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Diesel Gala

We will be raising the roof with yet another diesel spectacular on the weekend of 27 to 29 March 2020!

With an expected five or more locomotives operating and also selected locos hauling a good couple of hundred ton special up our 1 in 68 inclines means that you’ll certainly get the full music of the selected locomotives. Our service will be very intensive to allow you to sample all of the fine machines on our scenic and nicely graded route.

We're delighted to announce that Class 31 '31128' 'Charybdis', courtesy of Richard Goodyear, will also be joining our Diesel Gala. 31128 will of course, line up with our very own Class 31 '97205'. Class 33 '33201' has already been announced as the first guest locomotive, courtesy of Ian Mandley together with Class 55 '55019' Royal Highland Fusilier, courtesy of the The Deltic Preservation Society (the first of the Deltics to ever visit the Chinnor branch). We're also pleased to offer driver experiences on Royal Highland Fusilier on 24 & 25 March too!

The current line up stands with 55019, 31128, 97205 (31163), 33201, 37227, 08825/97808. Loco allocations will be updated in the timetables below nearer the time.


We will also be offering Cab rides on each service to enable you to really enjoy the atmosphere and get a driver's view of the line. Depending on crewing levels, there will be Brake van rides with our NSE Class 08 08825/97808 with our shark brake van between departures and arrivals at Princes Risborough.

We will have barrels of real ale on offer with some local cider on tap too! Exact ales and ciders to be announced nearer the time.

Please note: there will be no steam locomotive running and only vintage diesels will operate over this weekend - therefore there will be no steam heating in our carriages, but should the weather be stacked against us... our Cambrian Café at Chinnor will be serving plenty of hot coffee and tea, plus hot bacon and sausage baps, all at our usual moderate catering prices!

If you are looking for something more to do whilst in Chinnor then see our guide 'Stroll Around Chinnor Village' which includes links to the Wee Bookshop and The Village Centre for food and drink, ditto Bar/Restaurant meals in local pubs, or say visit  the local Church, and the guide also lists other places that may be of interest.

 

Timetable - Friday 27 March

Trains will call at Princes Risborough Platform 4 for Chiltern Railways trains - please note that connections cannot be guaranteed.

All locos are subject to availability - allocation details to follow.

Set V = 5 Coach MK1 Vacuum Brake Set 34671, 4902, 4584, 1845, 35337. 3CEP = 1198 (ex BR Class 411) Air Brake 61736, 70573, 61737. 

Headcode 2P01 1P03 1P05 1P07 1P09 1P11 1P13 1P15
Leading loco                
Rear loco (top & tail)                
Stock
Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP
Chinnor depart 08.50 10.05 11.05 12.10 13.15 14.20 15.25 16.30
Princes Risborough arrive 09.20 10.22 11.22 12.27 13.35 14.37 15.42 16.54
                 
Headcode 1C00 1C02 1C04 1C06 1C08 1C10 1C12  
Leading loco                
Rear loco (top & tail)                
Stock Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V  
Princes Risborough depart 09.35 10.30 11.35 12.40 13.45 14.50 15.55  
Chinnor arrive 09.52 10.47 11.52 12.57 14.02 15.07 16.12  

 

Timetable - Saturday 28 March

Trains will call at Princes Risborough Platform 4 for Chiltern Railways trains - please note that connections cannot be guaranteed.

All locos are subject to availability - allocation details to follow.

Set V = 5 Coach MK1 Vacuum Brake Set 34671, 4902, 4584, 1845, 35337. 3CEP = 1198 (ex BR Class 411) Air Brake 61736, 70573, 61737. 

Headcode   1P01 1P03 1P05 1P07 1P09 1P11 1P13 1P15
Leading loco                  
Rear loco (top & tail)                  
Stock
  Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP
Chinnor depart   09.20 10.25 11.30 12.35 13.45 14.50 15.55 17.00
Princes Risborough arrive   09.37 10.42 11.47 12.55 14.02 15.07 16.12 17.20
                   
Headcode 1C00 1C02 1C04 1C06 1C08 1C10 1C12  1C14 1C16
Leading loco                  
Rear loco (top & tail)                  
Stock 3CEP Set V 3CEP
Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP  Set V 3CEP
Princes Risborough depart 08.45 09.50 10.55 12.00 13.05 14.15 15.20 16.25 17.25
Chinnor arrive 09.05 10.07 11.12 12.17 13.23 14.32 15.37 16.42 17.50

 

Timetable - Sunday 29 March

Trains will call at Princes Risborough Platform 4 for Chiltern Railways trains - please note that connections cannot be guaranteed.

All locos are subject to availability - allocation details to follow.

Set V = 5 Coach MK1 Vacuum Brake Set 34671, 4902, 4584, 1845, 35337. 3CEP = 1198 (ex BR Class 411) Air Brake 61736, 70573, 61737. 

Headcode  1P01 1P03 1P05 1P07 1P09 1P11 1P13 1P15 1P17
Leading loco                  
Rear loco (top & tail)                  
Stock
 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP
Chinnor depart  08.45 09.50 10.55 12.00 13.05 14.10 15.15 16.20 17.25
Princes Risborough arrive  09.10 10.07 11.12 12.17 13.25 14.27 15.32 16.37 17.45
                   
Headcode 1C00 1C02 1C04 1C06 1C08 1C10 1C12  1C14 1C16
Leading loco                  
Rear loco (top & tail)                  
Stock 3CEP Set V 3CEP
Set V 3CEP Set V 3CEP  Set V 3CEP
Princes Risborough depart 09.20 10.20 11.25 12.30 13.40 14.40 15.45 16.50 18.00
Chinnor arrive 09.37 10.37 11.42 12.47 13.57 14.57 16.02 17.07 18.25

 

Ticket Prices

Rover Tickets are available to purchase now.

Combined Cab ride & Rover Tickets will go on sale nearer the time:

Rover Ticket In advance by 20.00 on day before travel Walk-up & buy on the day
Adult (16+ yrs) / Senior £14.00 £19.00
Senior (60+ yrs) £14.00 £19.00
Adult Railcard Holder £14.00 £19.00
Accompanied Child* (5-15 yrs) £5.00 £9.50
Dog £Free £Free
Cab Ride and Rover Ticket In advance by 20.00 on day before travel Walk-up & buy on the day if available
Adult (16-59 yrs) £34.00 £39.00
Senior (60+ yrs) £34.00 £39.00
Adult Railcard Holder# £34.00 £39.00

* Up to two Children can travel at the flat fare when accompanied by an Adult or Senior ticket holder (otherwise half-fare payable). Children 0-4 yrs always travel FREE.

Dog Friendly - well behaved dogs on a lead always travel FREE.

Booking information

Rover Tickets are available to purchase now. Combined Cab ride & Rover Tickets will go on sale nearer the time. Jamie our event organiser says updates from him will appear on our Facebook page from time to time and meanwhile this website entry is made available for the purposes of securing diary dates etc.

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Fri 27 Mar 2020
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Sat 28 Mar 2020
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Sun 29 Mar 2020
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