Star of the show at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway Diesel Gala this weekend is a 1950s railbus that used to trundle between Tetbury and Cirencester.

Restoration work on the AC Cars W79978, is about to start. It was brought out in 1958 - one four railbuses built by the firm for use on the Western Region.

It worked on the Kemble branch lines until closure in 1964, then moved to Cornwall for a short spell on the Bodmin branch before ending up in Scotland until withdrawal by British Railways in 1968.

Gala organisers promise a "superb enthusiasts' photo-outing with a great mix of mainline and industrial motive power operating to an intensive timetable."

The event is on Saturday and Sunday at Blunsdon Station in Tadpole Lane and trains are running from 10.30am until 4pm.

Northbound trains will call at Hayes Knoll for visitors to see the railbus. Among the other locomotives expected to be in action is the BR Class 73 E6003 Sir Herbert Walker

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