]> Hastings Diesels Limited – Railtours


This page and contents last changed on Tuesday 17 September 2019

Plans for future railtours

We ran or co-run five outings in the course of 2017, three in 2018, and four so far in 2019; 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).

To ensure everyone has an fair opportunity to make bookings, no bookings or reservations will be accepted nor entertained for any outing shown in this panel.

Olympia Express charter

On Saturday 21 December 2019, our train is being chartered by Roland Orchard and Dom Witham for the eleventh consecutive year for their Olympia Express charter. For all details, enquiries and bookings, please see their own website.

Their charter is sold out.

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.