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The Weybourne Traction Group plays host to an impressive array of guest and home fleet diesel locos. A must for any diesel enthusiast.


Details of the 2017 Diesel Gala will be released as developments are confirmed

In the meantime why not check out last years event below.

The Weybourne Traction Group returns in 2016 with another eagerly anticipated Diesel Gala on the North Norfolk Railway. Over three days, come and enjoy a great day out on the NNR, with classic diesel locomotives from a variety of eras hard at work between Sheringham and Holt.

We'll be putting as many of our own locomotives and as much of our coaching stock into use, along with visiting locomotives which are expected to be arriving via Sheringham Level Crossing.

Evening Beerex Specials
North Norfolkman Restaurant Buffet
Muddle and Go Nowhere Real Ale Bar
Rolling Stock
Beer Tent
Class 50 Preview Evening
Steam Services
Lineside Passes
How To Book


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   30 Years of Network SouthEast

Visiting Locomotives

  • Class 50 50026 Indomitable - This locomotive is visiting courtesy of PTG Tours, and is normally based at Eastleigh Works

  • Class 33, 33035 - This locomotive is visiting courtesy of Pioneer Diesels Ltd, and is normally based at Barrow Hill

  • Class 20, 20227 - This locomotive will arrive in the Spring and stay until the end of October and is courtesy of The Class 20 Locomotive Society

  • Class 66, 66772 - First ever passenger train courtesy of GB Railfreight

Home Fleet Traction

  • Class 25, 25057 (D5207)

  • Class 31, D5631 (31207) 

  • Class 37, D6732 (37032) Friday and Saturday only

  • Class 101 DMU, in use as a hauled set and working under its own power.

  • Class 08, D3940, working a special train from Weybourne to Holt and return with the Wisbech & Upwell tramcar No.7 each afternoon.

Evening Beerex & Supper Specials

On Friday 10th & Saturday 11th June, we will be running special trains into the evening, with our Muddle and Go Nowhere Real Ale Bar Car. Travel on evening services is obtained with either a valid rover ticket for the day or with a special evening only ticket, which is valid after 17.45 (see fares section below for more detail).

Food will be available from Sheringham buffet before the first and second evening departures.

Friday 10th June - Evening Travel Ticket - £10.00 (Sulzer night)

For those passengers arriving late in the day, our Evening Rover ticket allows unlimited travel on services after 17.45.

Saturday 11th June - Evening Travel Ticket - £10.00 (English Electric night)

For those passengers arriving late in the day, our Evening Rover ticket allows unlimited travel on services after 17.45.


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Start your day with a hearty breakfast, served aboard The North Norfolkman Restaurant Buffet. The buffet service will be in operation for all three days, serving all day breakfasts along with hot and cold refreshments, bottled beers, tea and coffee.


Muddle and Go Nowhere Real Ale Bar

The Muddle and Go Nowhere Real Ale Bar makes another return to the Diesel Gala schedule. Hosted aboard our lovingly restored 1937 Gresley LNER Restaurant Buffet coach, the bar services draught real ale and cider, bottled beers, wines, soft drinks and other light refreshments and snacks on the move.

The bar is run by volunteers and is open throughout the weekend and is a highly popular attraction, don't miss a drop!

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Rolling Stock

Our gala will feature three sets of British Railways Mk.I coaches, including corridor, suburban and open coaches. Our DMU vehicles will form a fourth set, offering DMU drags throughout the day. 

The M&GN Joint Railway Society's 1930s Gresley Buffet will also be in service, hosting the Muddle and Go Nowhere Real Ale Bar , featuring draught real ales, bottled beers and other refreshments and snacks.

Wisbech & Upwell Tramcar No.7 will also make one return trip from Weybourne to Holt each afternoon, hauled by class 08, D3940.

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Beer Tent

A beer tent will be open at Weybourne station, serving draught locoal real ales and cider throughout the weekend. 

Class 50 Preview Evening

We are pleased to announce that visiting Class 50, Indomitable will be operating a preview evening on Thursday 9th June. Commencing around 17.00 and running until late, the locomotive will be hauling a train containing the 'Muddle and Go Nowhere' bar serving real ale and a selection of tasty snacks. Travel aboard these trains is priced at £10 for an 'evening rover' allowing travel on all diesel services that evening, and a full timetable is available below. Tickets can be pre-booked via our online shop.

Network SouthEast 30

Friday 10th June sees 30 years to the day since Network SouthEast commenced operations. Brainchild of former NSE Managing Director Chris Green, NSE sought to revolutionise commuter travel for thousands of passengers who commuted into London each day. Network SouthEast covered London and the South East, as well as King's Lynn, Cambridge, Ipswich, Peterborough and the Home Counties, and 50026 will be appearing at the event in the famous 'toothpaste' livery. 

Chris Green will be visiting the event and undertaking book signings of 'The Network SouthEast story', on Saturday 11th June.

Did you work for Network SouthEast? Or would you like to find out more about it? Perhaps celebrate and reminisce about commuting stories? Friday 10th will see a reunion of former NSE staff, come along and share your memories, people will be on hand all day, and reserved seating will be available on our beerex services, hauled by 33035, to allow you to take advantage of our real ale bar car! Cheers!

Steam Services

Our 2016 Diesel Gala event is diesel only on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June. On Sunday 12th June, one steam engine will be in service. For passengers wishing to travel behind the steam locomotive, please note that departure times will vary from the normal timetable. Please check before traveling.


Passenger Timetables, including locomotive allocations are below:

For those who would like a little more detail, passenger working timetables are located below, this includes traction & headcodes, please note that not all trains are passenger services and Light Engine and Empty Coaching Stock services are also shown on here. Click the logo to access our timetables


Advance fares for one, two and three day tickets are no longer available, please buy tickets on the day from ticket offices, See below for more information.

Ticket Type


On the day

Adult Rover 1 Day



Adult Rover 2 Day



Adult Rover 3 Day



Senior Rover 1 Day



Senior Rover 2 Day



Senior Rover 3 Day



Child Rover 1 Day



Child Rover 2 Day



Child Rover 3 Day



Family Rover 1 Day



Family Rover 2 Day



Family Rover 3 Day



Friday or Saturday
Evening Only Travel



Please note that only rover tickets will be valid for this event. No half journey or single tickets will be available and no discounts or concessions will be available.

Children under 5 travel free. Family groups consist of two adults and two children only.

Dogs and cycles are charged at £1 each for unlimited travel on that day.

Lineside Photographic Passes

Lineside Passes are available for photographers throughout the year. Click here for details.

Please note that being on the lineside or any non-public place without a lineside pass is trespassing, which is a prosecutable offence on the railways. Checks are made that people on the lineside hold a valid pass. 


How to Book


Call 01263 820800.

Open daily between 10 am and 4 pm.

All major credit and debit cards accepted.

You are able to purchase tickets using our online shop for this event.


Please note that all train services and attractions are subject to amendment or cancellation without notice. The NNR cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.