this weekend.

D3800, 33021 and 33102 will be working along with kettle(s).


Nene Valley Railway

Friday 11th until Sunday 13th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

D9520, D9529, D8568, 45041 and 55019 are expected to feature.

More details later.


ITG 30th Anniversary Diesel Gala

Saturday 12th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this date

A39R, 146 and G617 are expected to feature.

The Irish Traction Group (ITG) is to hold a Diesel Gala at the Downpatrick & Co. Down Railway on Saturday 12th October 2019 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the formation of the ITG. This event is also being supported by the Irish Railway Record Society (IRRS) who will be operating their own connecting service to the event.

The Gala will commence at around 11:50 and run to around 16:00. Motive power used during the day should feature ITG locomotives Nos. A39R, 146 and G617 (all locomotives subject to availability). Services will operate between Downpatrick station and Inch Abbey, and Downpatrick station and Magnus’ Grave. Unfortunately, the “back loop line” linking Inch Abbey with Magnus’ Grave will not be available for use on the day due to ongoing permanent way work.

Fares: Day Rover: £10.00 / €12.00 ITG/IRRS/DCDR members, £15.00 / €17.00 non-members

Connecting Services: The ITG will also be operating a special connecting coach from Dublin to Downpatrick and back to connect with the event. Pick up/set down times are as follows: Red Cow Luas Stop (08:45pu/19:10sd) – Dublin Heuston (St. John’s Road 09:00pu/18:45sd) – Dublin Airport Coach Park (09:30pu/18:15sd) – Downpatrick (11:30arr/16:15dep). NOTE - If you want to travel on the coach reservations close on Sat 5th Oct. The fare for this coach connection is £18.00 / €20.00. Places on the connecting coach MUST be reserved in advance (by 5th Oct), stating your full name, number of passengers, and intended boarding point. A contact mobile telephone number should also be provided. Reservations for the connecting coach should be made to the ITG at the following e-mail address: info@irishtractiongroup.com Or by post to: Irish Traction Group, 31 Hayfield Road, Bredbury, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 1DE. Please note that payment for both the day rover tickets and the coach connection will be collected on the day.

The Irish Traction Group is registered as a charity in England & Wales, reference No. 1000382.2019


Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway

Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

24081, 26043, 37248, 45149, 47376, 50035 and 73129 are expected to run.

The timetable without roster can be found here doc

More details later.


Mid Norfolk Railway

Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October 2019

A diesel gala will take place this weekend.

03197, 33202, 47367, 47596 and an ETH visitor are expected to work.

More details later.


Do NOT save the date for a rare Class 08 working

Saturday 19th October 2019

Due to on-going repairs our plans for this date have been shelved. If/when we get a new date we will post it here.


Spa Valley Railway

Saturday 19th October and Sunday 20th October 2019

A beer festival and diesel event will take place this weekend.

27001, 31430 and 33063 are expected to work

More details later.


Strathspey Railway

Saturday 2nd November 2019

A diesel day is planned for this date.

08490, 27050 and 31327 are expected to work

The roster can be found here doc


Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th March 2020


Swanage Railway

Friday 24th - Sunday 26th April 2020


Severn Valley Railway

Thursday 14th - Saturday 16th May 2020


North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Thursday 4th - Saturday 6th June 2020


Wensleydale Railway

Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th June 2020