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October 23
Sat 23 October 2021 Sun 24 October 2021

Steam and Diesel Autumn Gala

Join us for our Steam and Diesel Autumn Gala (previously End of Season Parade - but the season goes on!), on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October

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Enthusiasts Timetables 2021 (rhdr.org.uk)

The Steam and Diesel Autumn Gala (previously End of Season Parade - but the season goes on!) is back for 2021.

This weekend all available RH&DR steam locomotives will be in service plus diesels J B Snell and Shelagh of Eskdale which is on loan from Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway.

Stay and play - weekend tickets are now available for £40 saving 10%.

VIP Heritage Carriage travel is available via our fundraising auction. Support your railway here: https://www.jumblebee.co.uk/rhdrendofseasonparadeauction

See below for the weekends highlights!

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Steam and Diesel Autumn Gala highlights:

  • Saturday - 9:00 The Bug's Breakfast Train with 4 coaches
  • Saturday - 11:00 Diesel Double Header - JB Snell & Shelagh of Eskdale non-stop Dungeness to Hythe
  • Saturday - 11:20 Hythe to Dungeness Non-stop
  • Saturday - 13:05 New Romney to Hythe Triple Header
  • Saturday - 14:00 2 locomotives top and tail from New Romney to Romney Sands only
  • Saturday - 15: 00 Locomotives 1,2 and 3 form the “Paxman Express” – celebrating the first three engines ordered for the RH&DR. 28 mile non stop Hythe to Hythe via Dungeness triple header
  • Saturday - 17:50 Parallel Run with locomotives 1,2 and 3 “Paxman Express” & locomotives 6,9 and 11 “'The Triple Crosby Chimes” Hythe to New Romney
  • Sunday - 09:30 Three Non-Stops leave New Romney for Hythe (one via Dungeness) Parallel Run with The Bug with 4 coaches
  • Sunday - 12:25 Two mountain locomotives celebrate their 95th birthday with a 28 mile non-stop
  • Sunday - 12:35 Top and Tail New Romney to Hythe with locomotives Southern Maid and Winston Churchill
  • Sunday - 15:25 German Double Header with The Bug and Black Prince
  • Sunday - 17:00 Grand Finale - 7 steam locomotives steam from New Romney to Dungeness to New Romney


The RHDR reserves the right to alter of cancel any of the services without notice.


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