Ecclesbourne Valley Railway’s Summer Diesel Gala

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway’s popular summer diesel enthusiasts event featuring a range of classic diesel locomotives is scheduled to see the first passenger runs of the beautifully repainted Class 47 D1842 which begins a long term loan period on the railway.

This is also the first Class 47 operation since the railway reopened, seeing the return of a type of locomotive that was once the mainstay of the quarrying operations on the branch in the 1980s.

Also featured is resident Class 14 hydraulic locomotive D9537 ‘Eric’ and popular Class 31 31601 ‘Devon Diesel Society’. 

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Jump onboard one of our breakfast service trains on Friday or Saturday for a Full Enthusiasts Breakfast with bacon, sausage and all the favourites. Pre-purchase online for a discount too!

Tickets are priced at £19 for adults, £17 for concessions and £11 for children but discounts can be obtained when purchasing tickets in advance online.

The event will be operating to a special timetable. This timetable, tickets and other information for all three days is available on the railway’s website at

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Shannon Butcher