Following the announcement of the long-awaited return of our Diesel Gala from 14th - 16th June 2024, we are please to announce an extra two visiting locomotives to complete the line-up.

BR Class 20s, No. 20189 and No. 20142, both courtesy of Class 20189 Ltd will also be part of the special extensive timetable of locomotives.

Previously announced was Deltic No. 55009 ‘Alycidon’, courtesy of the Deltic Preservation Society (DPS) which will be painted and numbered in the guise of long-scrapped Deltic No. 55013 ‘The Black Watch’, No. 45108, courtesy of the East Lancashire Railway and D9537 courtesy of Ecclesbourne Valley Railway. 

As well as these five visiting locomotives, the NYMR home fleet of diesel workhorses will be on the timetable of services, including No. 37264, D7628 ‘Sybilla’, No. 31128, No. 47077, and No. 31466. Together, the visiting and home fleet will feature in a jam-packed timetable including evening running. Many services will also be offering a selection of beers and ciders served from the on-board buffet bars.

There will also be a selection of traders including Rail Riders, Transport Past Times, Yorkshire Wolds Railway and DPP Model Railways.

Paul Middleton, Director of Mechanical Engineering, said, We were already excited about the return of the Diesel Gala, so having these extra guest locomotives alongside our home fleet is going to make the weekend really special. Thanks to Michael Owen from Class 20189 Ltd, we're really pleased to welcome back Class 20s, No. 20142 and No. 20189, yet more diesel traction for our returning Diesel Gala. We’re bringing the event back with a bang!

Day Tickets for the railway are £49.50 for adults, with a 12 month Annual Pass of free return visits included; kids (aged 0-15) also go free. If you already have a valid Annual Pass, entry to the event is included.

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