Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Autumn Diesel Gala 2019
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2019
2019 Autumn Diesel Gala is across 2 days Saturday & Sunday this year.
We are delighted to have managed to secure the hire of first of class type 2 26007 (D5300) kindly supplied by Victor Korzeniewicz to be guest loco at this years gala.
This type 2 loco and its class mates have never been this far south & west before, making this another first for Bodmin Railway and Cornwall.
D5300 built in 1958 by the Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company at Smethwick, was the first class 26 of 47 built and was also one of the last to be withdrawn in Oct 1993.
The Sulzer 6LDA28-A, 1160hp rated engine will sound great hauling on our Cornish gradients! Being also dual braked 26007 will be seen at both Boscarne and Parkway at times solo!
The 2019 Diesel Gala will see the re-launch of 47306 'The Sapper' following completion of its 3+ years overhaul by the Bodmin Mainline Diesel Group volunteers.
Show cased at this years GWR Long Rock open day, the group has been busy for the last six months recommissioning and finishing all the small tasks! Resplendid in RFD livery it is going to make an excellent partner to 26007.
Its anticipated that the gala will also include the groups other homefleet ex-mainline locomotives,
The Bubble car 55020 (121020) first of the class 121's built in 1960 and the last mainline passenger service vacumm braked unit to still be in service 2017 is part of this years gala.
08444 is also to be used to haul brake vans on each day to Boscarne Jct and back available as part of the gala ticket.
We are again offering our popular and extremely good value light engine drive experinces. A chance to get your hands on the controls of these mainline locomotives.
Click on the link below for more details.
The timetable includes plenty of interconnecting trains @ Bodmin Parkway for incoming and onward mainline connections.
Click on the link below for details.
Not forgetting there will also be Real Ale & Ciders available both days from Bodmin General Platform.
26007 Photo credit Brian Aston @ Swanage Gala 2019
Gala Event Fares :-
Freedom of the Line
1 Day Ticket
2 Day Ticket
Family 1 (1 Adult + 2 Child)
Family 2 (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Single Journey Ticket
BRPS & BR Priv Card Holders £3 Discount on Fares
Sunday - Kids for a £1 !!!! (Age 3-16)
Inclusive Devon and Cornwall through ticketing also available with a £8 on the day supplement.
Saturday Evening ticket only £10 Adult & £7 Child
Upgrades available for Gala day time ticket holders (Travel only or travel and curry), ask on the day.
No other discounts