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Sixties Diesel Gala

9th - 11th June 2022 Visiting diesel locomotives Confirmed so far; Class 17 number D8568. The loco is…

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West Somerset Railway

9th - 11th June 2022

Visiting diesel locomotives Confirmed so far;

  • Class 17 number D8568. The loco is last of it's kind remaining and has never visited the WSR before. It will appear courtesy of the Diesel Traction Group and is usually based at the Severn Valley Railway.

 

Dates
10:00 Tickets available
10:00 Tickets available
10:00 Tickets available
19:00 Sixties Evening Dance Tickets available
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The Beatles

In 1964 the Beatles released the film 'A Hard Day's Night' and it is still considered a classic almost 60 years later.

Not everyone knows that some of the filming was done on what is now the West Somerset Railway - particularly at Crowcombe Heathfield and Minehead. This June you can relive those heady days with the 'Celebration of the 60s' at the WSR Diesel Gala.

On Saturday June 11th we will be running a special 'Beatles Train' which will recreate the original train used in the film right down to the locomotive number as part of the Diesel Gala. There will be displays of photographs and memorabilia at Crowcombe Heathfield and Minehead and live music throughout the day.

Evening Station Dance

There will be an evening dance on Minehead platform featuring live music from the Liverpool Beatles,  The Estrellas and Helen Pearson.

The doors will open at 7.00pm and will close at 11pm.  Our Turntable cafe will be open for refreshments and there will be a pop up bar available throughout the evening. 

Tickets are £15 per person and available now.