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Summer Diesel Gala - with visiting Class 33/0 33002!

6th, 7th & 8th August

The ever popular Summer Diesel Gala returns from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th August 2021! 

Returning for 2021 is our popular diesel gala featuring an intensive train service hauled by heritage diesels with visiting Class 33/0 33002 courtesy of South Devon Diesel Traction! Spend the weekend with us enjoying classic 1960s traction. 

The freshly repainted 33002, which hasn't left the South Devon Railway in its new livery will take part in an intensive two train service operating all three days with brake van rides and our shunting locos making a rare trip down the line. 33002 will join Class 20 D8188 which arrived to take part in our Spring Diesel Weekend back in March 2020 when events change the course of history! 

We are running our popluar Real Ale and Fish & Chip Supper trains on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th departing Tunbridge Wells West both evenings for three return trips to Eridge, if you have a diesel gala day rover you can travel on these trains at no extra cost. On Friday 6th they'll be hauled by Class 33's 33002 and 33063 and on Saturday 7th they'll be hauled by Class 20 D8188 and Class 31 31430!

Tickets can either be bought online or on the day, you DO NOT need to pre-book unless you specifically would like to, if so please scroll to the bottom of this page. Fares for this event are slightly higher than normal taking into account the number of locomotives we have operating.

Ticket type Price each
Adult 1 Day Rover £20.00
Adult 2 Day Rover £30.00
Adult 3 Day Rover £40.00
Child 1 Day Rover £10.00
Child 2 Day Rover £15.00
Child 3 Day Rover £20.00



Real Ales

Westerham Brewery
Spirit of Kent - 4.0%
Summer Pearle - 3.8%
1965 Special Bitter Ale - 4.8%

Tonbridge Brewery
Coppernob - 3.8%
American Pale - 5.5%
Old Chestnut - 4.4%
Blonde Ambition - 4.2%

All Real Ales will be available from Bar Car 'Kate' located on Set A in the timetable.

Tunbridge Wells West

High Rocks



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Fri 06 Aug 2021
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Sat 07 Aug 2021
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!
Sun 08 Aug 2021
Open Day Event departing from: Travel All Day, Any Train!

Booking information

On the day of your visit you MUST have your eTickets available to show either in a print out or on a mobile device, both will be checked visually by a member of staff before boarding the train.

Note that a £10 admin fee applies to all booking alterations.

Click here to view our refund, cancellation and alterations policy

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