Direct Rail Services will supply a Class 88 for two diesel galas in the coming months.
The first visit of an ‘88’ to East Anglia will take place in mid-March, when an ‘88’ attends the Mid-Norfolk Railway gala. The event is on March 16-18, and DRS will supply the dual-mode locomotive on March 17/18. It is the second visiting locomotive confirmed for the event, after Class 26 5343 (26043).
Meanwhile, for the second successive year an ‘88’ will attend the Severn Valley Railway diesel gala on May 17-19.
Other visitors confirmed include D832 Onslaught, 37688 (a new arrival at the line, but not part of the active passenger fleet), 40135 (which is staying at the SVR for a year), 45060 Sherwood Forester (from Barrow Hill), 47292, 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier (usually based at Barrow Hill), 56097 from the Great Central Railway (Nottingham). a GB Railfreight Class 66/7 and a GBRf Class 73/1.