The South Devon Railway is home to an impressive fleet of British Railways ‘first generation’ diesels built during the 1950s and 1960s to replace steam traction and the Diesel Gala weekend on 3rd to 5th November is a great opportunity to experience them in action.
With an intensive service throughout both days, a bar on the trains and plenty of action for diesel fans – and a visiting engine – the diesel gala is an event that is growing in popularity and a firm date for the diary!
Other locomotives planned to run over the weekend comprise English Electric type 3 (class 37) 6975, Sulzer type 2 (class 25) D7612, BRCW Crompton (class 33) D6501, English Electric 0-6-0DE shunter (class 09) D3721, RS&H 0-6-0DM shunter (class 04) D2246 and ‘Bubblecar’ single unit railcar W55000. 6975 is in rail blue, the others are in original British Railways green.
Our popular ‘driver for a fiver’ attraction will be in operation at Buckfastleigh station.