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Spring Diesel Festival

The BIGGEST diesel bash around!

May 17th - 19th

Spring Diesel Festival

A stunning mix of heritage and mainline diesels working at the biggest diesel event in the country! Our Spring Diesel Festival brings three days of visiting heritage and modern diesel locomotives, home-fleet action, evening running and one or two surprises...

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Following the hugely successful events in 2016 and 2017, our diesel bonanza brings great opportunities for visiting locomotives and, with the lighter evenings, is a hit with those who love the sounds of English Electric, Maybach and Sulzer diesel engines!

Visiting locomotives:

Class 37 No. 37688

With thanks to D05 Preservation Limited

Class 42 'Warship' No. D832 Onslaught

With thanks to the Bury Hydraulic Group

Class 45 'Peak' No. 45060 Sherwood Forester
With thanks to the Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group

Class 47 No. 47292
With thanks to the GCRN at Ruddington

Class 55 'Deltic' No. 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier
With thanks to The Deltic Preservation Society

Class 56 No. 56097
With thanks to the GCRN at Ruddington

Class 66 No. 66xxx

With thanks to GBRf

Class 73/1 No. 731xx
With thanks to GBRf

Class 88 No. 88xxx
With thanks to Direct Rail Services

Alongside the fantastic selection of visiting locomotives and special attractions will be supported by members of our resident fleet, including Class 14 No. D9551, Class 33 No. 33108, Class 42 No. D821 Greyhound, Class 50s No. 50031 Hood, No. 50035 Ark Royal and No. 50049 Defiance, Class 52s No. D1015 Western Champion and No. D1062 Western Courier. 

Attractions include:

  • Kidderminster Diesel Depot open for visits on Saturday & Sunday only.
  • Services into the evenings.
All locomotives and attractions are subject to availability. More information to follow.

Diesel Footplate Experiences

There is nothing quite like the sight and sound of a diesel locomotive in full cry! Choose your locomotive and experience the power and surge of adrenaline as you take the controls of your favourite Class on our full day Experience, including a tour of Kidderminster Diesel Depot! In 2018, you can drive a Class 14, 33, 37, 40, 45, 50, 52 or 55.

Revised fares
One-day rover
Pre-book & save
£24.30 £17.50
On the day
Two-day rover

Pre-book & save
On the day
Three-day rover        
Pre-book & save £56.70 £53.10 £38.30 £163.30
On the day £63.00 £59.00 £42.50 £181.50
Other information
Annual Family Pass: NOT VALID, Children: 4 - 15 years, Family: 2 adults + 2, 3 or 4 children, Seniors: 60+.
To qualify for 'pre-book & save' prices these tickets must be purchased at least five working days in advance of your visit. Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1). These tickets include FREE admission to The Engine House, our Visitor Centre at Highley.

All pre-booked tickets are subject to a £1.75 booking fee.
Through tickets to Bridgnorth from National Rail will need to be upgraded at our Booking Offices on payment of the surcharge.
The following passes are NOT VALID during the event: Heritage Railway Passes, Staff Passes from BR, LT, Network Rail and Train Operating Companies such as Virgin Trains and Chiltern Railways, SVR Free ticket vouchers for Adult, Child or Family tickets or any discount schemes normally in operation. 
Working Members of other heritage railways in our Reciprocal Travel Scheme pay the SVR member fare. 


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