Spring Diesel Gala and Beer Weekend at The Spa Valley Railway

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Spring Diesel Gala and Beer Weekend at The Spa Valley Railway


Spa Valley Railway
Nevill Terrace
Royal Tunbridge Wells


Tel: 01892 537715

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An enthusiasts' paradise.  This weekend will be featuring some of the working locomotives from the home fleet, and there may even be a visiting one too!

The resident fleet at The Spa Valley Railway will be joined, subject to successful test runs following lengthy maintenance and a period of of traffic by Class 20 D8188 courtesy of the Somerset & Dorset Loco Co. Ltd. The 1000Hp BR Green Bo-Bo will arrive by road from the Midlands and will be 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.

Their popular two train service at 45-minute intervals will be in action and a selection of beers and ciders will be available for you to enjoy from the award winning bar car 'Kate' and at Eridge. 


Drewry 2591 'Southerham' (Saturday Only)

Class 10 D3489 'Colonel Tomline' (Saturday Only)

Class 20 D8188 – Courtesy of the Somerset & Dorset Loco Co. Ltd.*

Class 31/4 31430 'Sister Dora'

Class 33/0 33063 'R.J.Mitchell'

Class 73/1 73140

Class 207 DEMU 1317 (Saturday Only)

BR Standard 4MT No. 80078 (Sunday Only, Mother's Day)

*Please note that D8188's appearance is subject to successful test runs after a lengthy period of maintenance work, these test runs will be undertaken at its current base at the Midland Railway. Once confirmed successful then the loco will likely makes its way by road to the Spa Valley. All of the locomotives and units listed above are subject to availability and the Spa Valley Railway reserves the right make changes to the locos/units line up without prior warning however we will always endeavour where possible to communicate in advance any changes.


A: Rake of 4 MK1s with Bar Car 'Kate'.

CIG: Class 421 3CIG 1497

B: Rake of 3 MK1s with Queen Mary Brake Van.

Real Ales and Ciders:

There will be a range of Beers and Ciders available on board the train with 'Kate' shown as Set A in the timetable and in the Waiting Room at Eridge.

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