Following our summer heritage diesel gala and open day, this autumn we are again holding a diesel running weekend using our magnificent fleet of heritage diesel locomotives dating back to the early 1960s. We hope you will come and enjoy the sight and sounds of a bygone age with our collection of 50+year old diesel locomotives.
There will be something for everyone - for families looking for an enjoyable day out as well as for the railway and diesel traction enthusiasts. Our Diesel Weekends and Galas have established a reputation for being a friendly, quality event and we hope this additional diesel running weekend albeit a smaller scale event than the summer gala weekend, will continue in the same vein.
The majority of our fleet of heritage diesel locomotives are now well past their 50th birthdays (our oldest is almost 60!), so the event also reflects the history of British electrical and mechanical engineering from the 1950s and 1960s - a time when the UK was still at the forefront of locomotive technology and exported such railway locomotives all over the world. At Toddington, you will be able to photograph the locomotives in the yard when they are not working trains.
Ticket prices, online booking and timetables with loco allocations will be available here later when they become available.