Leighton Buzzard Railway Presents A Diesel Gala with a Hint of Steam

Leighton Buzzard Railway Peter Pan

The Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway proudly curates one of the largest collections of two-foot gauge heritage diesel locomotives in the UK. On Monday 27 May (the Late Spring Bank Holiday), they will be showcasing them in a new event for 2024: a ‘Diesel Gala with a Hint of Steam!’

The day will feature no fewer than nine diesel locomotives hauling a variety of passenger and freight trains up and down the challenging gradients of the line, including double- and triple-headed consists. As well as a total of nine passenger departures to choose from throughout the day, there will be six freight departures and locomotive positioning moves, as well as at least seven internal combustion locomotives performing demonstration trains on one of Britain’s only double-tracked narrow-gauge lines.

A full timetable will be available in the next few weeks and will be published on www.buzzrail.uk and social media feeds, so visitors can choose the locomotives behind which they’d like to ride.

A souvenir timetable will be available on the day, included with your ticket. To give passengers the chance to get behind a variety of traction, you can purchase a second journey for just half price when you bring your first ticket back to the booking office. Guidance will also be available on the best places to snap photographs, since there will be some never-before-seen train arrangements, including some locomotives which have not run on the LBNGR mainline in over ten years.

For those who still need their steam fix, LBGNR is very proud to announce that Kerr Stuart 0-4-0 Wren-class ‘Peter Pan’ of 1922 – expertly restored by Graham Morris – will be hauling passenger trains, possibly even double-headed with another very special ‘small’ engine to be confirmed.

Visit www.buzzrail.uk to book your tickets now.