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Spring Diesel Weekend!

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st March 2021

Curtailed in 2020 due to reasons we all know... You can now join us for our first enthusiast event of the 2021 season where our heritage diesels, including visiting Class 20 D8188, take to the stage for two days of diesel filled action.

Our resident fleet will be joined, by Class 20 D8188 courtesy of the Somerset & Dorset Loco Co. Ltd. The 1000Hp BR Green Bo-Bo is the 5th member of the class to operate on the Spa Valley Railway, others being 20118, 20110, D8098 and D8059, the latter also owned by the Somerset & Dorset Loco Co. Ltd.

Our popular two train service at 45-minute intervals will be in action, including a brake van ride to Eridge on the Saturday morning, plus a selection of beers and ciders will be available for you to enjoy from our award winning bar car 'Kate' and at Eridge, whilst stocks last!

Day Rover tickets are valid ALL day so if you travel on the Saturday you can ride the trains from the start to the end which includes travelling on the evening Fish & Chip/Ales on Rails trains for no extra cost, the only catch is food and drink aren't included!

Timetables are now available for both days of the event and can be found online here


All locos are subject to availability.


Tunbridge Wells West Departures: Saturday 09:30 (pre-booked Brake Van ride), 10:00 and then every 45 minutes until 21:15. Sunday 10:00 and then every 45 minutes until 16:45.
Eridge Departures: Saturday 10:00 and then every 45 minutes until 21:15 and then the last departure is 21:50. Sunday 10:45 and then every 45 minutes until 16:45 and then last departure is 17:20.

Booking information

If you select an e-ticket please ensure you print it off and bring it with you on the day! All tickets are valid unlimited travel on the Spa Valley Railway on the day of your visit/date shown on ticket. 

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations. Seats are NOT guaranteed.

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

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Sat 20 Mar 2021
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Sun 21 Mar 2021
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