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Diesel Gala and Beer Festival 2020 POSTPONED

Date: 24th - 26th Apr


Swanage Railway is delighted to announce details of our first visiting locos for our 15th Annual Diesel Gala and Dorset Beer Festival, running from Friday the 24th to Sunday the 26th of April, with a “mixed traction” day on Thursday the 23rd.

Deltic 55019 “Royal Highland Fusilier” will be visiting courtesy of the Deltic Preservation Society, and Class 44 - D4 “Great Gable” (44004) will be joining us courtesy of the Peak Locomotive Company. This will be the first ever visit of a class 44 to the Swanage Railway.

Class 33s - D6515 (33012) & 33111 will also be in action.

We have some more exciting loco announcements to make soon so watch this space! All of the above locos are subject to availability.

Deltic 55019 will also be available for “Driver Experience” sessions on the weekend before the gala (18th & 19th of April). These are now on sale so book soon to avoid disappointment!


The ever popular Dorset Beer Festival will return to Corfe Castle, along with other attractions around the railway such as the fantastic BBQ and trade stands.

On both the Friday and Saturday evenings the popular "Beerex" trains will be running.

A "Rail Replacement Bus Service" will operate between Wareham Station and Norden Station for those of you who wish to get the full rail experience.

2020 Diesel Gala Fares Advanced Online
On the Day
1 Day Adult Rover £30.00 £35.00
1 Day Child Rover £20.00 £25.00
1 Day Family Rover £65.00 £73.00
Adult Rail Staff Travel Day Rover  --------- £25.00
2 Day Adult Rover £48.00 £53.00
2 Day Child Rover £38.00 £43.00
2 Day Family Rover £105.00 £115.00
3 Day Adult Rover £56.00 £61.00
3 Day Child Rover £46.00 £50.00
3 Day Family Rover £145.00 £160.00

*  Advance Booking Close 22nd April at 23:59

*  A Family is 2 Adults and Up to 3 Children