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GWSR Heritage Diesel Weekend and Open Day
July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016
The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway at Toddington offers a chance again to to relive the 60s and 70s with our superbly restored collection of heritage diesel locomotives. please note the entry to the site will be by ticket only.
Join us at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway for another 3 day summer festival of heritage diesel traction at the end of July. We hope you will come and enjoy some of the 1000 miles of heritage diesel running along the former Western Region main line from Bristol to Birmingham from our magnificent collection of vintage diesel locomotives that we will have on offer, and enjoy the open days of our facilities at Toddington and Winchcombe.
One of the highlights of the festival will be the return to service of our English Electric class 37 locomotive D6948 which has been restored back to its original condition as it was first built back in 1964. The end result of an extensive restoration which has taken our team of volunteers 5 years to achieve, you will be able to admire the detailed work that has gone into recreating a classic 1960s diesel locomotive in immaculate condition and resplendent in the green livery of the era when diesel and steam shared Britain’s railways.