Southern Diesels & Electrics Day!

Thursday 1st August

Spa Valley Railway » Railway Events

Step back into the 1980s with our Southern Diesels & Electrics day!
The Spa Valley Railway boasts quite a fleet of original Southern Diesel & Electric locomotives and units, many work regularly throughout the year but this Summer we're show casing them on an intensive timetable as we take you back to the 1980s when these now historic trains were once common sight all over the Southern region!

Starting at 09:00 and continuing until early evening we are turning the 5 mile Spa Valley line into an intensive part of the Southern Region network, Groombridge becomes a busy interchange station with terminating and through trains whilst Eridge and Tunbridge Wells West see trains arriving into both platforms before departing once again.

An impressive timetable is in development which includes unit drags, authentic Southern freight (which you can travel in the Brake Van of), push/pull and of course our Thumper.

Locomotives/Units
• Class 33/0 33063 'R.J.Mitchell' – Freight Only
• Class 33/2 33201
• Class 73/1 73140
• Class 207 DEMU 1317
• Class 421 3CIG 1497

Southern Diesels & Electrics Day is the first time we've operated a day dedicated purely to our Southern region stock, all carrying liveries from the 1980s. 

Fares (we're keeping it cheap for the Kids this Summer holiday!)
• Adult Day Rover – £15.00
• Child Day Rover – £1.00

Yes that is right, all Kids travel for £1.00 when accompanied by a full fare paying adult, so a family is just £32, £2 more than normal! Not bad for a day out in the High Weald with an intensive timetable and some real classic Southern traction!

Further details of this event, including the rather intensive timetable will appear in early Summer.

Booking information

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All tickets are valid unlimited travel on the Spa Valley Railway on the day of your visit/date shown on ticket. 

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