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Locomotive Duty Roster

This roster is provided here for general information purposes only.
On any particular day there may be alterations to the roster to suit operational requirements.
Visitors intending to travel to the railway to see a specific locomotive operating are
advised to check the locomotive workings on the day.

Weekly public train information is also available providing details of planned stock usage.

February Loco Roster

March Loco Roster

SECR Locomotive No.178 is visiting the National Railway Museum in York until further notice, giving brake-van rides in the yard.
No.3 'Captain Baxter' will be reinstated, subject to undergoing a successful an annual boiler test.
SECR Locomotive No.323 'Bluebell' is currently on loan to the Spa Valley Railway, returning to the Bluebell at the end of March.

Public steam trains run to our "Sulky Service" timetable 24-25 February, 3-4, 10-11 March
- recreation of the timetable of the last days before closure in 1958
Tickets available in advance or on arrival
17-18 March - Steaming towards 60 - 60th Anniversary of closure
23-25 March - Diesel Gala - intensive service with classes 45, 46 and 31.
Full list of 2018 special events


Locomotive Duties

Times shown are departures from Sheffield Park. Please confirm with the published timetable for actual train times on a particular day.
A    Service 1 days - works all services
     Service 2 days - works 10:00, 12:15, 2:45, and (on Saturdays only, 31 March - 27 October) 5:15
B    Service 2 days - works 11:10, 1:30 and 4:00
C    Special Timetable Set C
D    Special Timetable Set D
SS   "Sulky Service" timetable - works all services

Note that on Sundays, Loco GAL often works the 10:00 service in place of Loco A

AT   Autumn Tints
BV   Brake van rides
CH   Charter working
CWS  C&W shunt
DG   Demonstration Goods train
EDW  Edwardian Train
EN   Engineering (CE, PW, S&T)
FF   Festive Feast
FSA  Full Steam Ahead (Driving Experience)
FT   Footplate Taster
GAB  Golden Arrow Breakfast
GAC  Golden Arrow Charter
GAD  Golden Arrow Dining
GAL  Golden Arrow Luncheon
MC   Mainline Charter
O    Observation Car Special
P    Station Pilot
RA   Rail Ale
S    Shunting
SPL  Special working
ST   Spare on standby
SU   Supper train
VIC  Victorian Train
WR   Wealden Rambler Afternoon Tea
X    (Special service) working unspecified
X    (Santa Special service) works EG train
Y    (Santa Special service) works 1st SP train
Z    (Santa Special service) works 2nd SP train

Although this roster is adhered to whenever possible, circumstances do necessitate some changes at short notice.

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