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Spring Diesel Festival

The BIGGEST diesel bash around!

May 16th - 18th

Spring Diesel Festival

A stunning mix of heritage and mainline diesels working at the biggest diesel event in the country!

Tickets can no longer be pre-booked, but don't worry, you can still purchase them on the day of your visit from any of our Station Booking Offices.

It's the diesel event you don't want to miss - the Spring Diesel Festival brings three days of visiting heritage and modern diesel locomotives, home-fleet action, evening running and one or two surprises, including the rare chance to take a look inside Kidderminster Diesel Depot...

Visiting locomotives:

Class 25 No. D7535
With thanks to South Devon Diesel Traction

Class 31 No. 97205
With thanks to Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway Association

Class 33 No. 33108
With thanks to 33/1 Preservation Company

Class 37 No. 37688
With thanks to D05 Preservation Limited

Class 40 No. 40106 Atlantic Conveyor 
With thanks to the Class 40 Preservation Society 

Class 46 No. 46010
With thanks to D05 Preservation Limited

Class 47 No. 47749 City of Truro
With thanks to GBRf

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

Class 60 No. 60095
With thanks to GBRf

Class 66 No. 66789 (Saturday only)
With thanks to GBRf

Class 88 No. 88006
With thanks to DRS

Home fleet:

Class 42 No. D821 Greyhound
With thanks to the Diesel Traction Group

Class 50s No. 50031 Hood, No. 50035 Ark Royal & No 50044 Exeter
With thanks to the Class 50 Alliance

Class 52 No. D1062 Western Courier
With thanks to the Western Locomotive Association 

The previously announced visit of Prototype HST Power Car No. 41001 will no longer take place. The locomotive will now be on static display during the event. More information available here. Furthermore, we are sorry to report Class 44 No. 44004 Great Gable will no longer be attending either due to low oil pressure issues that cannot be rectified in time. In addition, Class 14 No. D9551 will not operate at the event due to mechanical issues. We apologise for the disappointment this will cause.

Event Parking:

  • Kidderminster - Station DY10 1QX, Harriers Football Club DY10 1NB, King Charles School DY10 1XA (Saturday only - 7.30am - 11.30pm).
  • Bewdley - Station DY12 1BG.
  • Bridgnorth - Station & new West Carpark WV16 5DT.
Revised fares
Child / Member
One-day rover

Pre-book & save
£28.80 £27.00 £19.30 £63.90
On the day
£32.00 £30.00 £21.50 £71.00
Two-day rover

Pre-book & save
On the day
Three-day rover        
Pre-book & save £63.00
£59.40 £41.90
On the day £70.00
£66.00 £46.50
Other information
Annual Family Pass: NOT VALID, Children: 4 - 15 years, Family: 1 or 2 adults + 1, 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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