Steam rescues Sheringham ‘diesel’ gala!

THE North Norfolk Railway has turned its June 15-17 spring diesel gala into a mixed traffic event because of a shortage of locomotives.

Its class Class 03, 31 and 37 locomotives are still undergoing major overhauls.

However, its special guest will be the Bury Hydraulic Group’s 1961-built Warship D832 Onslaught.

Long-term visitor Class 20 No. 20227 will also be in action, and DRS is to send a guest.

Resident Warship D821 Greyhound and visiting D829 Onslaught join forces on a southbound working on the descent of Eardington bank, during the Severn Valley Railway’s May 17-19 spring diesel gala, in which a total of 22 locomotives took part. The Warships double-headed on all three days. FRED KERR

After six years out of traffic, Class 08 D3935 will be officially relaunched into service with a special daily round trip from Weybourne to Holt and back. The inaugural journey on the Friday will be a special celebratory run, with a glass of prosecco included for each special ticket holder, for a £5 per person supplement.

Class 11 No. 12131 will be available for hauling at selected times throughout the weekend within station limits. The line’s Class 101 DMU in its hybrid blue/green liveries will also run.

BR Standard 9F No. 92203 Black Prince and Standard 4MT 4-6-0 No. 76084 will be operating a mixture of passenger and non-passenger trains, including a new parcels service. Guided tours around the Weybourne Works will be offer.

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