]> Hastings Diesels Limited – Railtours


This page and contents last changed on Wednesday 12 December 2018

Olympia Express charter

On Saturday 22 December 2018, our train is being chartered by Roland Orchard and Dom Witham for the tenth consecutive year for their Olympia Express charter. For all details, enquiries and bookings, please see their own website.

Their finalised timings have been published.

Plans for future railtours

We ran or co-run five outings in the course of 2017, and three in 2018; thank you for supporting these outings!

We continue to formulate plans for future railtours, taking into account the various restrictions imposed by weekend engineering work and the availability of traincrew.

Details of, and booking-instructions for, our future railtours will appear here when they are available; when that happens, those on our emailing list & our followers on Twitter will receive notifcation.

We are progressing outline plans for railtours as follows:

Until properly advertised, these outline plans are unavoidably subject to cancellation, modification or change of date (except where stated to the contrary).

Code of Conduct

It is a condition of holding a ticket for any outing on our train that passengers abide by the letter and spirit of our Code of Conduct.

Leaning out of windows

We continue to endeavour to keep our passengers safe by not allowing them to lean out of our train’s windows. This notice contains further information.

Folding bicycles

It may be possibile for you to bring your folding bicycle on the Hastings DEMU, with prior written approval; our guidelines on carriage of folding bikes will help you to determine your bike’s suitability for carriage.

Railtour Archive

We can recommend a dip into the HDL Railtour archive, which contains details of all the previous “days out” which HDL has operated to date.