• IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: There are now no steam train services on 22nd & 25th November. . . .
  • Santa Express Christmas Eve trains are now FULL. We have extended the capacity on other trains so book yours now! . . . . .
  • 4
  • D7535 MERCURY
  • Built in 1962 for British Rail.

    The class 25 diesels were designed for freight work but a large number were fitted with steam heating boilers, allowing them to be used on passenger trains all year. Throughout the 70's they could be found at work across the whole of the British Rail network, but the changing face of the rail system in the 1980's made them surplus to needs. The last of its class was withdrawn from service in March 1987.

    D7535 was withdrawn from service during the early 80's and was put into storage at Toton, near Nottingham, where it was used to educate and train apprentices for all aspects of loco maintenance. This meant that when it was put up for disposal it was in excellent order when it arrived here in the mid 80's. Being used mostly during the winter months on engineering trains and stock movements, it is also used for special events and emergency cover during the running season.

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  • 4
  • 3' 9"
  • 50' 6"
  • 71 tons
  • Engine Power
  • 1250 bhp
  • Engine
  • Sulzer 6LDA28-B
  • Transmission
  • Diesel Electric