Spring Diesel Gala – 18th and 19th March 2017

Visiting special guest Class 33 33063 joins five home fleet locos for our 2017 Spring Diesel Gala.

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Join us for a busy gala weekend of intensive running of our heritage diesel fleet, featuring special guest Class 33 33063.

Spring 2017 Diesel Gala - Poster

We will be working the locos to a seriously intensive timetable, only possible on GCR's double track.

We're also expecting to run shunter shuttles each day - check back soon for locomotive line-up.


There will be a wide variety of food and drink available at this event. Our renowned griddle car will be in traffic offering a selection of hot and cold meals, from our famous all day breakfasts to our light bite sandwiches. This will operate throughout both days in the Carriage set marked A in the timetable.

A hot dog stall will also be available at Loughborough Central station.

Real ale

A real ale bar will be available in the General Waiting Room at Loughborough Central station.

Further details regarding real ale will be published soon - please check back for the latest additions.


- Special guest Class 33 33063 appearing courtesy of South East Locomotive Group and Spa Valley Railway.

- Class 20 D8098.

- Class 25 D5185.

- Class 31 D5830.

- Class 33 D6535.

- Class 37 37714.



Gala Timetables:

Timetables will be published here soon.

Event programme:

A gala programme is available free to runabout ticket holders (while stocks last) from our station Booking Offices. The programme is otherwise £2 where sold.

Live Updates service

Our free Live Updates service will be available for mobile phone and tablets owners. The service provides up-to-the-minute information on services, including any service alterations. Details available at the event.


Adult: £18

Seniors: £16

Children: £10 (aged 5-16 inclusive)

Family Ticket: £40 (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Family Ticket: £25 (1 adult & up to 3 children)

Under 5s: Free of charge

No short hop tickets available between stations.

Platform tickets at Loughborough Central are available for £5 at this event. These are not valid on trains.

More details on the event will be available soon...

*Normal discounts apply for members of Friends of Great Central Main Line to buy Privilege rate tickets (£9 adult, £5 child) upon production of membership card. *HRA pass holders can travel at Privilege rates. *Working members of other heritage railways with whom GCR has reciprocal arrangements for reduced fares, will be eligible for Privilege fares upon production of valid working membership cards. *Same arrangements apply as above for holders of ex British Rail and Train Operating Company passes.

All attractions and locomotives are subject to availability. GCR reserves the right to cancel or amend any attraction or service.

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