THE Severn Valley Railway has several important diesel events lined up for this year, starting with the open house weekend on April 7-8.
There will be an intensive steam and diesel service and Class 50 footplate experiences at Kidderminster station.
The diesel depot will be open – free of charge for Freedom of the Line ticket holders –while for others there is a £3 admission charge.
The big event is the May 17-19 diesel festival. Visiting locos confirmed are Class 37
No. 37688, following an extended visit to the Mid-Norfolk Railway; Class 40 No. 40135 and Class 42 ‘Warship’ D832 Onslaught, both from the East Lancashire Railway; Class 45 ‘Peak’ No. 45060 Sherwood Forester, courtesy Pioneer Diesel Locomotive Group; and the Deltic Preservation Society’s Class 55 No. 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier.
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