Diesel Gala

A long weekend of heritage diesel traction

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1st - 3rd June 2018

Enjoy an intensive timetable of diesel locomotives as well as free rides in the Queen Mary Brake van with 03197 at Alton and Driver for a Fiver experiences with 08377 at the sidings in Alresford. You can also find society stalls at the Loco Workshop Gallery at Ropley.

Guest Locos TBC

Home Fleet:
Class 33: 33053
Class 50: 50027 "Lion"
2H DEMU: 1125

08377 - Class 08 Shunter

The Miniature Railway will be running throughout the gala subject to weather conditions. 

Parking Information:

Where possible, we recommend parking at Ropley
Ropley: We have FREE car parking in a large field next to Ropley station. Postcode SO24 0BL
Alresford: Pay and Display, free Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Alton: Pay and Display South West Trains car park.
Disabled parking available at Alresford and Alton stations. Disabled drop-off at Ropley station and park in the field.

Adult £25
Child (aged 2-16 yrs) £13
Child under 2 FREE
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children 1 child effectively free) £63
Adult 3 Day Pass £50
Child 3 Day Pass £25

Advance tickets include all booking fees and tickets cost the same on the day.

Staying for the weekend? Take a look at Watercress Lodges and Campsite located next to Ropley station to make the most of your visit to the railway.

Entry is by travel ticket only. Site/platform tickets, intermediate fares and discount vouchers, including Tesco Clubcard vouchers, are NOT valid for this event.
Once tickets are purchased they cannot be changed or cancelled for any reason.

The Company does not guarantee that the trains will arrive or depart at the times stated and reserves the right to cancel, alter or suspend any train without notice, or to substitute a different train should this be necessary for whatever reason.

Image for illustration purposes only. 

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