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Class 50 Golden Jubilee

Celebrating 50s at 50!

October 4th - 6th

Class 50 Golden Jubilee

We celebrate 50 years of the Class 50 diesel-electric locomotive. 

Tickets available to pre-book shortly. 

The British Rail Class 50 was a class of 50 diesel locomotives designed to haul express passenger trains at 100mph. Built by English Electric at the Vulcan Foundry in Newton-le-Willows between 1967 and 1968, the Class 50's were initially on a 10-year lease from English Electric Leasing, and were employed hauling express passenger trains on the, then non-electrified, section of the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Scotland.

Alongside our own Class 50s, there will be a number of visiting Class 50s too, for three days of 'Hoover' action!

Attractions include: 

  • Intensive operation of Class 50 hauled services on Thursday and Friday. Three diesel-hauled services on Saturday, alongside two steam trains.
  • We'll attempt to host the largest operational gathering of one loco type ever staged in preservation (steam or diesel). We need to have 10 working locos to achieve this...
  • Commemorative merchandise
More information to follow. 

Revised fares
Thursday or Friday
Pre-book & save
£24.30 £17.50
On the day
Thursday & Friday

Pre-book & save
On the day
Pre-book & save £19.50 £19.50 £13.00 £55.00
On the day £21.00 £21.00 £14.00 £59.00
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. 
Terms & Conditions apply.

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