Following their first diesel gala in 2006, the Swanage Railway’s modern traction events have continued to grow in size and stature. Inspired line-ups of visiting locos and a railway blessed with superb scenery have ensured that the Swanage diesel galas are one of the modern traction events of the year. This programme has extensive coverage of the five diesel galas that were staged between 2011 and 2015. Not only did these events bring more new locomotive classes to the railway for the very first time, but some of the visiting locos were hauling their first passenger trains in preservation, following years of extensive restoration. Remarkably, some of them are unlikely to ever work again!
This 90-minute DVD not only features more than 30 different locomotives in action but also includes loco convoys to and from Swanage, the running day to mark the 30th anniversary of the ‘Push Pull Farewell’, and the naming ceremony of 66741 'Swanage Railway' by GB Railfreight at the tenth diesel gala in May 2015.
Produced by - Locomaster Profiles
Running time - 90 Minutes
Released - December 2015