The foxfield Railway is re-introducing its diesel gala in May of 2018. It has been over ten years since the railway last hosted a diesel gala and this year will see much of the home diesel fleet in action on passenger trains and demonstration coal trains into Foxfield Colliery. It is anticipated that this gala will also see the introduction to traffic of ex-Shelton Steel Works Janus 0-6-0 DE 'Ludstone' which has not yet turned a wheel in anger since arriving at the railway over 15 years ago! There is also the possibility of an appropriate 'star' guest locomotive for the gala so watch out for an announcement on this soon! (NOTE: This event is Saturday/sunday only, it is not on the Bank Holiday Monday) The event will also be run in conjuction with a mini beer festival hosted by the railway's own One Legged Shunter real ale bar.