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Chinnor Railway big Diesel Bash

Discussion in 'Galas and Events' started by Sidmouth, May 12, 2017.

  1. Sidmouth

    Sidmouth Part of the furniture Staff Member Moderator

    Sep 12, 2005
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    Alderan !

    A plug for the Chinnor Railway's big diesel bash tomorrow . Class 50, 45 , 20's , Clayton all in operation, I had a cracking day with the 20's on Wednesday

    We've listened to the many enthusiasts who said they would travel with us if we put on a 3-Day Big Diesel 'Thrash!'

    So we've set the dates for Thur 11 May, Fri 12 May, and Sat 13 May 2017 and we have agreements with the respective owners to hire in 5-Big Heritage Diesels.

    And, of course, our unique resident Class 17 Clayton will be thrashing along with the others (and full power on its two engines too!).

    It's heavy haulage at it best and with gradients like our 1-68 Chinnor Bank (and there's others, including quite abump at the Princes Risborough end of the Line): it will be a really, very intensive, 3-Day Big Diesel 'Thrash!'


    Keep an eye on our official Facebook page here for anything new - thanks!

    • D8059 courtesy of the Somerset and Dorset Locomotive Company
    • D8188 courtesy of the Somerset and Dorset Locomotive Company (James Bond loco herself and ex-Waterman 20188 as seen in Goldeneye!)
    • 50026 'Indomitable' courtesy of Paul Spracklen (last Class 50 on a booked stop at Princes Risborough on the Paddington to Banbury runs on the 11 May 1990)
    • 45041 'The Royal Tank Regiment' courtesy of the Peak Locomotive Company Ltd (this will be the first Class 45 to visit the line since 1988 and your very first opportunity to ride behind a Peak on the steep Chinnor branch!)
    • 66741 courtesy of GBRf
    • D8568 courtesy of The Diesel Traction Group(unique Clayton is resident at Chinnor)


    We will have guest Ale at pub prices including Wychwood brewery's Hobgoblin and Gunners Gold(what would a Big Diesel Gala be... without Ale?), and we'll also have our own bottle conditioned Ales, various wines and plenty of soft drinks and tea, coffee and snacks etc. Stephanie and her Ladies in our Cambrian Tea Room will serve hot Bacon Rolls, Sausage Baps, and the usual range of moderately priced sandwiches and home-made cakes etc, throughout the day.

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