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Spring Diesel Bash

May 13th-16th, clock up 100 miles of traction behind your favourite diesel engines

Each train has a variety of motive power types available

Spring Diesel Bash

Experience the sounds, sights and smells of heritage diesel power with a full day of haulage and the chance to clock up more than 100 miles on the Severn Valley Railway at the 2021 Spring Diesel Bash.

All trains now on sale - book your tickets!  See our FAQs 

Choose your train and haulage type and get assigned your own private compartment or socially distanced table. Get up close and personal with British Diesel Power as you whisk your way through country miles, clocking up 96 miles on three round trips on your chosen motive power plus additional trips behind Class 17 D8568!

Stops at Bridgnorth and Kidderminster will allow you to get off, take photos, have a beer (or two) in one of your heritage pubs and explore each site. Refreshment rooms and toilets will be open at either end of the line.

In line with Government Guidelines, The Engine House will not be open during the Spring Diesel Bash, so trains will no longer stop at Highley.

What’s more, there are optional trips behind 'Clayton' D8568, making its FIRST appearance in BR Blue livery.

Choose one of the following sets for your day:
  • Train 1, Class 50s - 50007, 50035 and 50049
  • Train 2, Hydraulics - D821 Greyhound and D1015 Western Champion
  • Train 3, Sulzers - Class 33 33108 and visiting special guest 47773
  • Train 4, English Electrics - Class 40 40106 Atlantic Conveyor and visiting special guest Class 20 (number TBC) 

The SVR hasn’t seen this many diesels on ONE DAY since 2019, so don’t miss out on the first big diesel event of 2021!

Your Spring Diesel Bash ticket includes:

  • Reserved compartment or socially distanced table
  • 96 miles of haulage behind diesel engines of your choice
  • Optional journeys behind Class 17 (no need to change trains)
  • Photo opportunities at Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. You cannot leave the train at any other station.

Start your 2021 adventure in style with the Severn Valley Railway Spring Diesel Bash.

Train Times

Train Departing Station
Optional Bewdley shuttles
Arrive Back
Train One,
Class 50s
Kidderminster, 8.25am
11.20am-11.45am, 3.00pm-3.25pm
Train Two, Hydraulics
Kidderminster, 9.15am
12.15pm-12.40pm, 3.55pm-4.20pm
Train Three, Sulzers
Kidderminster, 10.05am
1.10pm-1.35pm, 4.50pm-5.15pm.
Train Four, English Electrics
Bridgnorth, 9.05am
10.25am-10.50am, 2.05pm-2.30pm

Day Tickets

    Table for One
    Table for Two
    Compartment for up to four people
    Compartment for up to six people
    Friday 14th / Saturday 15th
    £35 £70 £140 £210
    Thursday 13th / Sunday 16th
    £30 £60 £120 £180
    Other Information
    Members, Shareholders and Loyalty Pass holders must pre-book their table or compartment in advance. You will need to enter your unique identification number to receive a discount at the check-out. Any additional travellers not covered by your pass will be charged on arrival at the Booking Office. Please see FAQs for more information.
    Dogs travel free of charge.
    Wheelchair users must reserve their space on the train.
    Tickets may also be purchased at the same price by calling 01562 757900 (option 1). 
    These tickets are not available for purchase from booking offices in advance. 

    Tickets will be dispatched by email. Terms & Conditions apply.

    Every ticket is covered by the SVR Covid Guarantee to ensure your booking is safe. More information on the SVR Covid Guarantee can be found here.

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